Whether you are starting therapy purely for personal interest or in a moment of crisis, I aim at offering support in your process of enriching your personal development, reaching an insight into your life patterns and developing insight and tools to turn crisis into opportunities.
I work drawing from several psychotherapeutic models according to individual needs and in a way that I feel is most valuable for achieving positive change and transformation.
My approach is non-judgmental and supportive. I work paying attention to the quality of the relationship between therapist and client, as I trust that this has an impact on the effectiveness of the therapeutic and healing processes.
I have a specific interest in working with people experiencing:
Relationships issues, Anxiety, challenges with Confidence and Self-Esteem, Stress, Life Transitions, Career Change, Grief, Bereavement and Loss, Cultural Issues and Depression. With people from the LGBT Community, with Londoners and with those who have cross-culturally relocated.
I see clients on a medium or longer-term basis and also work on short-term solution focused therapy.
I began training as a counsellor after working in the financial sector in the City of London for many years.
Since then, my professional experience includes working:
I direct Leone Centre a provider of counselling, marriage and couple counselling, psychotherapy, coaching and consultancy to individuals, couples and corporate organisations.
My qualifications and professional training include:
I continue, on an ongoing basis, to attend further and specific professional training, workshops and lectures.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – the register is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
This is a professional body ensuring that all their practitioners are following a strict code of conduct and embark on regular annual training courses and further practice to keep their clinical skills up-to-date.
I hold a membership for the Association of Independent Practitioners division of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am an approved Provider for Cigna Private Health Insurance, Compsych and I work with a number of EAP providers.