Venetia is a consultant clinical psychologist with specialist training in various forms of psychotherapy. Her special interests include behavioural (non-chemical) addiction and relationship difficulties. She works with adults, adolescents, and couples.
In her NHS practice, Venetia is the consultant clinical psychologist in the highly specialist National Problem Gambling Clinic. She previously acted as the coordinator of Relational Therapies in a large primary care NHS service, while privately she has partnered with the in-house team of the high-profile Harley Therapy for 6 years.
Alongside her clinical work, she provides clinical leadership, supervision and training. She is also a horonary lecturer at Metropolitan university. Venetia has presented in several conferences and published in academic journals.
Venetia has completed additional training in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT) and integrative couple therapy at the Institute of Psychiatry, Anna Freud Centre, and Tavistock Relationship Centre. She also has experience in psychodynamic, relational, compassionate-focused, dialectic behavioural, and schema therapy. Therefore she can help clients using different approaches, including practising new coping strategies, exploring the past and uncovering deeply buried emotions, or providing a supportive space to help with life stresses, improve wellness, increase insight, and deepen connections with others. In the initial assessment, she will be discussing with you how to tailor treatment to your individual needs.
Drawing on a vast range of skills, psychotherapy research, and clinical guidelines, she works flexibly and tailors treatment to her clients' unique needs. She has vast experience in working with addiction, complex depression, anxiety, OCD, and trauma as well as relationship difficulties, including separations, infidelity, losses, attachment difficulties and psychosexual problems.
To find out more about what to expect in an initial session with her, please read her blog and watch her video
A complete list of her academic publications can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Venetia_Leonidaki
Dr Leonidaki is available only on Wednesdays and Saturdays for face-to-face, weekly, therapy appointments. Telephone and online assessment or ad hoc appointments may be available on other days. 10% student discount available on Wednesday afternoon
HCPC, BABCP and BPC reg
Integrative Couple Therapy, Tavistock Relationship Centre
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Anna Freud Centre
Post Graduate Diploma in CBT, Institute of Psychiatry
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Essex-Tavistock Clinic
MA in Psychoanalytic Therapies, University of East London-Tavistock Centre
MSc in Clinical and Public Health Aspects of Addiction Kings College-Institute of Psychiatry
BSc in Psychology (Honors), Pantion University, Athens, Greece