Venetia is a consultant clinical psychologist with specialist additional training in more than one forms of psychotherapy. She has over 12 years of clinical experience. Her special interests include behavioural addiction and relationship difficulties. She works with adults, adolescents, and couples.
In her NHS practice, Venetia is the consultant clinical psychologist at the highly specialist National Problem Gambling Clinic. She previously acted as the coordinator of Relational Therapies in a large IAPT NHS service, while privately she partnered with the in-house team of the high-profile Harley Therapy for 5 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 journal.
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 with learning new coping strategies or exploring their pastand uncovering deeply buried emotions.
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 complex depression, anxiety, OCD, and trauma as well as relationship difficulties, including separations, infidelity, losses, attachment difficulties and psychosexual problems.
A complete list of her publications can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Venetia_Leonidaki
HCPC, BABCP and BCP 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