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Dr Venetia Leonidaki
Dr Venetia Leonidaki
Doctorate Clinical Psychology
Psychology
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Addiction

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Health Care and Professional Council: PYL29719

LANGUAGES

english, greek

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Psychology

About

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. For further details & to arrange an appointment please call 02074671536


Venetia is a consultant clinical psychologist with specialist training in various forms of psychotherapy.  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 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.

A complete list of her academic publications can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Venetia_Leonidaki


 

 

 

 

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Medical Procedures

  • Integrative psychotherapy
  • Exploratory psychotherapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Couple therapy
  • Compassion focused psychotherapy
  • Schema-based CBT

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Special Interests

  • Addiction
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Attachment
  • Behavioural addiction
  • Couple therapy
  • Childhood trauma
  • Psychosexual
  • Relationships 

Education

 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

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I really appreciate all you have done for me. Thank you for listening and all the advice and help you have given. It has been a massive help. All the best in the future.
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05-12-2019
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I've had bad experiences with therapy before, but Venetia has made me feel comfortable and heard. Our sessions were tailored based on what i felt like sharing that week and what I felt comfortable with. Venetia has made it a point to check in with me, and make sure that my experience is positive and beneficial, and if we did any exercises, that I understood what they are for, and that I was okay with them as well. I felt that this therapist is extremely professional, and i have truly made a lot of progress thanks to Venetia. I am very grateful.
Patient seen for:Low Self-EsteemSelf-worth IssuesPsychotherapyPsychologyConfidence BuildingTrauma
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23-11-2019
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I had a lot of reservations about therapy. I was, to my delight, proven wrong in all of them. Venetia creates a caring atmosphere in the room very naturally. There is nothing in her behaviours or her sessions that I ever considered unnecessary or unnatural. Most importantly to me, she gave me the freedom and space I needed in order to accept therapy. Thank you for everything!
Patient seen for:Depression
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09-11-2019
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Venetia from the beginning of our sessions made me feel very comfortable, and she supported me through some very difficult childhood issues and made me feel okay to be vulnerable and honest about my very difficult experiences. The sessions where a turning point in my life which has given me the platform and confidence to pursue all my dreams further. I would certainly recommend using her service, she is a wonderful therapist and great support.
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21-09-2019
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Dr Venetia, was helpful and very sympathetic to my situation. She listened carefully and gave sound recommendations based on her experience.
Patient seen for:Family Therapy
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18-07-2019
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I'm very happy I agreed for this therapy because it helped me and gave me knowledge to fight my addiction
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20-06-2019
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Therapy with Venetia has changed my life immeasurably. In a safe, comfortable environment, I found a space to open up and deal with past trauma. I have gained insight and skills enabling me to move forward in a positive way. I feel empowered and in control of my own future, rather than holding myself back in fear caused by past experiences. I couldn’t recommend the services offered highly enough.
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16-05-2019
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Venetia took the time to really understand what we wanted out of the sessions and her approach was gentle yet informative. We came away with practical tools to be able to use, and feel that we are in a much better place than when we first began. Thank you Venetia!
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06-05-2019
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Thank you for your help for the past 12 sessions. Much appreciated
Verified Patient
16-04-2019
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Just a massive thank you for your time and help
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16-04-2019
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Peer Recommendations

I have worked with Dr Venetia Leonidaki in the same NHS service (Complex Depression, Anxiety & Trauma) & we managed patients together. Dr Leonidaki is a very passionate psychologist & she is extremely diligent. She is very skilled in using a wide range of psychological techniques & therapies. In my opinion one of the most important things about Dr Leonidaki work is that she empowers her patients & forms a strong therapeutic relationship with them which allows them to achieve all their goals. I highly recommend Dr Leonidaki to anyone who is looking for a professional, highly skilled & trustworthy psychologist.
For specialty: Psychology
For conditions: Depression
Connection: Is a colleague

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