Please select a time slot and the Spiral Psychology will contact you directly to confirm the appointment.
Dr Leonidaki is available only on Wednesdays and Saturdays for weekly, therapy appointments. On other days, telephone and online assessment or ad hoc appointments are only available. 10% student discount available on Wednesday afternoon.
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
For a complete list of her publications, please click here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Venetia_Leonidaki/amp
- Integrative psychotherapy
- Exploratory psychotherapy
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Couple therapy
- Compassion focused psychotherapy
- Schema-based CBT
- Adolescent mental health
- Behavioural addiction
- Couple therapy
- Childhood trauma
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
Dr Leonidaki provided coherent and practical therapy. We began therapy by creating goals together that were measurable and achievable. Furthermore she signposted each strategy we used helping me to understand what was happening, how it was relevant to me, and how to practice it. Overall she made a very alien process comfortable and accessible.
Venetia’s professionalism, knowledge and bedside manner is truly outstanding. She made me feel comfortable to open up right from our first session. She guided me through techniques that have helped me immeasurably with anxiety and the self-critic within me, and I continue to use these techniques outside of our sessions. Overall I feel more grounded, positive and able to cope with what life might throw me. Thank you Venetia!
Venetia helped me at a time when I was dealing with issues from a number of fronts. I found the sessions very therapeutic but also very educational as to why I was feeling the way I was on certain issues. It has changed the way I look at these issues and I now have conscious understanding of why I sometimes feel the way I do. It has helped me greatly and I would recommend her highly.
Thank you for all your kindness and expertise. My struggles with gaming addiction are now behind me and I feel connected with myself and my family after a long time of not having done so.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Dr Venetia, was helpful and very sympathetic to my situation. She listened carefully and gave sound recommendations based on her experience.
I'm very happy I agreed for this therapy because it helped me and gave me knowledge to fight my addiction
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.
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!
Thank you for your help for the past 12 sessions. Much appreciated
Just a massive thank you for your time and help
I feel extremely lucky having worked with a therapist as kind and professional as yourself. Following my separation, I had lost hope, but I am now leaving therapy much stronger and optimistic, for my future. The lessons learnt in our sessions will follow me throughout my life. Thank you
Thank you so much for your ongoing work. It means a lot to us to be working with a therapist as skilled, dedicated and kind as you :)
Thank you for showing me and learning me how to live with PTSD. I have never trusted anyone because of things the happened to me in my life. During therapy I learned to trust you and for me that is a miracle. Thank you for your professionalism, patience and understanding. Thank you for making a difference in my life. I believe I will always have problems with my childhood but my recovery from flashbacks and dreams us much quicker because of what I learned in therapy. Once again I thank you. You really have made a difference in my life.
Venetia really helped me and my partner during an emotional crisis. She helped us make sense & logic of a situation in a time of trauma. I would recommend Venetia to other couples who may be going through difficult periods in their relationship.
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.