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Our Senior Practitioners have extensive experience in their field and have been awarded professional recognition with their respective professional bodies such as the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health Professions Council (HPC), British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

As a Lewis Psychology client you can be reassured that your therapist has the necessary training, skills and registration to ensure that you receive a first class and professional service. All staff have had been through a strict application and interview procedure and professional standards are monitored by our Clinical Director, Teresa Lewis.

 

Teresa Lewis, Director

Teresa Lewis is the founder and Director of Lewis Psychology and a Senior Accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr. Accred). Qualified in 1995, Teresa has been providing counselling and psychotherapy treatment for nearly 30 years. Teresa has completed over 25,000 therapy sessions and has successfully dealt with a wide range of issues from anger management to health anxiety. Teresa holds a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy and is a qualified EMDR Practitioner having completed training accredited with EMDR Europe. As a recognised expert in her field Teresa is frequently asked to conduct editorial reviews and endorse counselling and psychotherapy books for international publishing houses. 

Teresa is a qualified adult educator and has lectured extensively in the fields of counselling, psychotherapy and mindfulness. She is an accredited Mindfulness teacher and meets the requirements of the Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses, which is published by the UK Network of Mindfulness Teacher Training Organisations. 

Teresa is a founding member of the BACP’s coaching division and has gained full registration status with the respected Association for Coaching (MAC). Teresa is passionate about leadership and uses her masters degree in psychotherapy and qualifications in both training and coaching to deliver an evidence based psychological approach to coaching, which is grounded in established theories of adult learning, neuroscience and positive psychology.  Read full profile

 

Paul Lewis, Director 

Paul is an Accredited clinical hypnotherapist with The National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS Acc) and has been awarded Advanced Practitioner (ADPR) status by the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).  As Wolverhampton’s only GHR validated Advanced Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Paul has a substantial breadth and depth of knowledge in many areas of psychotherapy and hypnosis including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling and neuro linguistic programming (NLP). Paul is also a certified coach having gained full registration status with the respected Association for Coaching (MAC).  Paul has built a reputation as an innovative and creative practitioner working across a broad range of areas.  He holds professional qualifications in hypnotherapy in addition to qualifications in NLP, coaching, smoking cessation and counselling. He is a dynamic practitioner and his style is authentic and engaging, with a passion that both motivates and inspires. Paul enables people to understand and action the key factors in achieving and sustaining measurable growth and change. His solution focussed approach to change is informed by the latest neuroscientific research and evidence based psychology. 

As co-director of Lewis Psychology Paul has extensive experience in the field of business development, sales, marketing and management, which proves invaluable in maintaining the company’s high standard of services. Prior to being Director of Lewis Psychology Paul founded and headed a niche psychology company and established a worldwide customer base. He brings much expertise to Lewis Psychology and draws on his business experience to add a commercial edge to the company. Paul has active involvement in the development and delivery of services from conception to evaluation. Read full profile.  

Sarah Cresswell

Sarah has been providing counselling and psychotherapy treatment for over 20 years.  She has a degree in psychology and a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy.  Sarah is registered with both the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Sarah has previously worked in a wide range of senior management positions including manager of Barnardo’s, pathway lead in the NHS and guest lecturer at City University London.  In addition to working at Lewis Psychology Sarah is currently a Senior Lecturer across a range of courses within the counselling psychology department at Derby University.

Sarah is skilled in working on a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, social phobia, panic, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and autism. She works collaboratively and compassionately with her clients and provides a thorough mental health assessment, clinical formulation and personalised treatment plan. Sarah has been trained in a variety of clinically proven therapeutic approaches which can be used separately or combined in an integrated approach suited to the unique needs of each client.

Sarah’s non-judgmental, warmth and empathic stance will provide you with a safe space where you can feel comfortable to share your difficulties.

 

Laura Atkins

Laura is a member of the BACP, she has a degree in psychology and a masters degree in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. Laura adopts an integrative way of working based on clinically tested psychological treatments including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), attachment theory and person centred therapy. Laura’s work evolves and adapts through the acquisition of new knowledge and experience. She continuously strives to improve her clinical thinking and practice and strongly believes in ongoing training for clinical and professional development.  

Laura has worked effectively within a wide range of organisational contexts including private practice and the charity sector. She has the breadth of experience of working with a complex range of issues, including anxiety disorders, depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bereavement, anger and stress management. Laura’s professional and personal values is to promote diversity and anti-discriminatory practice where the complexities in identity is recognised through therapy, as such, she holds the standpoint in practice to always consider a variety of different ways of practising, as well as different ways of conceptualising in order to fully engage with clients in all their complexity and individuality.

 

Rachael Jones 

Rachael has been providing both individual and couple counselling since 2008. She has a degree in psychology, a post graduate diploma in psychology and a BACP accredited masters degree in psychotherapeutic counselling. Rachael is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). 

Prior to working at Lewis Psychology Rachael has worked within the Psychological Therapy Service in the NHS where she delivered high intensity interventions to clients with complex mental health needs.  Rachael’s professional experience  has given her diverse proficiency to address a broad spectrum of emotional and interpersonal difficulties such as anxiety disorders, depression, stress, bereavement, trauma, sexual and emotional abuse, issues of identity, anger, and interpersonal issues.  

Rachael works collaboratively and interactively whilst providing a confidential, neutral and safe space for each client. As each person experiences life and specific situations in a different way Rachael will adapt her way of working to suit your needs. Rachael is informed by humanistic, systemic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).  She has particular interest in third wave cognitive behavioural approaches such as compassion focused therapy (CFT).

 

Stephen Ferris

Dr Stephen Ferris holds a masters degree in counselling psychology, masters degree in educational psychology and a PhD in Psychology. He is also an accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) therapist which is an evidence based acute treatment for depression. Stephen is a registered member of the BACP.  He has worked in a wide-range of professional public and commissioned mental health-care services and agencies including the NHS.  Stephen works in a collaborative way with individual adult clients on a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, anger, obsessive thinking and low self-esteem.  Stephen has lived and worked abroad in New York, Seattle and Central America engaging with different cultures as well as responding to diverse needs. At the heart of Stephen’s therapeutic approach is being able to offer and provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment where a person can talk about whatever it might be that is bringing them to seek support, without judgement, blame or criticism. 

 

Joanne Chhachhia 

Joanne has a degree in psychology and a post graduate certificate in counselling. She has also completed training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) with the Association of Psychological Therapies (APT). Joanne is currently completing a masters degree in psychotherapeutic counselling at Staffordshire University and is registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Joanne’s knowledge and skills have developed through years of delivering front line services in an acute private hospital setting. Joanne is also experienced in facilitating therapeutic groups. At Lewis Psychology Joanne works with both private and corporate clients who present with a wide range of issues from bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, anger, stress and much more.

Joanne endeavours to create a safe, trusting and collaborative space to empower clients to explore sensitive material and enhance their quality of life. She aims to reflect the humanistic values of counselling together with its emphasis on personal meaning and relational understanding. Joanne works within an integrative framework where her core model holds humanistic principles with CBT and DBT concepts merged to this core. Joanne’s therapeutic approach is informed by an evolving formulation, which originates from a shared exploration and understanding of each client’s presenting difficulties.

Rehanna Kauser

Rehanna has a degree in psychology, a post graduate certificate in counselling psychology and a post graduate diploma in psychological counselling. She is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Rehanna has been trained in a wide variety of  psychological models, including Person-Centred Therapy (PCT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Existential Phenomenology. Having the skills and knowledge to practice with such variety, she has an integrative approach in practice to ensure counselling is always tailored to each unique individual which supports and empowers the individual to meet their own specific goals. Rehanna has worked in third sector organisations, the NHS and in private practice. She has much experience with diversity, having worked alongside clients of varying backgrounds, ages, cultures, diagnoses, and issues.  These include bereavement, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and much more. Rehanna places a keen focus on the therapeutic relationship to promote a climate in which clients feel accepted, contained and safe.  She has observed that in this kind of space clients are able to open up about their concerns, as they feel able to explore problematic thoughts and processes, in respect of how they relate to themselves, others and the world. Rehanna enables a collaborative approach toward change.

 

Tina Garamszegi

Tina been providing counselling and psychotherapy treatment for over 20 years.  She has a master’s degree in counselling and psychotherapy and is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Tina is also an accredited interpersonal psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and trainer with The Interpersonal Psychotherapy UK Network (IPTUK).

Tina has worked in a wide range of settings including private, public, third sector organisations.  She has worked with a broad range of emotional and psychological difficulties, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, bereavement, trauma and cultural issues.

Tina has a breadth and depth of knowledge in different therapeutic approaches including interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), person centred therapy and transactional analysis (TA).  She offers a multidimensional integrative approach which is adaptable to both short and long-term work. At the core of Tina’s practise, she aims to offer a warm and safe environment for you to observe and explore your mind in a way that allows you to develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving.

 

Deborah Clews

Deborah holds a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited master’s degree in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and is a registered member of the BACP.  Deborah works collaboratively with her clients offering a flexible approach for both short-term and long-term therapy.   Deborah provides a warm, non-judgemental, safe counselling environment to allow clients the time and space to talk openly about their difficulties.  

Deborah has previously worked as a well-being counsellor in an Occupational Health setting within the public sector and has also worked for various charities supporting people living with illness and loss.  Deborah has experience of working with many client difficulties including bereavement, living with illness, anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, anger and trauma.  Deborah draws upon the different modalities covered in her training such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Attachment Therapy and Systemic Therapy to support the needs of the client and their way of working.  Valuing equality and fairness, Deborah is committed to providing high-quality counselling. Deborah offers a calm therapeutic atmosphere whereby clients will have the potential to explore, discover and develop ways in which to help improve their well-being. 

 

Misbah Chaudhry

Misbah is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and has a degree in counselling psychology. Misbah has worked within different professional settings, including community projects, charities and private practice providing both brief and long term therapeutic interventions. Misbah draws upon her training in humanistic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and existentialism to tailor therapeutic plans to the unique needs of the individual and the nature of their concerns. Misbah has worked with people facing a range of psychological difficulties, including stress, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, identity, loss and relationship issues.

Misbah aims to provide a warm, confidential environment for clients to express their emotions safely and establish a comfortable dynamic. Misbah says “Our therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my work.  I believe that our alliance should be based upon trust, respect and ongoing collaboration.  By exploring personal thoughts, feelings and behaviours together, we can identify themes and use suitable techniques to work towards achieving your goals at your own pace.”