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Our Team

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 24 years. Now in her late 40’s Teresa has completed over 15,000 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.  


Prianca Budon 

Prianca is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She has a degree in psychology and a BACP accredited masters degree in counselling.  She is currently in the final year of a doctorate in counselling psychology and is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and BACP. Prianca has worked within different professional settings, including community projects, charities, private practice and schools, providing both brief and long term therapeutic interventions. Prianca draws upon her training in humanistic,  cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) approaches to tailor therapeutic plans to the unique needs of the individual and the nature of their concerns.  Prianca has worked with people facing a range of psychological difficulties, including stress, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, identity, loss and relationship issues. 

Prianca aims to provide a warm, confidential environment for clients to express their emotions safely and establish a comfortable dynamic.  Prianca 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.”


Taran Bajaj 

Taran is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), she has a degree in psychology and is is currently in the final year of a doctorate in counselling psychology. Taran has worked with clients across the lifespan, with a broad spectrum of emotional and interpersonal difficulties. At Lewis Psychology Taran provides counselling and psychotherapy for our employee assistance contracts and for our private clients. Predominantly using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion focussed therapy (CFT), humanistic and psychodynamic therapies, Taran ensures a supportive environment to explore any issue you wish to discuss. 

Taran’s professional experience in the National Health Service (NHS), The Priory and third sector organisations has given her diverse proficiency to address a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, anger, eating disorders, sexual abuse, domestic violence and much more. She is currently completing a doctoral thesis in the perpetration of domestic abuse. ‘I feel we are able to conquer the world, if we can conquer our minds’. With this philosophy she works to empower clients with a greater inner awareness. She works to offer an open space to explore the most difficult parts of her clients lives. Taran aims to build a strong foundation within the therapeutic alliance and to build a collaborative and positive therapy experience. Taran says, “I believe progress is dependent on a collaborative dynamic between therapist and client, and I will endeavour to maintain an open and honest dialogue with you. My primary goal in therapy is to create a safe environment and facilitate a process in which you have space to observe and explore your mind in a way that allows you to develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving”.


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 both the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and 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 focussed therapy (CFT).