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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 25 years. Now in her late 40’s Teresa has completed over 20,000 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.”

 

Jo Ames

Jo is an accredited member of the BACP.  She has a post graduate diploma in counselling psychology and has been providing professional counselling services for over 25 years. Jo has worked in the youth voluntary sector, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), privately and within two universities. Former Chair of the Association for Counselling & Therapy Online (ACTO) and previously employed by the University of Birmingham as their Online Counsellor Lead. Jo is passionate about increasing accessibility to professional counselling services and has extensive experience of working online, developing and providing services for adults, young people and students.

Jo has developed an impressive publication and research record and has presented both nationally and internationally at conferences. Jo’s research interests include online counselling and psychotherapy and counselling in Higher Education. 

 

Sarah Cresswell

Sarah has been providing counselling and psychotherapy treatment for 18 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’s professional experience in the National Health Service (NHS), GP surgeries and education establishments has given her diverse proficiency to work with a wide range of presenting issues including abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression and much more.

In addition to working at Lewis Psychology Sarah is a senior lecturer in counselling psychology at Derby university. 

Laura Atkins

Laura has a degree in psychology and a postgraduate diploma 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 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 focused therapy (CFT).

 

Chloe Ward

Chloe has a degree in psychology and a BACP accredited masters degree in counselling psychology. She is registered with both the British Psychological Society (BPS) and British Association for Counselling and psychotherapy (BACP). Chloe has worked with clients across the lifespan, with a broad spectrum of emotional and interpersonal difficulties. At Lewis Psychology Chloe works within an integrative framework where her core model holds humanistic values with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) merged to this core. Chloe’s therapeutic approach is informed by an evolving formulation, which originates from a shared exploration and understanding of each client’s presenting difficulties

Chloe’s professional experience in schools, psychiatric hospitals and outpatient settings has given her diverse proficiency to address a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, anger, eating disorders, insomnia, addictions and much more. Chloe endeavours to create a safe, trusting and collaborative space to empower clients to explore sensitive material and enhance their quality of life.