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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy in Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Lewis Psychology is a multi-award winning ethical business and the only counselling and psychotherapy service in Wolverhampton to gain Service Accreditation status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). BACP Service Accreditation demands the highest standards of practice in the counselling and psychotherapy profession and is considered by many to be the highest honour in the field.

The BACP Service Accreditation helps the public and practitioners identify services providing a high standard of counselling and psychotherapy. It sets the standard to which all counselling and psychotherapy services can aspire to and demonstrates a commitment to excellence.

 

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy aims to help the individual gain insight into their difficulties or distress, establish a greater understanding of their motivation, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about changes in their thinking and behaviour.

Psychotherapy involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history, in a structured way with someone trained to help you do it safely.

 

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

The difference between the counselling and psychotherapy is a hotly debated issue. Different people use the words counselling and psychotherapy in different ways, so there is no commonly agreed definition. The stance of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is that there is no difference between a counsellor and psychotherapist. However, the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy believes the difference lies in the length and depth of training, which is usually to masters degree level.

Lewis Psychology psychotherapists hold a minimum of a masters degree in psychotherapy and are registered with the BACP and/or British Psychological Society (BPS). 

Issues people bring to psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is used for treating many different problems. The most commons ones are listed below:

The above list is not exhaustive. Our team of professional psychotherapists deal with many issues that are not listed. 

How can psychotherapy help?

With the aid of psychotherapy individuals can think, feel and respond more effectively at home, at work and in social situations.

Psychotherapy can help in a number of ways:

  • A fresh perspective on a difficult problem that can direct the individual towards a solution
  • Recover from debilitating emotional states
  • Developing skills for improving relationships
  • Recover from trauma or abuse
  • Improve work satisfaction
  • Communicate with others in an easier and more constructive way
  • Develop effective coping strategies
  • Strengthen self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Understand thoughts, and feelings that cause difficulties and/or distress
  • Feel more in control of your life
  • Realise possibility for change
  • Make healthy life choices
  • Get solutions instead of going round and round in circles
  • Recognise and address destructive patterns or addictions
  • Examine the impact of change and loss
  • Achieve goals and develop solutions for resolving problems

The above list is not exhaustive. People report many additional changes as a result of psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy and neuroscience

Neuroscience and neuroimaging have found that measurable structural changes occur in clients’ brains as a result of psychotherapy.  Advances in science have made it possible to measure areas of the brain that “light up” or “fire” under various stimulus conditions. Neuroscience’s findings on the brain result in a more complete awareness of how psychotherapy represents a unique experience that can lead to the generation of neural wiring that greatly affect how people think, feel, and behave.

At Lewis Psychology we strongly support the inclusion of neuro­scientific knowledge when planning and imple­menting counselling and psychotherapy services with our clients.

Meet the Lewis Psychology psychotherapy team

All Lewis Psychology practitioners 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 psychotherapist has the necessary training, skills and registration to ensure that you receive a first class and professional service.

Make an appointment for psychotherapy

If you would like to arrange an appointment or require further information regarding our psychotherapy service please telephone our Wolverhampton practice on: 01902 827808.  Alternatively fill out our online contact form and we will get back to you. We are open seven days a week.

For further details of our pricing structure please visit our fees page. 

You are welcome to contact us for a 15 minute initial telephone discussion.  This will be with a BACP senior accredited psychotherapist who will use this time to gain an understanding of how you could benefit from the services offered at Lewis Psychology. During this discussion the practitioner will help guide you towards the service that is most suitable. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the process. At this time you can decide whether you would like to book an appointment however the consultation is conducted entirely without obligation on your part.

Our clients come to us via several routes: they find us after searching on the web and cover the cost of psychotherapy themselves; or an organisation contacts us and arranges and pays for one or more of their staff. Alternatively, a professional such as a solicitor or social worker may contact us to arrange psychotherapy for their client.

In addition to offering face-to face services we also offer sessions via Skype, Zoom or telephone.

Lewis Psychology Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement (14 May 2020

 

All appointments are currently conducted via Skype, Zoom or telephone. 

We will reopen for face to face sessions from Monday 1st June 2020. Appointments will continue to be available via Zoom, Skype and telephone. 

We have asked all staff to take additional precautions to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our employees and customers. 

The measures we are taking in response to COVID-19

  • We have increased the frequency with which we clean our offices and ensure the cleaning standards are consistent with government advice.
  • Chairs will remain at least 2 metres apart.
  • We are completely paperless so no paperwork will be passed to the clients (any paperwork such as worksheets, handouts and receipts will be emailed to the client).
  • Door handles and surfaces are disinfected regularly throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitiser is available for clients and staff. 
  • Social distancing posters are displayed around the room.
  • Clients are requested to use the rear door and bypass reception completely (we are located next the the rear door).
  • Appointments times are staggered in order to maintain social distancing as much as possible. 

To reduce the risk of infection we would be grateful for your cooperation regarding the following:

  1. Do not come into the office if you, or someone you live with, has COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Do not come into the office if you have a cough, temperature or flu-like symptoms.
  3. Please attend on your own. Do not come with a friend or family member. If you need a chaperone please call to inform us before your session so arrangements can be made.   
  4. Do not come into the building more than 5 minutes before your appointment. This is to allow clients to leave without the need for social contact.  This also enables you to avoid waiting in the reception area.  
  5. Please keep 2 metres apart form your therapist at all times including entering and leaving the building and within the office. 
  6. When possible please use the lavatory before attending your appointment, this will reduce unnecessary trips within our premises and therefore reduce risk of infection.

We thank you for your cooperation.