Desmond Lewis PDDip MBACP
9 King Henry’s Walk
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). My role as a counsellor is to provide the opportunity for you to explore, discover and clarify ways of living a more satisfying, and resourceful life. As a counsellor, I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment for growth.
As a Independent Counsellor, I have experience in many areas of counselling including relationships, sexual abuse, addiction, anxiety and depression, self-esteem etc.
Emotional problems and stress can affect any one at any time. You may need help to understand how past experiences and worries about future or lack of confidence may be affecting your life.
My theoretical approach is Person-Centred, however, I am able to utilise a range of approaches when assessing client’s. I have found it necessary at times to use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help motivate clients I work with. This can help solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions, behaviours and cognitions that change the way a person think and how the thinking pattern changes the behaviour in the individual. This approach is a goal-oriented procedure.
I believe in treating hidden issues and invisible scars that go untreated. My interventions bring healing and restoration into lives of hurting people, unearthing unmentionable topics and offering practical and spiritual solutions to life's toughest questions.
My vision is to help people with long or short-term, deep-seated or underlying issues which affect their day to day lives, through counselling.
All prospective clients are offered a mutual contract between 3-6 weeks to decide which feels suitable to both parties. This gives the both the client and the counsellor the opportunity to build a working alliance which includes offering feedback of how we feel about the session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip Counselling, 2005;
Cert Counselling, 2004;
Working with groups in addiction treatment, 2003;
Cert Counselling Skills, 2002;
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Reduce distress, and also repair emotional damage and enhance emotional health.
Identify clients strengths, weaknesses in order to promote liberty, growth and dignity.
Experiencing major life changes (redundancy, children leaving home, divorce/separation, new career, etc.)
- Free initial consultation
- Fee scale: £50
- Special offers for students
- I offer limited spaces for those with low incomes
As a member of the BACP, I adhere to the BACP ethical framework for good practice. I undertake regular supervision which helps ensure therapeutic standards are maintained. All clients are entitled to good standards of practice and care from their practitioners in counselling and psychotherapy. Good quality of care requires competently delivered services that meet the clients needs by practitioners who are appropriately supported and accountable.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Availability Monday - Friday 8am - 9pm Saturday 8am - 1pm