Alex Lewis MBACP
Hello, My name is Alex and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I specialise in working with people from all walks of life.
I offer you a safe, warm and confidential space where you will be able to express whatever is going on for you. I am passionate about helping clients explore and work through any difficulties and issues they may be experiencing or have experienced in your life.
My therapy style is personable and warm. As the relationship develops, I will not hold back in challenging you in the interest of getting the best out of you.
I will join you on your journey into self-discovery and facilitate your exploration. I believe that you are an expert in your own life, experiences and how you feel about them, I am merely someone who is joining you while you uncover and navigate your way through it.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training and experience in cultural/diversity sensitivity has allowed me to work with clients from a range of different backgrounds, and I pride myself on my ability to connect with a diverse range of people regardless of ethnicity, age, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation or gender identification.
Being a member of the BAME community who is of mixed ethnicity allows me to draw from a unique and inclusive upbringing using my experience of growing up in a multi-cultural society to understand my clients individual experience and work with how that impacts how they view themselves.
I have extensive experience working with people who are interested in exploring their identity and focusing on how they view themselves and their place in society.
I co facilitate a domestic violence group based in Sutton with a group of up to 14 people which looks at different patterns of relating that may be playing out in an individual’s relationships. We look at challenging these behaviours in the interest of working through any unhealthy patterns.
I have completed an introduction to Art therapy workshops and intermediate coaching courses which I occasionally use in my practice.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation, where we can talk about your reasons for wanting therapy and what you hope to achieve. To book your free telephone consultation please e-mail me.
Online/Telephone counselling £40
One on one counselling £60-£70 depending on location
Creatives counselling £75
My fees are for a 50-minute counselling session. Discounted slots are available for students, those with low income and NHS staff. Please get in touch to discuss further.
Concessions offered for
The approach to my practice is integrative which allows me to draw from various therapeutic modalities to tailor therapy to your individual and unique needs. Some modalities I utilise include psychodynamic, mindfulness, person centred and elements of existentialism.
My integrative model means we will look at your conditions of worth alongside your unconscious processes. We will look at your value systems and work psychodynamically to identify where the foundations of these lay.
The therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of therapeutic change and I will offer you unconditional positive regard to counteract your conditions of worth.
Most importantly I want you to use the therapy room to be your most unapologetic self feeling free of judgement.
I offer short-term therapy with sessions lasting from 6-18 weeks as well as longer-term, open-ended therapy which may be more suitable if you are considering on-going support