Ali Lewis MBACP (accred) PG Dip in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
I am a BACP accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor. My counselling approach is integrative and geared to meet your difficulties; I work with a range of psychotherapeutic techniques: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness.
My role as a counsellor is to facilitate an awareness and curiosity of your past and present experiences; so enabling you to gently veer from repeating unhelpful patterns of reacting to situations, to others, and toward yourself. I work with you in a safe and confidential space. The relationship I have with you is of principal importance, and all we talk of is confidential. I am not there to judge you or tell you what to do, but to support you through the process of exploration.
The ethical underpinning of my work is based on the BACP Ethical Framework: with a commitment to equality and inclusiveness in my work; I am open to differing backgrounds, sexual orientation, race, health difficulties and disability.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 20 years experience working one to one with people, primarily, as psychotherapeutic counsellor, but also as an occupational counsellor within the field of mental health, and as a university dyslexia and mental health (incl. aspergers and ADHD) tutor.
As a counsellor I have worked in a wide range of settings including The NHS; in occupational health services; in employer assisted programmes; as a telephone counsellor; as a support counsellor in return to work programmes; for private companies and in private practice.
I have considerable experience working with Specific Learning Difficulties. With a SpLD you may have experienced feeling misunderstood and different, which could have affected your self esteem and confidence. Counselling can help you identify problem situations and work on strategies to overcome obstacles, as well as exploring the emotional and behavioural responses to those difficult situations.
- BA (hons)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
- Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Assessment
- Post Qualifying Cert in CBT
- Diploma in Relational Mindfulness
- Post Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia Diagnosis and Assessment
- SpLD Teaching Practising Certificate
- BPS Level A Occupational Testing
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specific Learning Difficulties
Long and short term counselling
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
£45 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time and evening appoinments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|