Ali Lewis MBACP (accred) PG Dip in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Ali Lewis MBACP (accred) PG Dip in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

63 Sandgate Road
East Sussex

07786 061184

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About me

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.

My qualifications:

  • 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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specific Learning Difficulties
Work issues
EAP work
Long and short term counselling
Young people


£50 per session

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN1 6JP

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Day time and evening appoinments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme