Alison Lewis

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Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 5QA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I am a mature Counsellor who has experienced the many ups and downs of life and understand how difficult the downs can be.  I also understand that deciding that you might need some help can be unsettling and a process full of uncertainty and, perhaps, a little fear. 

This is why I offer a Person Centred approach, where you are in control of the session and where I offer you a space filled with warmth and understanding; where you can just be you - warts and all. There is no judgement, just an acceptance of who you are right now.  Nobody wants to feel anguish, grief, anxiety, unbearable stress, or depression, but we all do at some point in our lives. And that is okay, I can help you understand and overcome such feelings and help you to become the self you want to be.

I can also offer EFT, a gentle but effective way of connecting mind and body, allowing you to relieve emotional and physical issues by calming your nervous system and restoring your body’s balance.  It is a combination of Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.  Some clients have described it quite simply as ‘magic’. 

I am also a Trauma Informed practitioner which means that I will give you the tools that suit you to help you feel grounded and safe throughout your daily life. Remembering your traumatic event is not required, the goal is to improve the quality of your life. 

Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have, I will always respond, or you can book a free ten minute call. 

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Registered Member

PgDip Psychology and Counselling

EFT (tapping) Practitioner (2022)

I have had much experience in helping clients recovering from addiction through gently exploring past core traumas and experiences, allowing you to piece together your life at your pace whilst being held and heard. 

Also, I have a deep understanding of how anxiety can disrupt and shrink your life if left untended and I can offer you ways of helping you to feel safe once more.

Finally, as someone who has experienced the debilitating effects of ME, I am always keen to assist all those suffering from chronic illnesses through fostering a deeper connection between the mind and the body. So often what the mind forgets the body remembers and together we can start making that connection between the two, and, hopefully, allow you to live a better life. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a few reduced fee places for those in need of help, but unemployed.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I have a particular interest in grief, addiction, trauma and chronic illness.

30 Cavendish Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 5QA

Type of session

In person
Home visits