Heather Lewis Reg. MBACP (Accred) Dip. Counselling, BA (Hons) Counselling
My name is Heather Lewis, I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP (Accred)) and adhere to the ethical framework for counselling professionals.
I provide a warm welcome to both individuals and couples at my practices in Canterbury and Isle of Sheppey.
I have experience in providing counselling and psychotherapy to people with concerns such as:
Affairs and betrayals
Generalised anxiety disorder
Issues from childhood
Major life changes
Work related stress
Unhelpful behavioural patterns
Having spent more than 28 years in the Civil Service (Home Office), I retrained as a counsellor/psychotherapist working for a number of years in a very large NHS GPs practice.
I now work solely in private practice in Canterbury and Isle of Sheppey seeing individuals, couples and supervisees.
I use an integrative approach which means I can tailor my approach according to your needs.
We all face times in our life when we are faced with difficulties and issues, which can often feel overwhelming, shameful or distressing.
If this is you, don't despair... I believe that talking therapy can assist in helping to come to terms with a variety of complex feelings.
It can often be difficult to talk to family or friends about how we are feeling, and although the idea of coming to counselling for the first time may initially feel unusual or unnerving, I offer a safe, neutral space where you can talk freely and in confidence about yourself and any issues you may be experiencing, whether that be historical, emotional or relationship issues.
We will work together at a pace to suit you, with a view you developing understanding, change and/or release of difficult feelings and needs.
I wish you to:
. Feel heard
. Feel safe to explore any difficulties freely
. Begin to feel/think about things differently
I aim to be as flexible as possible, offering both day time and evening availability, but no weekends at present. I can accommodate shift workers.
Individual sessions last for 50 minutes
Couple sessions last for around 60 minutes.
It is normal to meet weekly.
We can work in either a time limited, or more open ended way, according to your needs and desires.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate Integrative Counselling 2012
Diploma Integrative Counselling 2014
BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling 2016
Certificate in Education and Training 2017
Couples Counselling 2017
Level 6 Diploma in Supervision (Distinction) 2019
Psyche & Soma
Single Session Therapy (taught by Windy Dryden)
The Brain's Responses to Trauma
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I understand first hand the pressures and difficulties of Customs, Immigration, Prison and Police Service staff.
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£45 per 50 min session (individuals)
£65 per 60 min session (couples)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have limited day time and evening availability, but no weekends at present.
Shift workers can be accommodated.
Types of client
Supervision & training
'Supervision is the journey of growth through self-belief, through increased knowledge of theory, of self-awareness, of acceptance of our own and others limitations, and also, a desire to support that growth in others'.View supervision profile