Jac Lewis

29 Avontoun Park
Linlithgow
West Lothian
EH49 6QG

07989 346957

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29 Avontoun Park
Linlithgow
West Lothian
EH49 6QG

07989 346957

About me

I am experienced in short and long term work with adults and young people covering a wide range of presenting issues. I work in private practice from home in a bespoke counselling room in my garden and for an agency in Falkirk. I have also worked in a secondary school offering art and play therapy to young people and for a large adult service in Edinburgh. I am a member of BACP which is a counselling professional body and work within their ethical framework. I am fully insured and have regular clinical supervision. At our first meeting I will explain what it is that I offer and gather information about what brings you to counselling and your hopes and expectations for the process. We will then discuss whether we both feel that we can helpfully work together. Thereafter I offer 50 minute weekly sessions for as long as feels therapeutically beneficial. The choice to end is always yours at any time.

My aim in counselling is to help you to find the inner resources to cope better with living at those times when you are struggling on your own. My role is not to give advice because I believe that you know better than I do what is right for you. Rather I aim to create a safe and trusting space for you to be able express and explore difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences and make sense of the impact these are having on you. I will do my best to understand what is going on for you and to be alongside you as you think about where you are and where you want to be. I will help you to explore how experiences from the past are impacting on the present so that you might look at things differently and change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour of which you may not presently be aware.

Before training as a counsellor, I practised for many years as a personal injury lawyer working for clients with significant physical and psychological injures. I became frustrated at the lack of time and energy that I was able to invest in listening to these clients who were struggling to adjust to life post injury. I understood that I wanted to help them in a very different way and gave up law to return to university to study to be a counsellor. I studied in the dialogue between the person centred and psychodynamic approaches and that remains my theoretical orientation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Diploma in Counselling (Edinburgh University)
  • Essential Elements for Counselling Young People (Strathclyde University)
  • PG Diploma in Legal Practice (Edinburgh University)
  • LLB(Hons) (Edinburgh University)

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

£40 per session

Maps & Directions

Linlithgow, EH49 6QG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible premises: Unspecified

Availability

I am available for sessions on Monday mornings & afternoons; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoons; & Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings. I may have some flexibility beyond these times.

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