Nicky Lewis

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BSc Hons, MSc, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, MBACP, CS Accred (Adv)
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Newport, NP18
Limited availability
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a BACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist in addition to being a BPS Chartered Psychologist (Academic) and a BPS Approved Clinical Supervisor. I am Neurodivergent Affirming & a LGBTQIA+ Ally.

I predominantly work through a humanistic-existential lens. This means that I recognise that life is full of complexities, challenges and anxieties, and sometimes, despite all our best efforts, we can have difficulty in navigating through and responding to them. Sometimes, we just need someone alongside us who will work openly, honestly, respectfully, collaboratively and non-judgementally, in order to clarify what is happening, acknowledge, recognise and validate how it feels, and help us understand what it means for us, within the here and now; so we can choose what to do next in living the life we need.

I also work integratively, taking into account your whole being and using techniques and tools from different approaches, including person-centred, psychodynamic, ecotherapy, cognitive behavioural and third wave, to tailor an individual approach for you.

My aim is to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship that helps you develop and enhance your self-awareness, as when you understand the causes of your concerns, triggers, thoughts and/or behaviours, you can confidently set goals and develop new ways of being, to help you thrive.

I have a particular interest in the therapeutic benefits of physical activity, nature and the outdoors and use these within my therapeutic practice where appropriate.

I also have extensive experience of working within high-pressure performance and performing environments, having supported athletes, coaches, teachers, lecturers, military and services personnel, crisis-response workers, leaders and managers across sport, education, the armed forces, NGB, NGO, public, private and voluntary sector organisations. This work has involved transition support through illness, injury, career progression, loss and retirement as well as more specific intervention work around confidence-building, enhancing motivation, enhancing focus, anxiety management, arousal control, relationship difficulties, re-acclimatising, trauma-processing and general mental health and well-being support.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy 394907)

Chartered Member & Associate Fellow of the BPS (British Psychological Society 452766) 

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling (NCS Approved)
  • Clinical Supervision Accreditation (Advanced) (BPS Approved)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education & Training (UWN)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Management (Southampton)
  • PhD in Developing & Supporting Excellence in Sport (Bristol)
  • MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology (Exeter)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology & Sociology (C&GCHE)

Selected Continuous Professional Development

  • Working with Trauma, PTSD and Complex PTSD (BPS Approved)
  • Working with Trauma & the Body (Carolyn Spring)
  • Working within Neurodiversity (Existential Academy)
  • Working with Bereavement, Grief & Loss (John Wilson)
  • Working with Self Harm (CAPIS)
  • Risk Assessment & Safeguarding (Mind)
  • Working with Suicide (Mind)
  • Working within Gender & Sexual Relationship Diversity (Pink Therapy)
  • Walk & Talk Therapy (CPCAB Approved)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sports Experiences & Transitions

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£35.00 - £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session via Microsoft Teams or Telephone

£60 per 60 minute session via Walk & Talk (Daytime only)

Concessions available for trainee counsellors/ psychotherapists.

£55 per 60 minute session for Individual Clinical Supervision.

Concessions available for trainee counsellors/ psychotherapists on placement.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Latest session is 7pm

Walk & Talk Sessions are only available at specific locations. Online & Telephone Sessions can be UK wide.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

Further information

I offer flexible appointments to individuals aged 18 and over.

I hold appropriate insurance and engage with regular clinical supervision in keeping with BACP expectations for registration and accreditation.

In addition to my private practice, I also lead the Postgraduate Diploma & MA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology courses at the University of South Wales. 

Caerleon, Newport, NP18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

I offer supervision to individuals working across the helping professions, including counsellors, lecturers, teachers, health workers amongst others.

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Nicky Lewis
Nicky Lewis