Richard Lewis MA, MSc (Psy), PG Dip (Ch/YP), MBACP (Sen Acc), MUKCP
I have practised as a counsellor and psychotherapist for many years in a variety of settings, including a group medical practice, a London Conservatoire and a natural health centre. I have previously worked as as a performer, a senior educationalist and as a consultant to commercial organisations.
I am qualified as a musician (FTCL), and in education (MA), and received my therapeutic training at the Metanoia Institute in London where I gained the MSc in integrative psychotherapy. I also hold post-graduate diplomas in the supervision of other therapists and in working therapeutically with children and young people.
I include elements of mindfulness and CBT in my practice and am committed to work with clients being a joint endeavour. Duration of therapy varies enormously. You might come with a specific issue which is dealt with relatively quickly. However, if you want to significantly alter patterns that have taken a lifetime to establish, therapy will be a longer process. I see therapy as a means of helping you to more fully experience life, which includes satisfying and nurturing relationships, confident self-expression and deciding what your future could hold.
My practice includes individuals and couples, from the young to the very elderly. I work face-to-face, by telephone and on Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc (Integrative Psychotherapy)
- Dip Psychotherapy (Integrative)
- PG Dip (Consultative Supervision)
- PG Dip (Children and Young People)
- Cert CBT
- Cert Counselling
- Cert Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals - from £60 per hour
Couples - from £80 per hour