Shaun Lewis MBACP (Accred) Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Hello, my name is Shaun and welcome to my profile, I hope you find my details helpful. I'm a qualified, registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist located in a quiet area of Oadby, with plenty of parking, offering an initial consultation FOC and reduced rates for those on a limited income. I provide a welcoming, warm, safe, non-judgemental space for people to talk, and have an up to date, enhanced CRB certificate and full indemnity insurance, GDPR compliant: 00045749944.
I have over 7 years clinical counselling experience working with young people (16+) students and undergraduates, and over 11 years Psychotherapeutic clinical experience working with both adults and young people who present with an array of issues including, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, self harm and thoughts of suicide. My work typically tends to be around 6-12 sessions utilising CBT, Symbolisation and Solution Focused techniques for clients seeking counselling, and a more in depth Psychodynamic, Psychothereputic approach, which tends to explore childhood, adolescent and adulthood experiences over a longer period.
Most of us experience times in our lives when we feel low, worried or anxious. This might be because of specific difficulties such as anxiety, panic attacks or depression, it could also be a general sense of feeling down and simply not understanding why. Do you tend to constantly prioritise other people's needs over and above your own for example? Talking to a trained therapist offers you the opportunity to explore what concerns you might have in a confidential, non-judgemental setting with someone who explores what life events might have contributed to these feelings.
So whether you wish to book an appointment for one session, or decide to explore your thoughts and feelings further, I hope the following gives you an overview of what I'm competent to work with:
Adults, Young People/Students & Undergraduates/Postgraduates.
Depression - Suicidal Thoughts - Anxiety - Panic Attacks
Work Related Stress - difficult colleagues - ambition - career progression pressures
Abuse - sexual
Relationships - divorce - separation
Relationships - family - friends
Relationships - work colleagues
Sexuality & Identity
Self harm - cutting - alcohol
Low self- esteem Personality Disorder
Continual prioritisation of other people's 'needs’ over and above your own.
If climbing stairs is difficult, or you are a wheelchair user, I can meet with you at a different location should you wish.
I am a Registered, Accredtied Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work in accordance with its ethical framework.
For more about me and how I work, please visit my website: www.shaunlewistherapy.com
PLEASE NOTE: if I am unable to pick up when you call, or reply immediately to your email, my commitment will be to respond to you within 24 hrs. Thanking you in advance, Shaun.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling graduating from the University of Leicester. I also hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management CIPD, graduating from De Montfort University.
Over 11 years clinical Psychodynamic, Psychothereputic experience with adults.
Over 7 years clinical experience working with young people.
Over 5 years experience working with people who were suicidal and presenting with an array of mental health issues with the Samaritans.
I also attend regular CPD training to keep up to date with my skills and current mental health issues which include: Safeguarding & Reporting, Borderline Personality Dissorder, Drug & Alcohol Issues, Clinical Assessment & Risk Assessment, LGBTQ Issues of Difference, Internet gaming and porn addiction. I also have a very keen interest in Jung, especially with the development of the personality and the development of the idea of the collective unconscious and of archetypes.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer both open ended and short term therapies utilising Psychodynamic, Solution Focused and CBT techniques for adults and young people (16+) from my practice in Oadby LE2.
My fees per session are £45 for 50 minutes, and FOC for initial consultation and assessment. I do offer a reduced rate for students and people on a limited income, so please feel free to ask when we speak to see how I can accommodate you.
My Oadby practice has access for those with disabilities, we can arrange to meet at a more suitable location should you prefer.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Oadby LE2 Monday - Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Types of client