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Shaun Lewis MBACP (Snr Accred) Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Hello, my name is Shaun and welcome, thank you for visiting my profile.
I have over 17 years experience offering: Psychodynamic Counselling, Jungian, CBT, Solution Focused Counselling, Relationship Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy for adults and students (18+) from: Knighton Fields Road East, close to the University of Leicester. I offer face to face and online appointments from: 08:00-21:00, Monday to Friday, Saturday 09:00-13:00.
I also offer reduced fees for students and people on a limited income, and a free of charge telephone, online consultation.
Most of us experience times in our lives when we feel lost, worried or anxious. This might be because of specific difficulties such as: Anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self esteem and confidence. It could also be a general sense of feeling different and not fitting in or, feeling isolated, and lonely and not understanding why, and I have many years of experience helping people with these issues.
For counselling I use: CBT, Relationship Therapy and Solution Focused techniques, and for open ended Psychotherapy, I use Psychodynamic, Jungian modalities which explore, at a deeper level; childhood memories, dreams, relationship, attachment and developmental issues.
Your childhood experiences, dreams, memories and current feelings in the ‘here and now’ are uniquely personal. Talking to an experienced, accredited therapist offers you the opportunity to explore previously unresolved feelings, and behaviours that might have made you feel lost, confused and even ‘held you back’ for many years. I will always work with you as an individual and never as just another ‘client’.
I also work with couples (18+) regardless of sexuality and gender identity) who find it difficult to connect and maintain long term, intimate loving relationships. You might after a certain period of time, find yourself withdrawing from your partner, or you might be someone who finds it painful and anxiety provoking to be apart from them. Relationship counselling can help. Whether you find existing or new relationships difficult, or you feel insecure, lost, lonely, or have experienced Infidelity and domestic violence, please feel free to contact me for an initial free of charge telephone consultation to see how I can help.
I offer a free of charge telephone, online consultation to ensure you are comfortable speaking with me before booking a consultation session.
So whether you wish to book an appointment for one session, or you decide to explore your needs, thoughts and feelings further, I look forward to speaking with you. I hope the following gives you an overview of the areas I am competent to work with:
Short term counselling up to 12 sessions
Open ended Psychotherapy
Anxiety and panic attacks
Childhood abuse and trauma
Night terrors, Dreams
Low self esteem, confidence
My training was with the University of Leicester for 4 years, I hold two Postgraduate Diplomas, and a Certificate in Relationship Couples Therapy and Psychodynamic Counselling. I have achieved Senior Accredited status with the: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and have over 17 years experience of working with adults, and over 13 years experience counselling young adults (18+) both from my private practice based in Knighton Fields Road East – close to Clarendon Park and the University of Leicester. My practice is warm and welcoming with plenty of parking.
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, Senior 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 where I trained for four years. I also hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management CIPD, graduating from De Montfort University. I hold a certificate in working with couples and relationships in counselling.
Over 17 years clinical Psychodynamic, Psychotherapeutic experience with adults.
Over 13 years clinical experience working with young adults (18+)
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 weekly analysis with a Jungian Training Analyst, which is part of my CPD training. My supervision is also with a Jungian Analyst as I have a very keen interest in Jungian Psychology: dreams, collective unconscious, persona, the shadow and the ego. I’m proficient in: Safeguarding & Reporting, Borderline Personality Adaptation (Disorder), Clinical Assessment & Risk Assessment, Internet gaming and porn addiction.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer both open ended and short term therapies utilising Relationship, Psychodynamic, Jungian, Solution Focused and CBT techniques for adults, couples and young adults (18+) from my practice located at: Knighton Fields Rd East LE2.
£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
My fees are:
Individuals counselling consultation for 60 minutes: £50.00
Session for 50 minutes: £50.00
Couples counselling consultation for 90 minutes: £60.00
Session for 60 minutes: £60.00
When I work
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 20:00, Saturday 09:00-13:00
My practice is warm and welcoming with plenty of room for social distancing. I am located close to: Clarendon Park and the University of Leicester.