Richard Lewis

Psychotherapist 

I am an experienced UKCP accredited Gestalt psychotherapist, offering long term support to people who feel stuck

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About me

Richard Lewis

I passionately believe that everyone can become more able to enjoy their life, if they are willing to explore it.

I have worked with many clients with a wide range of issues.

The main thing they have in common as a desire for change.

I have also been facilitating creativity in groups for 20 years.

 

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Through an honest and caring relationship between two people, change happens.

Having studied several styles of therapy, I base my approach in Gestalt.  

Giving a space to be heard and accepted even for the things that feel impossible to say to someone you know.

 

How to choose a therapist?

Often people seek psychotherapy at a crisis point. That might mean trying to choose the right therapist when you are also feeling off balance which can be tricky.

The most important aspect is the quality of the relationship between client and therapist. Trust is a huge part of that, and to start with, listening to your instinct is all you have to go on.

A typical process is an email, a phone call, an initial assessment session. Take your time. A good therapist will be wanting to establish if they feel they are really the right person for you, just as much the other way round.

Other factors are experience, cost, convenience, accreditation and type of therapy, but the most important thing is that you feel safe, and the therapy seems to be working for you, even if it brings up difficult feelings.