Because each relationship is unique it’s not possible to predict how your therapy would work. Through an honest and caring relationship between two people, change happens.

Small differences can sometimes lead to huge shifts.

I am not like a classic 'silent' therapist you may have seen on TV.

I talk too, and I will share my experience of you, and with you.

Therapy can also be funny, illuminating, and incredibly empowering, and it has changed countless thousands of people’s lives for the better.

Richard Lewis Gestalt Therapist

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

  • I believe in an equal relationship between therapist and client

  • My goal is to raise awareness of the self and the whole situation

  • I believe that acceptance comes before change  – possibly you don’t have to change at all, just know yourself better

  • I  try not to offer analysis, interpretation, diagnosis, advice or cure

  • We explore together with a hope of more clarity and more choices in your life. 

 
Richard Lewis Psychotherapist

Probably most people wouldn’t do it if they had an easier way to solve emotional, relationship, and life problems. There are other valid ways to deal with life, like talking to friends and family, focussing on other things than the problem, staying busy, or just putting up with some things you don’t like.

 

Where therapy can help:
 

  • Knowing that one person is completely on your side

  • Increasing awareness and tolerance of your feelings, especially difficult ones which bring up shame.

  • Giving a space to be heard with things that feel impossible to say 

  • Discovering ways you act affect how people treat you

  • Increasing confidence to deal with your situation

  • Allowing the possibility that you are ok exactly as you are

  • Finding tools and courage to support change.