Lewis Psychology Creating a Positive Social Impact

The Founders

Lewis Psychology CIC is an award winning social enterprise founded by Teresa and Paul Lewis. As social entrepreneurs Teresa and Paul mix business skills with a deep concern for social and economic issues. They are joined by a team of local experts that share the same drive for excellence and professionalism while improving the quality of life for the local community and society at large.

 

Teresa Lewis, Director of Lewis PsychologyTeresa Lewis, Director

Teresa Lewis is a Senior Accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr. Accred). During her 22 years of active clinical practice Teresa has completed over 15,000 therapy sessions and has successfully dealt with a wide range of issues from anger management to health anxiety. Teresa holds a Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy and is a qualified EMDR Practitioner having completed training accredited with EMDR Europe. As a recognised expert in her field Teresa is frequently asked to conduct editorial reviews and endorse counselling and psychotherapy books for international publishing houses.

Teresa is a qualified adult educator and has lectured extensively in the fields of counselling, psychotherapy and mindfulness. She has completed the Breathworks three year mindfulness teacher training programme including their advanced teacher training retreat, which means Teresa is an Accredited Breathworks mindfulness teacher. Breathworks are participating members of the UK Network for Mindfulness Teacher Training Organisations.

More recently, Teresa has been inspired by the work of Fritz Koster and Erik van den Brink and the development of their Mindful Based Compassionate Living course (MBCL).  Having personally trained with Fritz Koster and Erik van den Brink Teresa is one of the first trained UK based mindfulness teachers to offer the 8 week MBCL course.

Teresa has delivered mindfulness training to groups and senior individuals in a wide range of organisations including Ricoh, Assa Abloy, Wolverhampton Academy Trust and The Crown Prosecution Service.  She has also trained NHS clinicians and other psychotherapists in mindfulness skills and runs courses for the general public.

Teresa meets the requirements of the Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses, which is published by the UK Network of Mindfulness Teacher Training Organisations. 

Teresa is a founding member of the BACP's coaching division and has gained full registration status with the respected Association for Coaching (MAC). Teresa is passionate about leadership and uses her Masters degree in psychotherapy and qualifications in both training and coaching to deliver an evidence based psychological approach to coaching, which is grounded in established theories of adult learning, cutting edge neuroscience and positive psychology.

As founder and co-director of Lewis Psychology Teresa is a proactive and dynamic professional, combining extensive executive management experience with a successful background at senior command level. She is a motivational and inspirational leader capable of coaching and empowering individuals to enable them to fulfil their potential whilst ensuring that they make a positive contribution to the achievement of objectives. Teresa bringa powerful combination of business experience and psychological insight to help clients achieve transformational change.

Teresa is an award winning social entrepreneur and business leader.  She says, "I believe in a way of doing business that can regenerate local communities and has the capacity to change lives for the better. Being able to use my business experience to found an ethical company is extremely rewarding. I firmly believe that social entrepreneurship can be a driver for regeneration and change at a local and national level".

 

Paul Lewis, Director of Lewis PsychologyPaul Lewis, Director

Paul is an Accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist with The National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS Acc) and has been awarded Advanced Practitioner (ADPR) status by the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).  As Wolverhampton's only GHR validated Advanced Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Paul has a substantial breadth and depth of knowledge in many areas of psychotherapy and hypnosis including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling and Neuro Linguistic programming (NLP).

Paul is also a certified Coach having gained full registration status with the respected Association for Coaching (MAC).  Paul has built a reputation as an innovative and creative practitioner working across a broad range of areas that encompass both clinical and non clinical issues. He holds professional qualifications in hypnotherapy in addition to qualifications in NLP, coaching, smoking cessation and counselling. He is a dynamic practitioner and his style is authentic and engaging, with a passion that both motivates and inspires. Paul enables people to understand and action the key factors in achieving and sustaining measurable growth and change. His solution focussed approach to change is informed by the latest neuroscientific research and evidence based Psychology.

As co-director of Lewis Psychology Paul has extensive experience in the field of business development, sales, marketing and management, which proves invaluable in maintaining the company's high standard of services. Prior to being Director of Lewis Psychology Paul founded and headed a niche psychology company and established a worldwide customer base. He brings much expertise to Lewis Psychology and draws on his business experience to add a commercial edge to the company. Paul has active involvement in the development and delivery of services from conception to evaluation.

Paul is an award winning social entrepreneur and business leader.  He says: "I use my commercial experience to develop business opportunities that enable us to grow and magnify our social impact.  I'm proud to be co-director of a well-respected business that has ethical principles at its core".

 

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