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Psychotherapy in Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Lewis Psychology CIC is a multi-award winning ethical business and the only counselling and psychotherapy service in Wolverhampton to gain Service Accreditation status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). BACP Service Accreditation demands the highest standards of practice in the counselling and psychotherapy profession and is considered by many to be the highest honour in the field.

The BACP Service Accreditation helps the public and practitioners identify services providing a high standard of counselling and psychotherapy. It sets the standard to which all counselling and psychotherapy services can aspire to and demonstrates a commitment to excellence.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy aims to help the individual gain insight into their difficulties or distress, establish a greater understanding of their motivation, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about changes in their thinking and behaviour.

Psychotherapy involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history, in a structured way with someone trained to help you do it safely.

What is the Difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?

The difference between the counselling and psychotherapy is a hotly debated issue. Different people use the words counselling and psychotherapy in different ways, so there is no commonly agreed definition. The stance of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is that there is no difference between a counsellor and psychotherapist. However, the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy believes the difference lies in the length and depth of training, which is usually to Masters Degree level.

Lewis Psychology psychotherapists hold at a minimum of a Masters degree in psychotherapy and are accredited psychotherapists with the BACP.  

Psychotherapy at Lewis Psychology

Issues People Bring to Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is used for treating many different problems. The most commons ones are listed below:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety disorder, including phobias
  • Emotional crises
  • Marital problems
  • Family disputes
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Alcoholism
  • Addiction
  • Problems stemming from child abuse
  • Behavioral problems
  • Bipolar disorder  

How Can Psychotherapy Help?

With the aid of psychotherapy individuals can think, feel, and respond more effectively at home, at work and in social situations.

Psychotherapy can help in a number of ways:

  • A fresh perspective on a difficult problem that can direct the individual towards a solution
  • Recover from debilitating emotional states
  • Developing skills for improving relationships
  • Recover from trauma or abuse
  • Improve work satisfaction
  • Communicate with others in an easier and more constructive way
  • Develop effective coping strategies
  • Strengthen self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Understand thoughts, and feelings that cause difficulties and/or distress
  • Feel more in control of your life
  • Realise possibility for change
  • Make healthy life choices
  • Get solutions instead of going round and round in circles
  • Recognise and address destructive patterns or addictions
  • Examine the impact of change and loss
  • Achieve goals and develop solutions for resolving problems

The above list is not exhaustive. People report many additional changes as a result of psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy And Neuroscience

Neuroscience and neuroimaging have found that measurable structural changes occur in clients' brains as a result of counselling. Advances in positron-emission tomography scans and functional magnetic resonance imaging have made it possible to measure areas of the brain that "light up" or "fire" under various stimulus conditions. Neuroscience's findings on the brain result in a more complete awareness of how counselling represents a unique experience that can lead to the generation of new neurons and neural wiring that greatly affect how people think, feel, and behave.

At Lewis Psychology we strongly support the inclusion of neuro­scientific knowledge when planning and imple­menting counselling and psychotherapy services with our clients.

Referrals

Our clients come to us via several routes:

  • General public: Individuals may self refer and cover the cost of psychotherapy themselves.
  • Organisations: An organisation may contact us to arrange psychotherapy for one or more of their staff.
  • Health insurance providers:A number of our therapists are registered with major health insurance companies. Please ask about this when you get in touch.
  • Other professionals: A professional such as a solicitor or social worker may contact us to arrange and pay for psychotherapy for one or more of their clients.

Session Fees

For further details of our pricing structure for our self-funding clients (the general public) please click: Fees

If you are an organisation, social worker or other third party referral agent please telephone our Wolverhampton counselling practice for further details or our corporate pricing structure.

Make an Appointment for Psychotherapy

If you would like to arrange an appointment, make a referral or require further information about psychotherapy please telephone our Wolverhampton psychotherapy practice on: 01902 827808.  Alternatively fill out our online contact form.  For information regarding our opening hours please visit our practice opening hours page.

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