About Me Paul Lewis Bristol Gestalt Person-Centred Counselling
From my practice based in West Malling I offer an Integrative Humanistic Counselling Service. This means I have studied more than one approach to Counselling and I continue to incorporate other models as well. I always endeavor to offer you empathy, honesty, acceptance and respect, and with a belief that we can all change to become the best we can be, I am open to helping you work through whatever issues you bring.
Working mainly from a Person-Centred perspective I see every person as the expert of their own lives with the ability to develop a strong and healthy sense of self-worth. To help us work in the Here-and-Now, whilst respecting the past and any unresolved difficulties, I use the Gestalt model to maintain a (w)holistic awareness. Also, as a helpful and easier way to understand our personalities I often refer to Transactional Analysis. However, most importantly I offer you a space to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
With over 8 years of professional training and experience I have worked in various fields including alcohol and addiction issues, depression and anxiety, and sexual health and identity issues. I understand the importance of considering each person as a unique individual and so work in an LGBTQ+ affirmative way, recognising that we are all fundamentally worthy.
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling at Wealden Psychology Institute
Level 2 and 3 NCFE Counselling Skills at Brighton City College
Hypnotherapy Diploma at Chrysalis
Accredited BACP Registered Member of Practitioners