Steve Lewis - Psychotherapy and Couple Counselling
In the current crisis I’m still seeing clients but not face-to-face. Like many others I’m using video platforms like Zoom and Facetime and occasionally just phone. I was skeptical beforehand but the work I’m doing on Zoom has convinced me that online therapy is a perfectly feasible proposition.
Though I think I’ll always prefer meeting in person I feel happy to offer online sessions not just for these times but, where appropriate, as a permanent part of the way I work with both individuals and couples.
So I mean it sincerely when I say don’t hesitate to contact me if you think I can be of any help at this time.
Steve Lewis, Psychotherapy and Couple Counselling Lancaster
“We are doing extremely well. Our time with you has really helped us. We seem to have learnt how to stop and prevent that point of escalation occurring ....to diffuse the situation.....to carry on talking....or just, be quiet for a while. Dealing with deep rooted feelings, despite being exhausting, seems to have enabled understanding from both sides.”
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and Relate Certified Counsellor with 25 years experience of working with individuals, couples, supervisees and groups in NHS, voluntary sector, educational and private settings. I work with individuals, couples and groups with issues of all kinds: family, work, anger, depression, self-esteem, bereavement and personal development in general to name a few. Nature Therapy is a more recent development.
I specialise in relationship issues and couple counselling. The first work I ever did was at Relate with couples and individuals trying to create, sustain, hold onto and let go of relationships. I’ve maintained a special interest in love and the dynamics of intimate relationships, their delights and difficulties, throughout my career.
What Happens in Therapy?
With all my clients I work to bring what is out of awareness into awareness to create choice and so the possibility of change. I am client led which means we talk about whatever is concerning you. If you're a couple that might involve looking at the way you are communicating as well as what feels wrong and what you want to do about it. For an individual it might be to do with an unexpected life crisis or longstanding issues around anxiety and self-esteem. I will listen first, maybe ask some questions, before making observations and offering interventions.
Fees are currently £50 for individuals and £60 for couples. If money is a problem I am happy to discuss what might be affordable. Sessions last an hour and are confidential.
To get started contact me and we’ll arrange an initial appointment. This half hour session is not therapy as such but an opportunity for us to meet and find out a little more about each other. I will ask you to outline the sort of issues you might want to bring and you will be able to ask any questions you might have. There is no obligation involved and only a £10 fee.
Steve Lewis - Psychotherapy and Couple Counselling Lancaster
Steve Lewis - Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor Lancaster