Heather Lewin works creatively with clients by enabling them to access their deeper issues through use of imagery, dream inference, mindfulness, role-play and art. Her work involves enabling clients to accept themselves, find their voice and speak their truth. Heather places the client at the very centre of their work together. She develops a trusting, therapeutic partnership and hopes to help her clients feels heard, accepted and safe. Heather is willing to travel with her clients on their own unique personal journey. Her aim is to empower each client to build their inner strength, heal inner pain or past trauma and make changes for themselves. Heather has a keen interest in issues such as self-harm, suicide ideation and depression. She believes that, sometimes in life we need someone who is willing to just be there – no judgement, just acceptance.
Heather worked in education for over 20 years. She became an Assistant Head Teacher and Head of a Specialist Provision. She worked with children who had special needs and later became a Foster Carer. Heather learned that in order to connect with children and young people, she had to take time to understand their world. This has influenced how she works with her clients.
Heather is a qualified counsellor and a member of the BACP, currently working towards accreditation. She holds a diploma in Integrative counselling. Heather trained with the Place2Be gaining a Level 3 qualification enabling her to work therapeutically with primary age children and she has specialised training in autism. She sees clients for The Awareness Centre on a short-term basis at a GP Surgery in Lambeth.