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Heather Lewin develops a trusting and authentic relationship with her clients by her non-judgemental and empathic way of being. In turn, this creates a safe space for her clients to develop greater insight and self-awareness into the difficulties they are experiencing.
As an integrative practitioner with sensitivity to individual difference, Heather employs a range of therapeutic approaches and creativity in her work. In collaboration with her clients, Heather proficiently tailors her approach to suit their needs – rather like making a bespoke suit that will fit you and only you! This enables her to connect with and relate to each client on a deep and personal level. Heather believes that the answers are within us; in therapy her aim is to ‘journey’ with her clients as they develop the ability to explore, understand and make lasting changes for themselves.
Heather has 20 years experience of working in education, where she specialised in teaching pupils with Autism and Severe and Complex Needs. She later became a foster-carer, working with young people who had low self-esteem, low self-confidence, rejection and identity issues. Heather offered a secure and confidential base where young people could learn strategies to manage their emotions, thoughts and behaviour whilst trying to make sense of their world. This has shaped how Heather works with her clients.
As a psychotherapeutic practitioner, Heather has experience of working with a wide range of psychological and behavioural issues. These include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, and self-harm, self-esteem, relationships and work place issues.
Heather holds a PG.Dip – working therapeutically with young people, a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Certificate in Postnatal Anxiety and Depression and specialised training in Neuro-Diversity [Autism]. Heather is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).