Staff profiles

Lewis Psychology Online therapists are trained to at least masters degree level which means we are trained in more than one counselling psychology modality. This enables us to formulate cases, plan strategies and tailor interventions to suit the needs of the client.

Our team of highly qualified online counsellors and psychologists deliver a large range of counselling and psychotherapy approaches. Don’t worry, you do not have to choose your preferred counselling psychology model as your online therapist will tailor your treatment to suit your presenting issue, your personality and your therapy goals.

Teresa Lewis, Director

Teresa Lewis is the founder and Director of both Lewis Psychology CIC and Lewis Psychology Online.  Teresa is a Senior Accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr. Accred). Qualified in 1995, Teresa has been providing counselling and psychotherapy treatment for 26 years.  Teresa has completed over 20,000 therapy sessions and has successfully dealt with a wide range of issues from depression to anxiety. Teresa holds a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy and is a qualified EMDR Practitioner having completed training accredited with EMDR Europe.

Teresa is a qualified adult educator and has lectured extensively in the fields of counselling, psychotherapy and mindfulness. She is an accredited Mindfulness teacher and meets the requirements of the Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses.

Teresa is a founding member of the BACP’s coaching division.  She is passionate about leadership and uses her masters degree in psychotherapy and qualifications in both training and coaching to deliver an evidence based psychological approach to coaching, which is grounded in established theories of adult learning, neuroscience and positive psychology.

Teresa is a proactive and dynamic entrepreneur, combining extensive executive management experience with a successful background at senior command level. She is a motivational and inspirational leader capable of coaching and empowering individuals to enable them to fulfil their potential whilst ensuring that they make a positive contribution to the achievement of objectives. Teresa brings a powerful combination of business experience and psychological insight to help clients achieve transformational change

Paul Lewis, Director

Paul Lewis is the founder and Director of both Lewis Psychology CIC and Lewis Psychology Online. Paul is an Accredited clinical hypnotherapist with The National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS Acc) and has been awarded Advanced Practitioner (ADPR) status by the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).  As Wolverhampton’s only GHR validated Advanced Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Paul has a substantial breadth and depth of knowledge in many areas of psychotherapy and hypnosis including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling and neuro linguistic programming (NLP). Paul has built a reputation as an innovative and creative practitioner working across a broad range of areas.  He holds professional qualifications in hypnotherapy in addition to qualifications in NLP, coaching, smoking cessation and counselling. He is a dynamic practitioner and his style is authentic and engaging, with a passion that both motivates and inspires. Paul enables people to understand and action the key factors in achieving and sustaining measurable growth and change. His solution focussed approach to change is informed by the latest neuroscientific research and evidence based psychology.

Paul has extensive experience in the field of business development, sales, marketing and management, which proves invaluable in maintaining the company’s high standard of services. He brings much expertise to the Lewis Psychology brand and draws on his business experience to add a commercial edge to the company. Paul has active involvement in the development and delivery of services from conception to evaluation.

Prianca Budon 

Prianca is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She has a degree in psychology and a BACP accredited masters degree in counselling.  She is registered with both the British Psychological Society (BPS) and BACP. Prianca has worked within different professional settings, including community projects, charities, private practice and schools, providing both brief and long term therapeutic interventions. Prianca draws upon her training in humanistic,  cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) approaches to tailor therapeutic plans to the unique needs of the individual and the nature of their concerns.  Prianca has worked with people facing a range of psychological difficulties, including stress, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, identity, loss and relationship issues.

Prianca aims to provide a warm, confidential environment for clients to express their emotions safely and establish a comfortable dynamic.

Sarah Cresswell

Sarah has been providing counselling and psychotherapy treatment for 20 years.  She has a degree in psychology and a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy.  Sarah is registered with both the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Sarah previously worked in a wide range of senior management positions including manager of Barnardo’s, pathway lead in the NHS and guest lecturer at City University London.  In addition to working at Lewis Psychology Sarah is currently a Senior Lecturer across a range of courses within the counselling psychology department at Derby University.

Sarah is skilled in working on a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, social phobia, panic, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and autism. She works collaboratively and compassionately with her clients and provides a thorough mental health assessment, clinical formulation and personalised treatment plan. Sarah has been trained in a variety of clinically proven therapeutic approaches which can be used separately or combined in an integrated approach suited to the unique needs of each client.

Sarah’s non-judgmental, warmth and empathic stance will provide you with a safe space where you can feel comfortable to share your difficulties.

Rachael Jones 

Rachael has been providing both individual and couple counselling since 2008. She has a degree in psychology, a post graduate diploma in psychology and a BACP accredited masters degree in psychotherapeutic counselling. Rachael is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Prior to working at Lewis Psychology Rachael has worked within the Psychological Therapy Service in the NHS where she delivered high intensity interventions to clients with complex mental health needs.  Rachael’s professional experience  has given her diverse proficiency to address a broad spectrum of emotional and interpersonal difficulties such as anxiety disorders, depression, stress, bereavement, trauma, sexual and emotional abuse, issues of identity, anger, and interpersonal issues.

Rachael works collaboratively and interactively whilst providing a confidential, neutral and safe space for each client. As each person experiences life and specific situations in a different way Rachael will adapt her way of working to suit your needs. Rachael is informed by humanistic, systemic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).  She has particular interest in third wave cognitive behavioural approaches such as compassion focused therapy (CFT).

Stephen Ferris

Dr Stephen Ferris is an experienced and highly qualified professional counsellor who holds a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology, Masters degree in Educational Psychology  and a PhD in Psychology. He is also an accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) therapist which is an evidence based acute treatment for depression. Stephen is a registered member of the BACP.  He has worked in a wide-range of professional public and commissioned mental health-care services and agencies including the NHS.  Stephen works in a collaborative way with individual adult clients on a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, anger, obsessive thinking and low self-esteem.  Stephen has lived and worked abroad in New York, Seattle and Central America engaging with different cultures as well as responding to diverse needs. At the heart of Stephen’s therapeutic approach is being able to offer and provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment where a person can talk about whatever it might be that is bringing them to seek support, without judgement, blame or criticism. 

Temitope Lawal

Temitope Lawal is an experienced therapist with a degree in Psychology and currently in the final year of her doctorate in Counselling Psychology, PsychD. Temitope has worked as a therapist in various professional settings in both the public and private sector, including work in private practice, community projects and colleges. When working with clients Temitope draws upon different approaches and therapeutic interventions such as Person-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Temitope has worked with clients from a diverse ethnicities, cultural backgrounds and learning needs – helping them with issues such as low confidence and self-esteem, trauma, anxiety and depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation and various other clinical diagnoses. She is registered with both the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). 

Taran Bhogal 

Taran is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), she has a degree in psychology and is is currently in the final year of a doctorate in counselling psychology. Taran has worked with clients across the lifespan, with a broad spectrum of emotional and interpersonal difficulties. At Lewis Psychology Taran provides counselling and psychotherapy for our employee assistance contracts and for our private clients. Predominantly using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion focused therapy (CFT), humanistic and psychodynamic therapies, Taran ensures a supportive environment to explore any issue you wish to discuss.

Taran’s professional experience in the National Health Service (NHS), The Priory and third sector organisations has given her diverse proficiency to address a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, anger, eating disorders, sexual abuse, domestic violence and much more. She is currently completing a doctoral thesis in the perpetration of domestic abuse. Taran aims to build a strong foundation within the therapeutic alliance and to build a collaborative and positive therapy experience.