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. She is a Senior Accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr. Accred) and is a member of the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA). Qualified in 1995, Teresa has been providing counselling and psychotherapy treatment for nearly 30 years.  She has completed over 30,000 therapy sessions and has successfully dealt with a wide range of issues from anxiety to trauma. Teresa holds a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy and is also a qualified EMDR practitioner and accredited mindfulness teacher. 

Teresa offers an integrative approach to psychotherapy and is passionate about providing therapies which are proven to work. She has a particular interest in Transactional Analysis (TA), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gestalt Psychotherapy and Chairwork.  Teresa has the privilege of working with a diverse group of clients from all walks of life, such as business leaders, entrepreneurs, military personnel, professional athletes and celebrities.

Alongside her clinical work Teresa provides online psychology training programs which are currently used internationally by organisations such as The Open University, the United States Department of Defence Leadership program and Universities in the UK, America, Canada, Malaysia and South Africa. A sample of Teresa’s training can be viewed on YouTube.

Teresa is a founding member of the BACP’s coaching division and has gained full registration status with the respected Association for Coaching (MAC). 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, cutting edge neuroscience and positive psychology

As founder and co-director of Lewis Psychology Teresa is a proactive and dynamic professional, 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.

Sarah Cresswell

Dr Sarah Cresswell has been providing counselling and psychotherapy treatment for well over 20 years.  She has a degree in psychology, a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy and a doctorate in counselling psychology.  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.

Rehanna Kauser

Rehanna has a degree in psychology, a post graduate certificate in counselling psychology and a post graduate diploma in psychological counselling. She is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Rehanna has been trained in a wide variety of therapy models, including Person-Centred Therapy (PCT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Existential Phenomenology. Having the skills and knowledge to practice with such variety, she has an integrative approach in practice to ensure therapy is always tailored to each unique individual which supports and empowers the individual to meet their own specific goals. Rehanna has worked in third sector organisations, the NHS and in private practice. She has much experience with diversity, having worked alongside clients of varying backgrounds, ages, cultures, diagnoses, and issues.  These include bereavement, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and much more. Rehanna places a keen focus on the therapeutic relationship to promote a climate in which clients feel accepted, contained and safe.  She has observed that in this kind of space clients are able to open up about their concerns, as they feel able to explore problematic thoughts and processes, in respect of how they relate to themselves, others and the world. This enables a collaborative approach toward change.


Charlotte Elizabeth

Charlotte has a degree in criminology and psychology and a post graduate diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling. Charlotte is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Charlotte has worked in a wide range of settings including private, public, third sector organisations.  She has worked with a broad range of emotional and psychological difficulties, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, bereavement, trauma and cultural issues.

Charlotte has a breadth and depth of knowledge in different therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred therapy, attachment theory and psychodynamic therapy.  She offers a multidimensional integrative approach which is adaptable to both short and long-term work. At the core of Charlotte’s practice, she aims to offer a warm and safe environment for you to observe and explore your mind in a way that allows you to develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving.

Deborah Williams

Deborah holds a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited master’s degree in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and is a registered member of the BACP.  Deborah works collaboratively with her clients offering a flexible approach for both short-term and long-term therapy.   Deborah provides a warm, non-judgemental, safe counselling environment to allow clients the time and space to talk openly about their difficulties.  

Deborah has previously worked as a well-being counsellor in an Occupational Health setting within the public sector and has also worked for various charities supporting people living with illness and loss.  Deborah has experience of working with many client difficulties including bereavement, living with illness, anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, anger and trauma.  Deborah draws upon the different modalities covered in her training such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Attachment Therapy and Systemic Therapy to support the needs of the client and their way of working.  Valuing equality and fairness, Deborah is committed to providing high-quality counselling. Deborah offers a calm therapeutic atmosphere whereby clients will have the potential to explore, discover and develop ways in which to help improve their well-being.


Pauline Maddison 

Pauline has an extensive range of clinical experience which spans more than 40 years. She trained as a mental health nurse in 1986, a profession that informs her work now as an individual and group psychotherapist. She has a Masters degree in psychotherapy from the prestigious Metanoia Institute in London and is a registered psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). 

Pauline’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.   

Pauline  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, Pauline will adapt her way of working to suit your needs. Pauline is informed by systemic, psychodynamic, and cognitive analytic therapy (CAT).  She is particularly interested in attachment theory, the impact of early experiences of loss, and significant emotional deficits that can affect the individual’s ability to form trustworthy and reliable relationships throughout adulthood.  

Pauline’s therapeutic philosophy originates in the personal and professional belief that, as human beings, we each have the potential for self-development and growth. This can be achieved through genuine trust, self-knowledge, understanding, and responsibility.  She works using various techniques underpinned by a psychodynamic perspective and her own life experience.