Dr Rhian J Lewis
Rhian started her higher education by completing an Honours degree in Neuroscience at Edinburgh University. During her time there, Rhian undertook a few psychology modules & it was this academic introduction, alongside Summer work experience in social care, that pointed Rhian towards training in a caring profession. On graduation she enrolled on a postgraduate diploma in Psychology.
By the time this course had finished, Rhian had been in higher education for 8 years. She decided to take some time out to do some travelling in the hope that this would help her to decide upon her specialism. She taught English in Peru, drank Kava in Fiji, camped under the stars at Uluru & explored Ayurveda in India & when she finally got home – she still didn’t know what route to take.
Rhian knew she wanted to be a psychotherapist & to run her own practice, she just didn’t know how to get there. Many months of temping & a number of chance encounters later, Rhian stumbled across the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Teesside University & the rest is history.
During the doctorate programme, Rhian gained valuable experience in the public & charity sectors. She worked in both primary & secondary care NHS settings, developing skills in both brief & long term therapies.
Rhian feels strongly about the importance of this work & she wanted the freedom to do therapy in the way she believes it should be done, where the process evolves organically, according to the needs of the individual. She opened The Clearing in 2011, as a place where both she & like minded therapists could really spread their wings.
More about Rhian
Dr Rhian J Lewis is our lead therapist here at The Clearing. As your personal counsellor, she will work alongside you to support you to achieve your goals. Rhian is approachable, warm, gentle in her manner & will always put your best interests at the centre of your therapy. She is someone to whom your well being genuinely matters & you’ll know that, from the moment you first meet her.
“It is only by addressing the roots of a problem that we can really be free of it. So, whatever it is that is bringing you to The Clearing, I believe that you will get the most out of our time together if we explore your situation in depth.
In the counselling process, we will work together as a team. I will be there to walk alongside you every step of the way & I will bring your attention to what is going on – the cognitive leaps that you make, the language that you draw upon, the changes in your body language when you touch on certain topics – all of this with the goal of helping you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself & of the people around you. Through this enhanced insight & by feeling all of the emotions that accompany it, over time, long lasting positive change can be achieved
I look forward to being there with you as these changes begin to unfold”
Rhian & the rest of the team look forward to welcoming you to The Clearing
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The key to successful therapy is a good relationship between you & your counsellor. If Rhian sounds like the right therapist for you, you can book in your half price, initial consultation with her today.
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