Hannah Lewis is a specialist Forensic Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She has been working in secure settings for nine years in addition to taking on private work with members of the public wishing to engage in therapy through a private Psychology Clinic. Hannah has experience delivering short and long term therapeutic interventions to groups and individuals to address a range of difficulties. She also has significant experience working responsively with neurodiversity e.g. Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties. She is trained in a range of therapeutic approaches including Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
Hannah is a warm, empathic psychologist who believes that the therapeutic relationship is central to supporting clients in making meaningful changes. She feels strongly that everyone deserves the opportunity to be seen and heard without judgment, and takes a collaborative approach to working with clients so she can understand their experiences from their perspective.
Hannah recognises how life experiences shape us all in various ways and sometimes this means we develop strategies to cope with problems which may have worked in the past. However, in the long term these ways of coping can cause us to experience further difficulties. Hannah is invested in helping clients to understand patterns in their life and she focuses on empowering individuals use this knowledge and support to navigate their way through life’s ups and downs. She takes a flexible approach where she can work in ways which support individual clients, whilst ensuring that her practice is grounded in theory and evidence-based.
Hannah is experienced in working with a range of difficulties including (but not limited to):
Relationship and attachment difficulties
Low self esteem
Remote therapy has become increasingly popular as an option for people to access therapy. The COVID-19 pandemic in addition to the demands of modern life has meant that therapy has evolved to be effective when delivered remotely using video call software like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Research has found that remote therapy is an effective alternative to face-to-face therapy (Nguyen et al, 2022).
It is possible to build a strong relationship with a therapist through remote sessions and for this foundation to be used to make meaningful changes, without needing to travel to an office.
Please get in touch if you would like to explore the possibility of remote therapy with Hannah.
Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
BSc undergraduate degree, University of York.
MSc in Forensic Psychology (distinction), University of Leicester. 2015.
Qualification in Forensic Psychology (Stage 2), British Psychological Society, 2021.
Various secure settings (2014 - present)
Psychological therapy with self-funding individuals through a private psychology clinic.
Foundations of Schema Therapy with Complex Cases, ISST, 2021.
Schema Therapy: Working with Narcissism, ISST, 2022.
Schema Therapy for Borderline Presentations & Complex Trauma, ISST, 2022.
Schema Therapy for Anxious, Avoidant, Dependent & OCPD Presentations, ISST, 2022.
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent & Values (RQF), 2023.
Brief Schema Therapy: Experiential Protocol, ISST, 2023.