Suchi Lewis

Counsellor & Supervisor

Areas of Special Interest

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • relationship difficulties
  • grief
  • trauma
  • resilience-building
  • life transitions
  • stress

 

Counselling Services

If you are considering counselling, it is likely that you are facing challenges in your life or you wish to make some positive changes in your life. I offer a safe, confidential and respectful space to work through your problems. Together we will work to understand the root causes of your issues and to find ways to heal, grow and move forward.

With over fourteen years professional counselling experience, I have a demonstrated history of helping people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life to lead fuller, more satisfying lives.

 

Together we can:

  • Make sense of your experiences
  • Gain insight into the hidden parts of yourself
  • Grow self-compassion and resilience
  • Find your inner strength
  • Move towards a healthier relationship with self and others
  • Find ways to live a more fulfilling life

 

Counselling Approach

When counselling, I always begin from a place of warmth, empathy and thoughtfulness. My approach is client-centred and I follow an integrative model which allows me to use a range of therapeutic approaches to work effectively to meet your needs.

A significant part of my self-development as a counsellor has been my own spiritual development and meditation practice. This has strengthened my ability to develop congruence with my client, understand them at a deeper level and be truly present for them.

I am experienced in both short term and long term therapy and we would start with what has brought you to counselling to better understand your needs and clarify your goals. I truly enjoy my work and being able to help facilitate desired change.

 

Background and Experience

During my 14 years as a counsellor I have worked in a large high school with socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic diversity and a range of clients from students to school management. I have also provided frequent counselling services to adults, couples and families on a wide range of issues.

 

Supervision Services

I provide supervision to both experienced and new counsellors, and particularly enjoy working with and providing support to school counsellors.

I create a psychologically safe space for professionals to explore challenging areas of practise such as ethical dilemmas, unconscious bias, work place dynamics, as well as placing emphasis on celebrating successes and maintaining self-care. My style of supervision is supportive and balanced and growth oriented.

 

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Registered Member of the Teachers Council

Q Qualifications

- Masters of Counselling
- Bachelor of Science

Q Appointments

- After 5pm on weekdays
- All day Wednesday and Saturday

Q Fees

- General $120
- Students and Unemployed: $80
- payment by Bank Transfer preferred