Hi! I'm Lucy-Anne Lewis. I'm a counsellor and NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback practitioner. I specialise in supporting women to find balance, happiness and understanding in their sometimes turbulent lives.
I know from personal experience that low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, lack of sleep and hormone imbalances can sap the energy out of a normal lifestyle. The changes that occur during and after pregnancy and into the toddler years can be difficult for a lot of women.
But there are things you can do to repair yourself and gently take a drug-free path towards harmony and happiness. I use a combination of counselling and NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback to help you cut through the overwhelm, come back into balance, find inner strength and learn how to live your truth every day.
You have the strength, ability and drive inside you to make the changes you need to make in order to live the life you want to live.
You are the expert in your own life, and already have the answers inside yourself, it's just that sometimes we get overwhelmed.
I enjoy empowering women to cut through this mental clutter, make the necessary changes, and live life authentically. I want all women to find their inner strength. I believe in radical self-love, and body acceptance. I strive to live life as my authentic self, love without limit, be vulnerable, and know that I am enough.
After struggling for a large portion of my life, to be ok with 'me' I decided enough was enough. I had been hearing about NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback long before I tried it myself.
I had seen with my own eyes how it had helped members of my own family. How they go their lives back, kicked the medications, and were happy again. I needed to try it.
Frankly, I was at my lowest point and was willing to try anything. I was hooked from my first session. It's like the clouds parted. I could see the changes I needed to make. I started making them. My life started to be mine again. I healed. I healed from anxiety, depression, eating disorder, I left an abusive relationship.
I gained self-awareness, greater self-esteem. With a quieter, more focused mind, and this new found drive to do more, I knew I had to help others who are stuck like I was. It helped me to be able to fully embody my core values and own my own story.
All this led to me becoming an Advanced Certified NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback Practitioner and a Counsellor (Diploma of Counselling) so that I can, in turn, help you to heal.
Just like I helped Grace to heal from Postnatal Depression...
"I suffered from Postnatal Depression with both of my children. With my 1st child, I went on anti-depressants for 6 months, which helped me to a point, but while I was on the medication I always felt flat and apathetic. When my 2nd child came along I went to a psychologist for a while but was not make much progress with her. I was always so impatient and angry, especially with my children, I didn't want to make them into angry children too, so I decided to give Neurofeedback a go. Two of my brothers had tried Neurofeedback with great success so I felt confident that it could help me too. At first I wasn't sure the NFB was helping or doing anything much at all. I made the decision to stick with it, thinking that 'if all it's doing is letting me sit down on my own and listen to music for an hour, then it's worth it!' But, after a few more sessions I realised that I was able to cope with things without getting angry or overwhelmed. I would no longer cry at the drop of a hat, I was no longer feeling so overwhelmed by day-to-day life. I feel so confident in the benefits of NFB that I have recommended it to many of my friends and family members."
I draw knowledge from my own lived experiences, as well as my years of experience in using NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback in my counselling practice to help you identify what you want to change, and then implement those changes to live your truth every day.
I'm a Mum, Wife, Daughter, Friend, Aunt - I know what it's like to wear all these hats. I know about the mental load that we, as women, carry. Let me help lighten it.
Ready to work with me? Send me a booking form here.
I like to work with women, primarily with pregnant and postnatal women, but any women struggling to copy with things like depression, anxiety, including pre & post natal depression & anxiety, stress, hormonal changes, self-esteem and confidence.
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive brain training that helps the brain return to stability and operate at its best. Neurofeedback uses real-time brain activity to show the brain what it’s doing, as it’s doing it. It’s like holding a mirror up to your brain so it can see what it’s doing.
I use NeurOptimal Neurofeedback, which is an auditory feedback system developed by clinical psychologists. If you came to have a session with me, I’d sit you in a big comfy chair, attach 3 sensors to your ears and 2 to your head, pop some headphones on, and you would sit back and relax, listening to music.
That’s it. You wouldn’t need to do anything. You can even fall asleep. It’s working with your unconscious mind and central nervous system. The sensors monitor your brain activity, and if they notice turbulent processing, they interrupt the music. That’s the feedback.
By constantly bringing your brain’s attention to what it’s doing, it learns how to self-regulate and you are able to effectively integrate your life experiences.
As I mentioned, it’s non-invasive. The sensors are not doing anything other than monitoring. They are not trying to push or pull your brain, they are not taking anything away, or putting anything in, merely reflecting back. Your brain then uses this information to learn. Learn about what it’s doing, learn to strengthen ‘good’ neural pathways, forget ‘bad’ ones, and even learn new ones!
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