About Us

Andrew Lewis is a Health Professions Council of South Africa (SA) and Health and Care Professions Council (UK) registered and practising Educational Psychologist and who specialises in Sport Psychology.

Our Story

Andrew Lewis is a Health Professions Council of South Africa (SA) and Health and Care Professions Council (UK) registered and practising Educational Psychologist and who specialises in Sport Psychology.

He has a post-graduate qualification in Sport Psychology and works with individual athletes and teams who compete at all levels―national and international; and those who compete for pleasure. Andrew also collaborates with sport institutions and schools and publishes Sport Psychology- and Educational Psychology-related articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, newspapers and popular magazines. He also presents Sport Psychology workshops to other health professionals, athletes and coaches; as well as presenting scientific papers at international and national conferences.

Andrew also has an extensive sporting background and understands the demands and pressures of competitive sport―himself competing in the Ironman triathlon.

As an Educational Psychologist, Dr Andrew Lewis’s field of expertise lies within child and adolescent emotional, scholastic and behavioural challenges. Experience in psychometric assessments; psychotherapy, trauma counselling and stress management are a few additional areas of specialty. Currently he is also a locum Educational Psychologist at Bedford Borough, UK where these skills are applied.

Previously Dr Andrew Lewis was a senior-lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch University and the University of South Africa where he trained Educational Psychologists, Counsellors and teachers; lectured students in Educational Psychology and conducted research. Andrew also taught at two primary schools and most importantly, he is the father of his adult son, Justin.

Currently Andrew has rooms in Stellenbosch where he consults with athletes of all sporting disciplines and conducts psycho-educational assessments and therapy. Where possible, online sessions are also conducted.

 

Andrew’s Approach

Andrew publishes Sport Psychology- and Educational Psychology-related articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and presents scientific papers at international and national conferences. He also has an extensive sporting background and understands the demands and pressures of competitive sport―himself competing in the Ironman triathlon.

Previously Andrew was a senior-lecturer at Stellenbosch University and the University of South Africa for 19 years where he trained Educational Psychologists and teachers; lectured students and conducted research. He also taught at two primary schools for 5 years.
He has received training in and practises through the medium of play therapy, relations theory and Ericksonian hypnosis.

Academic Qualifications

He has the following academic qualifications:

BA - Stellenbosch

BEd (Hons) - Stellenbosch

MEd - Stellenbosch

MEd (school guidance and counselling cum laude) - Unisa

DEd - Stellenbosch

Teaching Diploma – Wellington

Certificate in Sport Psychology cum laude - Unisa

Vision

To advance and strengthen the practice and science of Sport Psychology through dedicated and ethical service, teaching and scholarly contributions.

Mission

To be the Sport Psychology practice of choice in the Western Cape and South Africa. In order to achieve this, our undertaking is to:
• Understand and support the Sport Psychology needs of individuals, teams, schools, institutions and communities that consult with us;
• Utilize and advance best practices in Sport Psychology through therapy, research and teaching;
• Promote and advance ethical practice; and
• Dedicate ourselves to excellence in preparing those taking part in sport and physical activity to engage in life activities that actively engage life skills in order to develop themselves, communities and society at large.

Values

We are committed to the values and ethics of the Psychology profession which emphasise, amongst others, trust, respect, confidentiality, integrity and compassion. 

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