Catherine Athanasiadou-Lewis is an HCPC Counselling Psychologist, a BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and an associatedFellow of the British Psychological Society. Academically she is based at London Metropolitan University where she holds a Senior Lecturer post in Counselling Psychology. Clinically, she is a Lead Psychologist in the NHS where she practices in the area of substance misuse and associated clinical problems. She has over 15 years of clinical experience in various clinical settings in the UK and she specialises in Psychodynamic, CBT and integrative models of practice. She has authored a number of papers in the fields of Counselling Psychology and psychotherapy, and she has also collaborated with other researchers on numerous projects.