Dr. Ann Elizabeth Lewis is a Chartered and Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Dr Lewis has over 20 years' post-qualification experience, in the medico-legal field, specialising in personal injury, assessing clients for the purpose of writing court reports; in secondary care mental health services in the NHS; and as part of a refuge-based psychological service for women and children escaping domestic violence.
Dr Lewis established Ann Lewis Ltd in March 2001 to provide expert witness reports and testimony. She specialises in personal injury claims. Since 2001, she has assessed around 4000 clients, including adults, teenagers and children. She accepts instructions from solicitors, insurance companies and medico-legal agencies, acting for either the Claimant and/or the Defendant, to assess Claimants for conditions such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, anxiety, depression, pain disorders or other psychological injury. She produces high quality and thorough court reports. She is frequently instructed in the following types of cases: road traffic accidents; pedestrian accidents; accidents at work; medical negligence; dental negligence; slips, trips and falls; dog bites; work-related stress; and false arrest/imprisonment by the police. She sees clients either face to face or via video link (at present, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, remote instructions are preferred). She is fully aware of her responsibilities as an expert witness and to this end, she has obtained Part 1 of the Certificate of Medical Reporting: The Bond Solon Civil Procedure Rules Expert Witness Certificate.
She also offers therapy to private clients, including CBT and third-wave CBT. She has full accreditation with BABCP.
As part of her NHS role, Dr Lewis sees clients with severe and enduring mental health problems for individual and group therapy. She works mainly within a cognitive behavioural (CBT) framework, especially third wave CBT such as compassion focused therapy and mindfulness. She undertakes indirect work with colleagues, including supervision and line management of psychology and non-psychology qualified staff. She has also supervised many clinical and counselling psychology trainees.