Lee Fernandes is a seasoned Mental Health and Addiction Specialist, boasting over two decades of unwavering dedication in the field. His profound journey began with a youthful curiosity and a dual vision: one path leading to the adventures of an archaeologist, the other to the glory of professional rugby. While circumstances shifted him away from rugby, his fascination with people endured and ultimately shaped his career.
Lee's journey to becoming a Mental Health and Addiction Specialist is as personal as it is profound. His recovery path illuminated a calling to be the catalyst for personal change and help others transform their lives. He embarked on this mission by achieving an Honours degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Addiction Psychology and Counselling in the heart of London. His credentials extend to hypnotherapy, life coaching, and PSYCH-K.
For over two decades, Lee has worn the hats of a lecturer and a dedicated healthcare professional, serving as a guiding light for individuals grappling with addiction and mental health challenges. Drawing from the wellspring of his personal experiences, Lee intimately understands the trials and tribulations that life can present, and he recognises how these hurdles can disrupt one's dreams and aspirations. Yet, his steadfast belief in the transformative power of hope, action, and the support of others has remained unshaken.
Lee's extensive experience and unwavering passion drive his compassionate, confidential, and transformative services. His philosophy centres on honesty, compassion, hope, and action. Lee collaboratively partners with clients to conquer their challenges, helping them achieve personal and professional milestones. His genuine passion is to make a lasting, positive impact on those facing addiction and mental health issues, offering them the keys to freedom and enhanced well-being.
Lee's career spans the globe, serving diverse regions like the UK, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, and India. His extensive experience ranges from treatment centres to academic roles, including a lecturer in business and psychology in South Africa. Recently, he's been a Live-in Counsellor at high-end treatment centres in Europe.
Based in London, Lee's private practice offers international coaching, therapy, and companionship services. His unwavering commitment to professional growth is evident through ongoing training, conferences, and workshops, ensuring top-quality care and support for his clients.
Qualifications and registrations:
- Master of Science in Addiction Psychology and Counselling - London South Bank University
- Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology (cum laude) - University of South Africa
- Bachelor of Commerce - University of South Africa
- Diploma in Life Coaching - Achievement Specialists
- PSYCH - K: Basic, Advanced and Master Level
- Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy (cum laude) - South African Modern Hypnotherapy Academy
- Certificate in Exercise Science - Health and Fitness Professional Association
- Certificate in Sport Psychology - University of Natal: Faculty of Medicine
- National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC) - Advanced Practitioner
- International Authority for Professional Coaching and Mentoring (IAPC&M) - Accredited Coach