Lucas Teague

UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

About me

I have worked in private practice seeing male and female clients, as a counsellor and psychotherapist for the past 10 years. Through this time I have developed an effective means of supporting clients in crisis, who may be presenting with depression, relationship issues, addiction or bereavement. Having worked in mental health for a number of years I am able to receive referrals from client’s presenting with severe and enduring mental health conditions.

As a psychotherapist I look to find a balance between providing a supportive and empathic environment, as well as challenging when needed. In this regard I seek to develop a deep and honest relationship, whilst also adhering to professional boundaries. I work from an integrative transpersonal approach, which means that I used psychodynamic, gestalt; Jungian, archetypal and transpersonal psychology in my work. This helps me to understand the holistic needs of the client. Working transpersonally may include addressing the need to have more depth and meaning in one’s life, or to understand a crisis as potentially being an invitation to have a deeper relationship to oneself and the world.

Whilst running my private practice, I also work as a clinical case manager for a mental health and trauma service, providing therapeutic support to individuals presenting with post trauma symptoms. Prior to this I coordinated a mental health peer support service for individuals leaving acute mental health settings. I have also worked as a bereavement therapist for a hospice in East London, as well as a therapist for a North London service, providing longer term support for clients with severe and enduring mental health conditions.

I have experience working as an addictions therapist, within my private practice. For people facing addictive patterns of behaviour, the experience can leave them feeling as though they have no self-respect or identity. In these situations their lives become increasingly unmanageable through the repeated attempts “fix” painful feelings or unwanted thoughts or memories. In using an addictions recovery programme combined with therapy can provide a powerful means of healing.

As well as working with female client, I have experience of providing therapeutic support to male clients who struggle with finding a sense of their own identity within society, a sense of the stereotypical male role model; which encourages self-reliance and emotional unresponsiveness no longer resonating with them. Many of the men I work with who face this dilemma feel that the only way to survive is to try to be something other than who they are. However, many report real healing in themselves through being able to communicate the truth of their lives to another man.

I also teach meditation and mindfulness, as well as creative visualisation techniques. Mindfulness can help to provide support in relation to holding painful emotions or difficult memories. Used within a therapeutic context these simple techniques can offer the means to harness our own innate wisdom and self-understanding.

In order to maintain the highest possible levels of competence and care, I regularly undertake personal supervision and continuing professional development. I carry personal indemnity insurance and hold a full DBS clearance certificate.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and also an accredited member of the United Kingdom for Psychotherapy.

Training and qualification

Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling 2007
Post Graduate in Transpersonal Psychotherapy 2016

Contact details

Phone number: 07894526987
Working at: Old Street

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Works with

Individuals, Young People

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