Lucas Teague MBACP (registered)
My name is Lucas Teague, I am a qualified counsellor with over 9 years experience working with women and men in one to one counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have a private practice is in Finchley, North London, which is easily accessible from West Finchley, New Southgate and Arnos Grove stations. I also have a practice in Marleybone, Central London, which is easily accessible from Marleybone, Baker Street and Oxford Circus stations.
As a therapist I work with individuals on a short term or open-ended basis, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. You might be feeling lost, or experiencing life as overwhelming. Maybe an overall sense of anxiety or depression, possibly triggered by a bereavement or traumatic incident in your life, leaving you feeling isolated and alone. However there might just have the sense that something is missing in your life, and maybe you don’t know where to begin in trying to change it.
I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I work as an integrative therapist, which means I bring together different approaches, including humanistic, transpersonal and developmental theories. Alongside talking together, I may suggest the use of creative imagination, drawing, dreamwork and imaginative journeys. These can be a powerful means toward helping you understand and fulfil more of your potential, and the discovery of your real self.
I also see my role as a therapist as facilitating an accepting and supportive space, through which a deepened self-awareness can grow, creating the possibility of lasting change in how you lead your life. It may seem surprising how often we are reluctant to give ourselves the very thing that we need most; the gift of understanding ourselves in a way that permits us to start to change the way we engage firstly in our internal world and subsequently in our external world.
“One discovers that destiny can be directed, that one does not need to remain in bondage to that first imprint made on childhood sensibilities, one need not be branded by the first pattern. Once the deforming mirror is smashed, there is the possibility of wholeness, there is the possibility of joy." Anais Nin.
I have experience of working with the following issues:
- Anxiety & Stress
- Loss of Purpose or Direction
- Self Esteem issues
- Loss or Endings
- Relationship issues
- Support for people to find their way again after feeling lost.
I also support those struggling with compulsive or addictive behaviours working with 12 step programmes; which together with therapy can be a powerful healing combination.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a qualified counsellor since 2007. I have a Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling, which I achieved with a distinction & am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Along with my private practice as a therapist, I am a Bereavement Counsellor at St Joseph's Hospice in Hackney. I have also worked in mental health for the past 10 years and currently work as a clinical case manager within a trauma management service that provides psycho-therapeutic interventions to organisations and their employees that have experienced traumatic incidents. Through my experience of working within mental health and trauma I have come to recognise that mental health issues are not something that an unfortunate few end up in hospital experiencing, but something that we can all be susceptible to in our lives.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
I offer a free initial phone consultation. There after I charge £40 per session. I also offer a low cost service for those who are unemployed or on a low wage.
I offer no time restrictions on how long someone may feel they need to be in counselling. As a counsellor I offer open ended sessions that are specifically tailored to an individual needs.
I have disabled access at my North Finchley practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer appointments, weekdays during the daytime and evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am currently a supervisor in training at the Minster Centre in North London.View supervision profile