ABOUT ME

 

 

My name is Lucas, I am a qualified humanistic Psychosynthesis Counsellor, working with clients face to face in Bristol and online from anywhere. I work both in English and French.

While providing a safe and nurturing therapeutic relationship that honours your life experiences, difficulties and goals, I am dedicated to facilitate awareness and will to develop your understanding of yourself and help you cultivate self-love & healthy relationships.

I notably work with stress, anxiety, depression, loss, addiction, personal development, body image, gender and sexual identity, relationships, sexuality, cultural diversities, family dynamics, career, and existential crisis.

 

 

Qualifications

 

Diploma & Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling

Psychosynthesis Trust, in partnership with Middlesex University – London

 

 

Some Additional Training

 

Workshops with The Different Engine:

"Life that includes Asperger's: Creating a Dialogue between two Different Kinds of Mind"

 

 

 

Background & Specific Interests

 

I have a background in Arts, essentially in Cinema & Theatre. I am passionate about arts, imagery, curiosity, imagination, creativity & playfulness

I also worked over 15 years in Customer & Corporate Services in various industries, notably training new recruits. This has provided me with a great understanding of the stressful environment, imperatives & targets of the corporate world, and how it can impact on mental, emotional & physical health. 

Partly through my volunteering at Positive East in London for two years, I have notably worked with LGBTQI+ and straight individuals about gender identity, sexual identity, sexuality & relationships

I also have some experience with Asperger, High Potential (otherwise known as Gifted), and Highly Sensitive (HSP - Highly Sensitive Persons) individuals. Please note I am not a trained Psychiatrist nor a specialist in the fields mentioned. If you need a medical support, please ask your GP for a referral to a Psychiatrist. In that case, I can still provide a secondary support to your mental & emotional health.

Though I worked with clients from 11 to 58 years old, I am mostly experience with young adults from 18 to mid-forties. I find in this age range crucial phases of life, and I have been building my skills to help you go through things like the emancipation or need for emancipation from peer pressure (family and societal expectations included), the re-assessment of relationships, personal & career development, and existential dilemmas.

 

 

Volunteering Counsellor (previous experiences)

 

Off The Record provides free & confidential Mental Health support for young individuals between 11 & 25 years old. They also provide various workshops & activities.


 
 

The Psychosynthesis Trust provides a counselling & psychotherapy service, as well as a low cost clinic for those with low incomes.


 
 

Positive East provides a wide and diversified range of Mental Health, Sexual Health and social supports for individuals whose life has been impacted by HIV.

 

 

Professional Code of Conduct

 

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP), and abide by the BACP ethical framework.

 
 
 
“The quality of your relationship with yourself determines the quality of your relationship with everything else.”     Robert Holden

“The quality of your relationship with yourself determines the quality of your relationship with everything else.”

Robert Holden

 

I  CAN MOSTLY HELP YOU WITH…

 

INTRAPERSONAL & INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS

 

-        Lack of Self-Acceptance, Self-Respect, Self-Compassion and/or Low Self-Esteem

-        Lack of Energy and/or Motivation

-        Lack of Assertion & Confidence

-        Overwhelming Feelings or Emotional Numbness

-        Body Image

-        Feeling of Emptiness

-        Mental or Physical Conditions

-        Loneliness

-        Intimacy

-        Relationships (partner(s), friends, family, work…)

-        Sexuality

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELF-DISCOVERY, LIFE CHANGES & EXISTENTIAL CRISIS

 

-        Gender & Sexual Identity

-        Cultural & Ethnical Identity

-        Religious & Spiritual Identity

-        Self-Discovery & Authenticity

-        Career Change or Redundancy

-        Relocation/Immigration

-        Age Transition (teenage hood to adulthood, student life to working life, retirement, menopause/andropause…)

-        Other Changes in your Lifestyle

-        Middle Life, Spiritual and/or Existential Crisis: search for Meaning & Purpose, Creativity & Playfulness, Peace & Happiness

 

HEALTH, BEHAVIORAL ISSUES & LIFE THREATS

 

-        Stress, Anxiety and/or Panic Attacks

-        Depression and/or Suicidal Thoughts

-        Self-Harm

-        Dysfunctional Patterns

-        Bullying & Abuse (mental, emotional and/or physical)

-        Traumas (childhood, teenage hood or adulthood)