"Lucas was very welcoming when we first met and since then, continued to provide a safe and comforting environment. The journey that I have gone through has felt somewhat transformative and Lucas had helped me to unlock the potential and power within myself. Without his support, I wouldn’t be in the position I am in now and I am truly grateful for his kindness, throughout. Towards the end of my journey, I truly felt that Lucas has been instrumental in enabling me to identify the person I want to be and I feel proud to be able to say that I have reached the end of a chapter; embracing my experiences, in a way that I have learnt and grown as my own person and how I approach life and situations. This is now the beginning of something new. I always find myself using the tools and techniques learnt through the sessions, continually self-reflecting and growing more and more, into being ME!
"I worked with Lucas for 8 months and he really helped me a lot with working on my fears and poor self-confidence. I started counselling mostly for my problems with relationships and at the same time I started to date my actual boyfriend. I was very scared and full of questions and I really believe that Lucas and the psychotherapy contributed in building my relationship when it felt so fragile in its beginning. My boyfriend and I recently celebrated 1 year of living together.
I think Lucas is really professional. I felt he gave me the right degree of space and at the same time through his humanity, the means to allow me the confidence to completely open to myself. He really loves his job."
"Lucas worked with me for over a year to address crippling, lifelong issues. I was obsessed with an ex-partner, emotionally numb, full of self-loathing and profoundly lonely, yet unable to start a new relationship or move forward in life because I felt toxic and worthless.
Lucas helped me to see how my addictive behaviour, relationship patterns, shame and self-loathing came from childhood wounds, and how I could heal by learning to connect with my lost inner child, love myself unconditionally and feel all my feelings.
I’m in my 40s and I’d spent a lifetime building walls to hide behind. An intellectual approach wouldn’t have reached me, but Lucas employed creativity, imagination and spirituality to help me begin to find out who I really am, and to like what I find. I’m now on a long road to becoming a whole person and building a rich, full life that I never thought possible."
"I went to Lucas with a number of issues, some very long standing with which I felt well and truly stuck. The sessions I had with him were sometimes challenging, sometimes profound but always felt safe. They – and he supported me greatly in taking charge of the things I had been struggling with and feeling affirmed in my ability to do this for myself."
"I approached Lucas during a very tough time in my life, which left me down and in need of help. I attended sessions with him over a 9 month period, where I found that his aid was invaluable and enabled me to get through with a new perspective on things.
I recommend Lucas to anyone considering therapy for his methods, his professionalism and for his ability to listen, understand and provide a different outlook on things."
"I met with Lucas over a period of several months. I was going through probably the hardest time of my life, suffering from depression, extremely low self-esteem, self-harming and suicidal thoughts following a traumatic life event. I felt comfortable talking to Lucas; it was easy to open up and tell him my innermost thoughts without fear of judgement, in a safe, caring environment and quickly we developed a healthy relationship through which to tackle my issues. Through my darkest times of complete self-hatred where I only saw one way out, he was able to help me identify a grain of self-love that lay within, and nurture it and grow this self acceptance of myself and who I am."
"I started working with Lucas to help me overcome various issues I had been struggling with over a number of years. I didn't realise it, but many of the issues that were impacting me internally, which also manifested themselves externally, developed at a very young age. Lucas helped me get clarity around those issues at their core and really helped me develop a sense of myself I didn't realise existed. From that new foundation I've been able to be true to who I am and now also true to others. That really helped me lay a foundation of strength in my life instead of one built on fear and control. I feel now I have the tools to really assess why I make certain decisions and how to evaluate myself in a positive and constructive way.
Thank you Lucas for all of your help! It was tough work, and at times tough to admit to myself what we worked through, but truly life changing for me and my family!"
"At some point I was faced with a crisis that shook me to my core. I simply couldn't go on with life. I contacted Lucas to help me with feeling stuck and getting my life back on track. His style of psychotherapy was perfectly suited for me. Bit by bit, things started to become clearer and easier. Today, I can look back and say that Lucas did an amazing job at helping me through what seemed like an impossible crisis. Many thanks Lucas."
"I worked with Lucas for 6 months throughout one of the most difficult times in my life. I was extremely lost and perplexed as to how best to deal with everything that had been thrown my way. Lucas helped me to understand that a lot of what was surfacing through this experience were issues that had always been there especially in regards to my family. Yet, I wasn't able to recognise the impact that it had had on me for so many years. Lucas introduced me to the notion of taking back what I deserve and allowing me to understand the importance of my own voice and feelings. For many years I had internalised emotions and disregarded them on the basis of being able to cope. Yet, one of my best memories of working with Lucas was having the freedom to be angry or upset, and in turn expressing the side of myself that was always there, but got lost amongst all the trauma. The whole process allowed me to truly see my strength and realise how much I've endured throughout my life, yet I'm still standing. I still have my good and bad days, but the process has definitely shown me that I am in control of my own future.
Thank you Lucas for all your help. It goes without saying that you're incredibly talented at what you do, and you've helped me to grow and understand myself in ways that will stay with me forever."
“I had been in therapy prior to visiting Lucas but my progress had stalled. I still felt an emptiness which, while reduced from my previous therapy, still cast a shadow over my day to day existence. Over the course of around a year Lucas helped me uncover the sources of my wounds, come to terms with and undertake actions to heal them.
The process was a marathon, not a sprint. At times it was tough as I had to engage with areas of my past that were buried and painful and at times it was enlightening as the hard work bared fruit. The time and effort were well spent. I now have a richer relationship with myself, my friends & my family and I feel more connected to the world at large. I now feel an inner calmness that encourages me to embrace life. I'm incredible grateful to Lucas for helping me.”
“Having never been in therapy or even considered it previously I contacted Lucas as my life was rapidly becoming a car crash of unhappiness and self destructive behaviour. I spent a number of extremely valuable sessions with Lucas discussing the underlying reasons and causes of my issues and his calm and insightful manner massively helped me to help myself. Looking back now, from a position where my life has improved enormously, I can honestly say that reaching out to Lucas was one of the best things I ever did and I cannot recommend him highly enough.”
“I have had the pleasure to work with Lucas for 12 months and I would like to warmly recommend the experience... Some of the things that I learnt during the year and I am still practising now, were how to stay with feelings or how to connect to my deeper emotional self and move away from the mind into the body. The mix of conversation, meditation, practical exercises, has always worked very well for me as no other session was the same. When I thought I knew it all, Lucas would surprise me with a role-play or some innovative method that would ultimately guide me to find out more about myself. I have already recommended his services to my friends ... and I think that probably the year invested in sessions with Lucas has been one of the most transformational experiences I have ever had.
“I worked with Lucas over the course of 9 months for my anxiety and OCD. He helped me identify the root causes of my anxiety and then supported me in my journey to love myself and be able to acknowledge my negative thoughts and learn how to let them go. There have been times when I was feeling so anxious or hopeless and Lucas provided me with techniques to listen to my body, feel what I was feeling and be comfortable with uncertainty.
Thank you so much Lucas for helping me being myself again. Thanks for your patience and for your support throughout my journey.”
“I first sought out therapy because I felt very emotionally unstable, desperately out of control and full of anger. I was struggling and I realised how this was affecting my relationships with the people I loved and, most importantly, with myself.
My time visiting Lucas was my first therapy experience on a weekly basis. These sessions became an opportunity to place a wise mirror in front of me in order to deal with long neglected trauma. The space that Lucas created was so comfortable and full of embracing energy, that I found myself releasing strong emotions during every session, even when I felt I had nothing to say.
We worked together to understand the reason behind certain uncomfortable reactions, to develop tools, to accept and to mourn.
This experience has taught me patience with life and most importantly with myself and I look forward to continue putting into practice all the skills we learnt together.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart Lucas!”