About our Founder: The Person Behind the Name
Steven Lucas, the founder of Counselling Central, is a professional Counselling Psychotherapist with over a decade’s experience working for the NHS, the voluntary sector and in private practice. Steven has worked in a number of different settings including hospitals, prisons, health centres and private industry. He is a warm, caring and empathic person who is passionate about the therapeutic relationship, a cornerstone of the counselling process.
Between 2006 and 2012 Steven volunteered for Samaritans. His role as Deputy Director for volunteer care gave him a unique insight into the support needed both for clients and the people who care for them.
Steven conducts both short and long term therapy and favours integrative therapy, which includes proven models of counselling such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Person Centred.
As well as running clinics at four private practices in Wellingborough, Northampton, Bedford and Milton Keynes, Steven works as a senior lecturer in counselling psychotherapy for Chrysalis at the University of Northampton Park Campus site. His role is to prepare other counsellors for private practice.
Steven holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Diplomas in Counselling, Abnormal Psychology, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). He works to the highest professional standards and ethics.
Why Therapy/Counselling Central?
Counselling is now a common and normal way to gain a fresh outlook on life and work towards resolving any emotional difficulties you may be experiencing. Counselling Central follows a warm and caring methodology. We will listen to you and give you the time and space to think clearly about the things that are troubling you before supporting you on your journey towards positivity and normalcy. The caring, experienced and qualified counsellors at Counselling Central can help you make sense of difficult periods in life and prepare you with emotional management techniques for the times ahead. From Psychotherapy to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, your therapy will be tailored to meet your specific needs.
We have all heard that problems reputedly pass with time, but often letting go of difficulties and concerns is not as straight forward as we might like it to be. At Counselling Central, our commitment is to utilise the most effective counselling and psychotherapy techniques to help you untie the emotional knots in your life.
Values that we Work To
Your emotional wellbeing is of fundamental importance to us. Our core values are: we will be honest, non-judgmental, dependable, respectful, caring and demonstrate unconditional positive regard. Yes, at Counselling Central, professionalism, values and strong ethics all exist together in the same place.