Dr Abi Lucas
(PhD; PsychD; CPsychol; AFBPsS)
Chartered Psychologist, Surrey
Sometimes life and things that happen to us can feel overwhelming and painful. These experiences can keep us feeling stuck and unable to ‘see the wood for the trees’. However, with support we can process these experiences and learn new ways to cope, moving towards a life that is meaningful and fulfilling.
I work in a collaborative way with anyone that I see. I aim to support the person to understand their own difficulties and manage them in a way that feels most helpful for them. I use an integrative approach, including CBT, which means I draw on a number of different psychological ways of thinking but ultimately put the person who is struggling at the centre of the work. I work with young people, their families and adults experiencing distress, self-esteem issues, body image concerns, and complex eating disorders. I also support individuals and their families with neurodiversity (e.g. Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD). Additionally, I have a specialist interest in providing support for those struggling with complex trauma and personality difficulties.
Working with people who are experiencing distress and helping them find their way through that is at the core of my work. I aim to utilise my skills and experience of psychology to help people understand themselves, other people and the world around them in a way that allows them to have a positive, meaningful and fulfilling life.
I love my family and my friends. I love being outside and experiencing new things with new people. I enjoy cooking and eating food but mainly being around people that are important to me.