Neil Lucas

Registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Bachelor of Psychological Sciences with Honours

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (under examination)

Meet Neil

Neil’s therapy approach focuses on creating a safe and affirming space for all clients, and he brings compassion, empathy, and humour to his therapy sessions. Using evidence-based interventions like cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and motivational interviewing (MI), Neil creates treatment plans to address each client’s unique needs and goals from a strengths-based and collaborative approach.

Neil’s experience covers various settings, including community mental health care, alcohol and substance counselling, university counselling services, and anxiety group therapy programs.

Before becoming a psychologist and completing a PhD in Clinical Psychology, Neil spent nearly 20 years in various corporate and professional services marketing and business development roles.

Neil’s clinical interests include anxiety and depression, LGBTQIA+ identity challenges, alcohol and substance-use concerns, ADHD management, and executive burnout.

Neil’s commitment to social justice and inclusivity is a guiding principle of his practice. He ensures that all clients, regardless of their background, feel not just welcome, but truly valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.

Outside of his professional life, Neil enjoys reading, cooking, attempting to learn the piano, and taking his dog on adventures.

Areas of special interest

  • Depression and mood disorders

  • LGBTQIA+ identity concerns

  • HIV counselling

  • ADHD management

  • Executive burnout

  • Social and performance anxiety
  • Alcohol and substance-use concerns

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Health anxiety
  • Phobias

  • Intersectional stigma

Therapeutic approaches

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for anxiety disorders

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) for behavioural change

  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapy

  • Neurodiversity Affirming Therapy

  • Solution Focussed Therapy

  • Mindfulness-based interventions

Memberships & registrations

  • Registration to provide psychology services with Medicare

  • Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (PSY0002100638)

  • Associate Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (AMACPA)


Neil sees older adolescents (16+) and adults at our Alexandria consultation rooms and online via video on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, including after-hours appointments.