About VGS

charles lucasCharles Lucas BA (Macq,Psy), MA (Syd.Psy), Dip Clin Hyp, MAPS, MASCH has been a Psychologist and Vocational Psychologist for over thirty-six years after completing his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Macquarie University and his Masters degree in Psychology at the University of Sydney. Charles also holds qualifications in clinical hypnosis and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing and was recently recognised by the Australian Psychological Society for over twenty years of continuous membership.
Other memberships include the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists and Charles is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PSY0001137893). Charles has authored many articles including, newspaper columns and governmental publications over the years, as well the development of the vocational self assessment instrument, the Lucas Concept Analysis Technique (LCAT), the development of the Kuder Interest Card Sort (KICS), and the development, and delivery of the Life Planning Workshop in organisational, corporate and school settings.

Professional Background

Charles Lucas started his vocational psychology career in 1976 with the NSW Vocational Guidance Bureau, where he was engaged as a Vocational Guidance Officer at the North Sydney and Lismore Offices, and later, as the District Guidance Officer/Local Area Manager of Vocational Services Branch/Department of Industrial Relations, Training and Further Education based at the Armidale Office, NSW, Australia.
He continued into private practice in 1995 and subsequently established Vocational Guidance Services Pty Ltd with contractual arrangements with the Commonwealth Employment Service as a Special Intervention Psychologist; Centrelink as an Occupational Psychologist and Health Services Australia as a Specialist Consultant Psychologist with responsibility for disability support pension assessments and appeal reviews. This was in addition to a part-time careers counselling role at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. Further, Charles is contracted to many different employee assistance program providers, and currently, he is in private practice in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, where he is dividing his time between passionately practising the art and science of vocational psychology, and the art and science of counselling psychology, with specialised interests in depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder.

Charles has conducted many thousands of vocational assessments and counselling sessions over the years, and has provided consultancies to people in all walks of life. A registered Psychologist in NSW for over thirty years, and registered with the Psychology Board of Australia PSY0001137893, Charles is looking forward to assist you in your vocational development.