Gill Lock - MA, HCPC, BAAT
Letchworth Garden City
Learning to look into myself each day, And then in time, being content with what I see, gives my body and my soul, a precious chance to merge and – hopefully – become a better ‘me’!
“To think of taking a new look at life, to slow down and enjoy every minute as much as possible. To have more pride in myself and not jump to everybody’s bidding to please them.”
The above are comments two of my clients made about their sessions with me. I wanted to share these so that you can see how effective counselling can be. No matter what you're facing, you don't have to do it alone. My aim is to give you a safe, secure, friendly and confidential space to talk, and to be listened to. By providing an opportunity for you to express, explore and work through feelings, inner conflicts and emotional difficulties, you can be helped to make positive changes and begin to enjoy life again.
Why Choose Me
I am registered with HCPC and BAAT, these are organisations / bodies that regulate the industry and you can be assured I have reached the high standards needed to become a member with them, meaning I offer a very professional and ethical practice.
I have a wealth of experience delivering Art Therapy and Mindfulness sessions for the NHS for the past 12 years, both in the Mental Health service and the Learning Disabilities service.
How I Work
I work psychodynamically with clients in order to effect change and growth on a personal level in a safe and facilitating environment. My main focus is the relationship between me and the client. I offer two approaches to counselling, Art Therapy and Mindfulness Meditation. Both approaches can be helpful to anyone who finds it difficult to express their thoughts and feelings using words, as they are not dependant on spoken language.
Art Therapy is a means of helping people, who may find it difficult to express themselves verbally. It focuses on the making of drawings, paintings or three-dimensional artwork in the context of a therapeutic relationship. No special skills in art are needed, it's not about how beautiful your pieces are, the focus is on their meaning.
Mindfulness Meditation is the process of developing the ability to pay deliberate attention to experience from moment to moment, to what is going on in the mind, body and in day to day life and doing this without judgment. By developing this ability, people can feel more able to manage personal difficulties by responding to them rather than reacting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy and have a wide experience of working for the NHS and privately with adults with mental health problems, learning disabilities and members of the general public.
I am Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) registered and British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) registered and approved private practitioner and supervisor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
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Guide price: £25 per Group session, 1.5 hours.
£50 per Individual session, 50 minutes.
All sessions will be held at Irvin House in Letchworth Garden City and are available in blocks of 6 or 12 weeks. Single sessions are available for the initial consultation.
Please contact for a personal quote
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available for face to face sessions, Wednesdays and Fridays 9.00 - 21.00. Also some Monday and Tuesday evenings. Telephone enquiries are welcome at other times.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|