Isobel Lock Registered MBACP (P.G. Dip ) Person-Centred
01636 629093 / 07817 110261
I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and the service that I offer. I am a fully-qualified counsellor with a Post -Graduate Diploma and have been working within a counselling environment for 18 years. I am a Registered member of the BACP the governing body for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work within their ethical framework. The counselling that I provide is mainly Person Centered and it works by helping people to explore their feelings in regard to any issues they may have. The counselling is a confidential, respectful, empathic way of working which is non -judgmental and safe for the client.
As a private counsellor I work with people from all walks of life and who have many different kinds of problems. They sometimes suffer from anxiety and depression without knowing where it has comes from or what to do about it. Sometimes people can feel that their life is out of control and this can be very a very worrying and panicky time whatever trauma or issues they are trying to work through..
This in fact is often the trigger for people to seek counselling and it is through exploring these issues that people are able to verbalize and clarify their feelings and actions. I have worked very successfully with people with issues such low self esteem and low self worth which can affect their relationships with partners family and friends. This can often lead to depression, anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks and anger and in the case of abuse sometimes flashbacks, hypervigilance nightmares and others . I have also working with clients that self harm and have a poor body image and more recently I have been working with younger people with eating disorders and self esteem.
I also work very successfully with couples who come together to try and work out there differences in a more constructive environment. Whatever the outcome the couples talking about there needs and aspirations together with a third party can help to focus on certain issues that may be unresolved or hidden. This is not only important to the couple as a couple but also to the individuals as independent people.
I worked for 3 years in Aberdeen with youngsters presenting with different addictions such as drugs and alcohol and who have suffered from sexual abuse and domestic violence. I can see people from all over the country but my clients mainly come from the areas of Newark, Nottingham and Lincolnshire area. My sessions last 1 hour in which I provide a warm, reassuring and welcoming space for people to explore their concerns in a safe and protected environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully-qualified counsellor with over 18 years experience. I have a Diploma in Counselling skills and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and although I work in a Person-centred way I have knowledge and training in different styles of counselling such as C.B.T. T.A and Gestalt. I am a member of the BACP and work within the ethical framework set down by their governing body.
I have also received training in areas such as
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Dealing with ADHD and other learning difficulties.
E.M.I. Eye Movement Integration used in trauma based counselling.
A.B.C. Cruse Bereavement Awareness (Accd)
A.S.S.I.T (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Alcohol Awareness Training
G.G.B.A.T.C (Grampian Gender Based Abuse Training Consortium)
SAFE TO SAY (Working with Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse)
I have had 12 years experience of working in a generic counselling service where I worked with relationship problems, family issues, employment problems and issues around bereavement. I helped to set up a counselling service in a rural location in Aberdeenshire and I spent 3 years working at the Foyer in Aberdeen/ Stonehaven with young people 16-25 who have suffered from homelessness, drug and alcohol dependency and mental, sexual and physical abuse .
I have since set up my own private counselling service and my private client base is very varied with people presenting from all walks of life and with all kinds of issues. I also volunteer one day a week at C.A.S.Y which is a counselling agency specifically designed for young people up to the age of 25.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision and part of my work involves helping student with their training. This can incorporate such things as learning about the ethical issues governing the B.A.C.P and why the use of supervision in counselling is so important to theirs and their clients well-being. I have supervisees on a one to one basis in my private practice but I also work with other agencies providing supervision for their students and qualified counsellors,
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Counselling Sessions: £40 per session
Couples: £45 per session
Supervision Sessions: £50 per session
Reduced rates for Students and Senior Citizens.
Introduction to Psychology
Certificate in Social Sciences
Building Stress Immunity
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments varied . Evening and daytime sessions available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor with a Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision and I offer individual and/ or group supervision for counsellors and students. My approach is predominantly person centred but I also use other approaches such as C.B.T, T.A and Gestalt in my own practise so that my supervision is very inclusive. I feel that it is important to be able to support trainees with their own issues and with the issues that their clients bring.View supervision profile