Kathryn Lock, MBACP Registered Counsellor
67 Waterloo Gardens
It can be good to talk. Counselling can offer you a supportive space, which can be both positive and enriching. It can enable you to talk through your difficulties in a place that is warm, non-judgemental and confidential.
Counselling can help with many things and can help to create real change. Counselling, is designed to be helpful to you. It isn't always easy at first but it can help you work through all kinds of difficulties. There is no set way of being you just bring yourself as you are.
Prior to starting any sessions, I would ask to speak to you briefly over the telephone. This will enable us to establish whether I am the right counsellor for you. I offer both brief and long term appointment work. The environment is based in a quiet residential area in Cardiff, easy to get too and with easy parking. Over many years, I have supported many individuals of different faiths, race, sexuality and gender. I am also experienced with working with young people, especially students.
What happens next, just email me and I will try to contact you within a 24-48 hour period.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling
- Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play and Playwork (children and young people)
I am a registered member of the BACP.
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is a professional body and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the public. http://www.bacpregister.org.uk/public
Continuous Professional Practice 2017/2018:
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- Understanding Autism
- Emotional Resilience
- Solution Focused Counselling
- Trauma focused tools
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- £40 per (50min) session
- Concessions are available to students and individuals on low income. Experience in supporting trainee student counsellors.
Working with children:
I have previously worked as an Operational Coordinator for a school based counselling service in Newport, Gwent. My background has incorporated working with children and vulnerable adults; specialising in working with siblings (children and adults) whose siblings have a disability. I am experienced in supporting children with leanring difficulties. I have previously coordinated a childrens befriender service for Barnardos and delivered parenting courses. I have also supported young people in looked after care, and as a visiting advocate for NYAS (national youth advocacy service)
I am experienced in counselling children and young people, with experience of counselling within education.
Working with adults:
I have a background in social care, working in supported housing, floating support and parenting work. I'm experienced in working with adults with learning disabilities and have counselling in both staff counselling in the NHS - based at the UHW. I also have experience of counselling in primary care, working in GP surgeries in Cardiff.
Iam expeimced in working with a diverse group of individuals and have an awareness of working with difficulties relating to gender and sexuality.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, evenings and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|