Kathryn Lock, MBACP Registered Counsellor
Thank you for taking the time to look at my page.
My name is Kathryn and I’m an integrative counsellor. The term integrative purely means a collective of therapeutic models that I've been trained in. This includes person centred counselling, relational psychodynamic, solution focused and CBT approaches. I am confident in compassionate based working.
My belief is that counselling can enable you to grow and feel nourished. It can help you to gain new perspectives, challenge negative thinking, discover new insight and self awareness. Counselling is also a place that you can just 'be'.
Counselling can help you to deal with difficult and painful emotions. I provide a warm and caring approach to listen to you deeply through these difficulties. This does not mean it won't be challenging at times as counselling can be.
What can people bring to counselling? Anything, there is nothing that can’t be talked about within the space. Although there are boundaries to the therapeutic relationship, counselling can give you a space to feel non-judged and heard. I am experienced in supporting individuals with suicide ideation, depression, anxiety and stress. Other areas include grief and loss, childhood abuse and trauma.
My professional background: Before I trained as a counsellor I worked with both children, adults and families. I have experience of counselling employees, NHS staff, patients within GP surgeries and in voluntary agencies (domestic violence, refugees and an LGBT organisation). I have experience of counselling children within private practice (8-18) and primary/secondary schools. I am currently employed as a student counsellor and senior wellbeing practitioner in two universities.
The counselling place and environment: It's a safe space, confidential and with ethical boundaries. I'm clear around talking and working with risk. The house is in heart of Cardiff. With little hustle and bustle. It's easy to reach, easy to park and purposely set up to provide counselling and training.
What next and any questions? Please feel free to contact me by phone or email. I always hope to respond within 24 hours. I offer a brief telephone consultation before meeting. It is always best in the first session to establish what your needs are from accessing counselling and to work together about meeting these goals.
I offer both short and long term work.
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 (2016/17)
- Anxiety - CBT and integrative approaches
- Emotional Resilience
- LGBT issues & Domestic abuse
- Compassionate based approaches to counselling
- Sexual Harm, exploitation and rape
- Transgender, gender awareness training
- Emotional Freedom Technique - trauma tool approaches
I specialise in the area of resilience and over coming adversity.
Clinical Supervision: My clinical supervisor is an experienced senior accredited BACP counsellor/supervisor - this information can be provided at the start of therapy. Although, you are not identified, for the purpose of safe working a supervisor can raise concerns with me around any risks and safe ethical practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Counselling Fees:
- £45 per session (1hour)
- Concessions are available to students and individuals on low income. Experienced in supporting counselling students in training.
We are all humans. We commonly experience the same obstacles and challenges. No two of us are the same. We are unique in our own sense of essence or spirituality. There is a wholeness to being a human which includes mind, body and soul.
"Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on" - Unknown.
"you have given me the strength, courage and knowledge to build myself back up"
"words cannot describe how much your support has helped me over the years"
'Kathryn has a soothing voice'
"Thank you Kath"
"I take comfort from knowing she has you to talk too, we talk more now".
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday (evenings) Sunday (day time)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|