Kathryn Lock, MBACP Registered Counsellor
My name is Kathryn and I am an integrative therapist. I am experienced in counselling both children and adults. I worked within social care sector for a number of years before training as a counsellor. I believe in a person centred approach, holistically looking at the needs to each individual and adapting the therapy to meet their needs.
There is no set way of being in counselling, you just bring yourself as you are. For some people its about learning to develop new strategies to deal with difficulties, whilst for others it may be talking about their past or current circumstances which may be hindering them in moving forward. Listening and empathy are central central to understanding things from your perspective. Talking about the way you think and feel can help.
I am experienced in a number of areas ranging from: depression, anxiety and stress, all types of abuse, grief and loss, rape, substance abuse, issues relating to gender or sexual orientation. No matter what your difficulty, I would hope to provide you with a space that would feel safe, warm and genuine.
Taking this first step, could make all the difference.
Please feel free to contact me, I offer a short telephone consultation prior to any initial sessions to establish whether I might be the right therapist for you. I am able to work both briefly and long term.
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 2016/2017:
- Understanding Autism
- Prevent training
- Emotional Resilience
- Solution Focused Counselling
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am an experienced university counsellor, with knowledge of supporting students from a foundation level through to a PhD. I have counselled students around issues relating to bereavement, loss, work, life balance, relationships, autism, gender, sexual orientation, stress, eating disorders, isolation, homesickness, drugs and alcohol abuse.
- £40 per (50min) session
- Concessions are available to students and individuals on low income. Experience in supporting trainee student counsellors.
I have a DBS check.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, evenings and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|