Kamal Kirk Lock (MBACP Registered) (Dip Integrative Transpersonal couns)

Kamal Kirk Lock (MBACP Registered) (Dip Integrative Transpersonal couns)

Hornsey
London
N8

07769 338843

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Hornsey
London
N8

07769 338843

About me

I offer confidential, compassionate and non-judgemental counselling to help you to explore the difficulties you are experiencing and to have a clearer understanding of what you are going through.

I work from an Integrative Transpersonal approach which means I draw upon various models including Jungian, Gestalt, body and archetypal psychologies as well as psychodynamic theory, developmental theory and neuroscience. The transpersonal includes working with myth and story, the imagination, dreams and imagery and spiritual dimensions.

I give a place for the difficulties that you might be experiencing, including them as a valuable part of understanding what might need attention. This can be described as a soulful approach, working with the expressions of your difficulty as a healer might work with symptoms to find insight for potential transformation.

Employing these approaches enhances what I can offer in a way that meets the particular needs of those who come to see me. I work compassionately offering a balance of support and challenge in the aid of self-exploration and a deepening of self-knowledge.

Getting Started

  • As a first step you can call or email me to arrange a first meeting, this will give us an opportunity to discuss what is going on for you and how counselling might help you.

  • It will also give you an opportunity to get a sense of what its like to be with me and ask me questions that you may have about therapeutic counselling and my approach.

  • Once you have decided if you would like to work with me we can arrange regular session times.

  • Therapeutic counselling can be useful over a short term period for example 6 to 12 weeks were we might look at specific issues either for support or to explore potential resolutions or long term / open ended for deeper therapeutic work.

  • We can arrange what would work for you for example we could start with an initial 6 sessions and later explore whether this has been enough or if you would like to continue to work on deeper issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Integrative Transpersonal Counsellor. I trained at the Re-Vision Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy which includes counselling and psychotherapy with a soulful perspective. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have worked with people in one to one settings for over 8 years. I have a background of working with people with addiction and substance misuse issues. In addition to my private practice I also work as a counsellor and facilitate therapeutic groups in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation (rehab) centre in London.

I have a background in martial arts both as competitor and trainer. I have practiced Tai Chi, meditation and spiritual healing for over 30 years and in the last 7 years I have included mindfulness into my own practice and with the people I work with. Where appropriate I bring some of these skills into the counselling and therapeutic work to assist with self-exploration and with being more grounded and connected. For example using some simple techniques from Tai Chi can help with feeling more embodied and mindfulness can help us to pay attention to what is going on for us and what might want our attention.

I have experience of working in the following areas

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Finding meaning in the problems experienced
  • Relationship issues with self and others
  • Loss of life meaning
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Family relationships
  • Sexual Identity and sexuality
  • Childhood related issues
  • Guilt, shame and envy
  • Bi-racial and culturally mixed identity difficulties
  • Addiction and compulsive behaviours
  • Alcohol and substance misuse
  • Redundancy and major life changes
  • Depression, sadness and grief
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Low self-esteem

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

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  • Consulting room

Fees

Fees are £60 for a therapeutic hour (50 minutes). I have a limited amount of reduced fee spaces for those with low income. Please contact me to arrange a meeting where this can be discussed as part of an initial assessment.

Further information

Life Struggles Loss of Meaning

There are times in our life where we encounter difficult and challenging experiences. You might be struggling with difficult feelings such as fear, sadness, anxiety and depression. You might have experienced a challenging life upheaval such as a relationship coming to an end, loss and bereavement, mid-life and growing older or feeling uncertain as to what the future may hold for you. You may be experiencing a loss of meaning in your life. These can be difficult thresholds to pass through which can feel isolating, frightening and difficult to make sense of.

Identity Race Sexuality and Bi-racial Identity

You might be encountering problems relating to your self- identity and your place within your family, community or the wider society. These difficulties might be related to racial identity, sexual identity or difficulties with family relationships. You might be struggling with issues related to being of a bi-racial or culturally mixed identity. You might be concerned with the perception others have of you and so struggle with finding a sense of self expression that is more true to yourself.

Addictions and Compulsive Behaviours

Are you having difficulty with compulsive and addictive behaviours and need a space to talk about this?You might want to experience what counselling and therapeutic work might offer you as a support for your recovery from drugs or alcohol.

Compassionate Counselling

If any of the above describes what you are experiencing you may need a confidential space to talk about these difficulties some of which you might have been holding for a long time. I offer confidential, compassionate and non-judgemental counselling for you to explore your experience and to make sense of what you are going through. I can work with people wanting short term sessions (6 or 12 sessions) on specifically identified issues or longer term (open ended) for deeper therapeutic work.

Integrative Transpersonal Approach

I work interactively which means I draw upon various approaches including Jungian, Gestalt, body and archetypal psychologies as well as psychodynamic theory, developmental theory and neuroscience.

The transpersonal aspect of my approach includes working with myth and story, the imagination, dreams and imagery and spiritual dimensions.

Employing these approaches enhances what I can offer in a way that meets the particular needs of those who come to see me. I work compassionately offering a balance of support and challenge in the aid of self-exploration and a deepening of self-knowledge.

Relational

Much of the difficulties that people experience are relational meaning that they arise out of our contact with others. Sometimes these difficulties stem from the background of our early life where significant relationships may not have given the kind of support we needed or perhaps they exist within the currant relationships of our personal or professional life. Working with the relationship between myself and those who come to see me allows us to explore the feelings that arise between us. This can be the basis for insight and the changing of old patterns of behaviour that prevent a more fulfilling experience in relationship to our self and to others.

Soulful Counselling

Central to my approach is working with a soulful perspective. What this means is that we try to include a person's difficulties as a valuable experience, rather than attempting to simply remove them. In this way, we can begin to explore what the difficulties want us to pay attention to at a deeper level. We may then find a voice for something that is in need of expression contributing to a fuller and more authentic experience of oneself. This offers an opportunity for greater integration and a deeper understanding of our personal soul journey.

Psychotherapeutic Counselling in Nature

The therapeutic process can be enhanced by being in a natural setting or by the mere function of physical movement through walking. This is particularly useful to those who are drawn to the outdoors or who find physical movement personally enhancing. Movement can also be an excellent way to regulate challenging feelings such as anxiety and depression. Being in nature can be an effective way of coming into greater relationship with the environment, as we connect with it, we also help the process of being more connected to our self. If this is something that would appeal to you I can offer counselling in the nearby woods and parks close to my practice in North London.

Maps & Directions

London, N8

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I currently have sessions available on Thursday daytime and Monday evening.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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