Sandra Lock BA (Hons) MBACP (ACCRED)
01977 662754 / 07990738963
I understand how difficult it is to make the first step, when asking for help for the first time, great care needs be taken by YOU the client to choose someone who you feel comfortable with, as you share your greatest fears and experiences. The first session serves a dual purpose as it allows you the quality time to relax and ask questions regarding the different therapy's that are available. Time will also be included giving you a description of how counselling can help you and a care-plan put in place that suits your needs. I value this session as it gives you an insight into the type of person I am and the opportunity for the therapeutic relationship to begin. I have given a great deal of thought into providing a warm, relaxing and confidential setting in my business premises. I have recently studied EMDR which is a specialist Trauma therapy, this is a intense proven therapy and is especially useful for people who are suffering from PTSD.
My personal experiences enable a insight and intuitiveness to guide my clients to believe in themselves again. Through the therapeutic 'window' light and a sense of well-being encourages you to find the tools to improve your life, the value you place on yourself and the confidence to change your life for the better.
It has been brought to my attention by previous clients that they have found my empathic, warm approach to be an integral part of the positive journey that has been played out in many difficult sessions.
Further effective work has been with relationships (couple and individual) anxiety, depression and managing suicidal thoughts. It is my belief we all need a helping hand now and again to sort old and new problems alike and when given the time and empathy from someone who has the knowledge and personal experience of traumatic events, life becomes much clearer and a path that once seemed impossible to go down, can be achieved together.
The evidence is growing that as technology grows our own sense of self is changing. The ability to know which way to turn, becomes a daily struggle and with extended family's relationship's become increasingly difficult, working together I can introduce strategy's that bring harmony and happiness back into the home environment that are easily maintained outside the counselling room.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person Centred, CBT and Integrative Counsellor.I trained at Leeds and Hull University.
My qualifications are PC Diploma, FD Degree in Integrative Counselling and CBT Hon's Degree.
EMDR Therapist (1,2 & final parts completed)
Accredited Cruse trained in Bereavement Counselling.
Domestic Abuse certificate
Mental Health awareness level 2 certificate
Couple Counselling certificate
My experience dates back over 30 years with the Samaritans, Victim Support, CAB, Cruse, Open Minds, Clouds, Pathways, Lets Talk and the NHS
I have had my own practice for over six years where I have specialised in couple counselling, trauma, addiction. (PTSD) depression, anxiety, sexual abuse (rape) suicide, bereavement, domestic abuse and drug and alcohol abuse.
My knowledge and experience has been proven by becoming an accredited member of the BACP which is a highly acclaimed accomplishment.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have attended specialised training by Gamcare which enables me to help the individual and the affected family members where gambling has created relationship and debt problems caused by gamblers addiction.
Recent studies have addressed PTSD in the armed forces, which has enabled me to offer bespoke counselling in this area, with positive results.
Further advanced training working within the NHS allows me to assess depression and anxiety and offer focused CBT counselling on mental health issues.
Human Givens psychotherapy provide intensive couple training techniques that can be applied in couple therapy, this recent training has provided structure and eminence within the couples and relationships client work. I find couple work highly rewarding and productive.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
£45- £50 per hour for individuals
£55 per hour for couples
£70 per session EMDR
A recent communication from a old client has been given permission for me to share with you.
"I was just thinking the other day its a year since we first came to see you, and what a difference a year makes. I have lost 4 stone. Swim 5 times a week and go to the gym. Having lots of me time and feeling like a different person. My husband and I have just had our 14th wedding anniversary and doing well. Thanks for all your support we really couldn't have done it without you"
Further agreed correspondence
" I really wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me understand myself. I have now started a new job and relationship and feel like I can breath again" Thank-you Sandra
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
A 30 minute free session is available on request for those who need immediate assistance. Please contact me on my mobile number 07990738963.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|