Dr Sarah Lockley
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I have extensive experience working in psychological teams in the NHS and charitable organisations since 2004. My specialism is working with adults with a range of difficulties. Some of these commonly include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, obsessive compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, childhood and adulthood abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, domestic violent experiences, eating disorders, difficulties regulating emotions, and work-related difficulties. I am also experienced with working with veterans. I continue to maintain a role working in adult mental for the NHS part-time, alongside private practice.
I work using an integrative approach, where I use a combination of therapeutic models to tailor therapy for the individual. The predominant approaches I use include Cognitive behavioural therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focussed therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
I offer both short-term work, where we agree on a fixed number of sessions to work towards, or open-ended therapy, where we review how therapy is going intermittently, and draw sessions to a close when a natural beneficial end is appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my doctorate in clinical psychology at The University of Leicester; this is the professional qualification required to practice as a Clinical Psychologist. Prior to this, I obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology (University of Liverpool), in addition to a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Therapies (University of Nottingham), Advanced Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Skills (University of Derby), and Counselling Skills, (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body). I continue to undertake regular professional development training.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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Sessions are £60 per hour, payment by cash or cheque accepted.
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Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client