About me

My interest is in you as a person, whatever your reason for considering therapy. There are as many reasons as there are people, but therapy is helpful for most of the situations and feelings that we humans might experience.

I have further training and a special interest in problems with pregnancy, childbirth and the early years of parenting. I have enormous compassion for today’s new parents; our current Western society is usually poor match for their natural needs and instincts.

Another area of interest and extra training is in ‘climate psychology’, covering what must surely be some of the most difficult thoughts and feelings that mankind has ever had to deal with. If you struggle to come to terms with the current climate change predictions, please don’t struggle alone.

In the same way, I have further training in the related area of grief counselling so if you’ve had a painful loss, you don’t have to walk that hard path by yourself; there is much to be gained from having someone skilled to walk alongside you for a bit.

However, as I said, it’s you that I care about, whatever brings you to therapy; we explore and travel a totally unique journey of discovery together, with its own magic and shadows but one which always feels a true privilege to me.

Talk and be heard, explore, understand, come to terms with, become more fully yourself.

If all this sounds about right, you probably want to see what I’m like and whether you feel comfortable with me so if you would like a free chat to find out, just email, call or message me, I’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counsellor, LicAc, BAc, Dip Couns, MNCS Accred, UKATA Registered.

My first career was in acupuncture and I have always been fascinated by the ‘mind-body connection’, now a rapidly growing area of neuroscience that explains how our bodies are indeed physically affected by our minds. (Didn’t we just know it?!)

I am an accredited counsellor trained in Transactional Analysis, one of the oldest and most respected schools of psychotherapy. I worked for years as part of an NHS and East Sussex County Council perinatal mental health team, dealing with infertility, pregnancy loss, stillbirth, birth traumas, babies with disabilities, bonding problems, anxiety, pre- and post-natal depression and much more.

I am a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance and volunteer with a support network for people who are active in this sphere.

My experience also includes volunteer work as a bereavement counsellor in the surprisingly-inspiring environment of a hospice.

Other trainings include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Focusing
  • Many on perinatal mental health and parent-infant therapy
  • Trauma
  • Suicide prevention
  • Sex and relationship
  • Dream interpretation
  • Addiction
  • Attachment styles

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Climate 'anxiety'.

Fees

Additional information

£50 per session.

Further information

I carry a small proportion of low-cost places. If you would like to know whether one is currently available, please do ask.

198 Church Road
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 2DJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Barbara Lockie

Barbara Lockie