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Diane Lock - MBACP. MCGI

Polegate, East Sussex, BN26
Polegate, East Sussex, BN26

About me

I am a Therapeutic Arts Counsellor with extensive experience in helping families and individuals resolve some of the challenges we face in life, such as anxiety, depression, stress, divorce, bereavement, isolation and low self- esteem.

In these difficult times I can help children, teenagers and adults explore issues that are preventing them reach their full potential. In a beautiful woodland setting, you will find a peaceful space to examine the challenges you are struggling with. If talking is difficult we can work together with the creative arts to help you find your voice. My approach is to help you look at your situation from different perspectives in order to achieve the kind of future you want.

I also work with families and couples helping them to understand the impact of their past experiences on their present everyday relationships. Who we are, how we parent, how we conduct our relationships are all in some part related to our own early experiences and examining these experiences can help us achieve better, more satisfactory relationships in the present.

Training, qualifications & experience

I graduated from a 3 year post graduate course  with a MCGI (Level 7 masters equivalent through City & Guilds) from Tobias School of Art and Therapy in Sussex and am a fully qualified Transpersonal Arts Counsellor.

I have also completed a 1 year post graduate  course at the Tavistock and Portman in London in conjunction with the University of Essex, on Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Well-Being: Mulitidisciplinary Practice. I am also about to complete a two year course on  Systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations at the Tavistock and Portman in conjunction with the University of Essex.

I also have a diploma in Stress Consultancy, and have completed numerous CPD courses relating to working with familes' and individuals.

I am also one of the founding directors of the Bower Tree CIC, helping those in need access affordable counselling.

I hold public liability insurance and a current DBS certificate.

I have worked in schools and charities in Sussex providing support for families, young people and children on a number of social, and mental well-being issues.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Living with demetia /alzheimers.

Supporting carers /young carers.

Supporting families face end of life descisons.


In these difficult times I realise that finding the financial resources to seek counselling can be difficult, and I am happy to discuss individuals particular situations. I offer concessions to low income families and key workers.

Free initial consultation.

£15 per 45 mins (discretionary rate depending on circumstances)

£20 for 45 mins for under 18 and full-time students.

£25 for  50 mins for those with a salary under 20k

£30 for  50 mins for those with salary under 30k

£40 for 50 mins for those with a salary under 50k

£60 for 50 mins for those with a salary above 50k

Further information

I am available for zoom and telephone consultations at this time due to the  COVID19 virus.

East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Private parking is available. Home visits available.


I am available on weekdays, weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Diane Lock - MBACP. MCGI

Diane Lock - MBACP. MCGI