Kate Lockhart (PG Dip. Couns)
You may be experiencing life challenges such as depression, generalised anxiety disorder, phobias, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, stress, loss or bereavement, trauma, sexuality, family issues, feeling sad, personality disorders, childhood issues, panic attacks, relational issues or just a general sense of being stuck or feeling you have events or issues you would like to explore. Perhaps you have experienced trauma or a traumatic event from which you have never fully recovered? Are you experiencing a change or loss and struggling to cope? Maybe you are feeling foolish about seeking help or perhaps you feel you would like to come to counselling but are not sure why or feel too ashamed to share?
Whatever your reason, counselling offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to share any issues, events, worries, traumas and challenges as well as an opportunity to get to know yourself.
You may not have been to counselling before so it might help to know what to expect. At our first session I will guide you through a little bit of admin that covers things like confidentiality and I’ll explain how I work with clients so you have an understanding of the process. You may want to talk a little about your reasons for coming into therapy and the session is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have.
At the end of the first session we will discuss your experience and whether we feel we could work together, whether you are ready to go into therapy and if this is the right route for you. You may choose to make a booking for the next session or take some time out to think it through first. I offer a reduced fee of £25 for this initial meeting.
Generally clients are encouraged to come along on a weekly basis to keep continuity and connection but we can look at other options to suit.
I work integratively and intuitively and my practice is underpinned in the Person Centred approach. Where appropriate, I use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
I offer 1:1 therapy for individuals in a caring, non-judgemental and confidential space.
My practice is currently online only (Zoom).
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Interface Training)
- Children & Young People Cert (Strathclyde University - completes 2021)
In addition to my private practice I have also worked for a number of years in the charitable sector including The PF Counselling Service, Crossreach Counselling Service and Cruse Bereavement.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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
Hourly sessions are £50
I currently offer a reduced fee of £25 for an initial consultation
Mon-Friday - I am flexible on times
Saturday - limited slots