Kathryn Lock

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MA in Counselling (Integrative) Counselling & Supervisor
Available for new clients
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 2BH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Kath.

I'm an integrative counsellor, which means I'm trained to look at things from multiple perspectives and approaches. 

There's no one size fits all. It enables me to adapt my work individually to meet a persons needs. 

Since qualifying in 2013 I have supported hundreds of people with a number of life challenges and difficulties. I provide a space that is warm, safe and collaborative. I see counselling as a two way street, we are working together to meet the needs that you seek. 

I'm experienced in working with diversity, whether that is relating to sexuality, gender, culture, disability or spiritual.  I'm aware of the impact of trauma and work through a trauma informed approach. 

I offer support on a one to one basis in Cardiff. It's discrete and confidential. 

If you would like to book an appointment with me please do get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MA Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play and Play work (children and young people)

Continuing Professional Development:

  • Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (2024)
  • Invisible Disabilities Neurodiversity (2024)
  • Working with and Facilitating Groups Tavistock and Portman NHS (2024)
  • Conflict Resoloution (2023)
  • Anti-Oppressive Practice within Counselling (2023)
  • Working with Otherness and Privilege (2023)
  • Working with Boys and Men therapeutically (2023)
  • Pre-trial Therapy (2023)
  • Multicultural Considerations for Psychotherapy (2023)
  • Demystifying Spiritual Abuse (2022)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (2021)
  • Cultural Competency (2021)
  • Relationships and Regulation - Neuroscience (2021)
  • Regulation and the Body - Neuroscience (2021)
  • Spirituality, Religion and Non-belief (2021)
  • Talking Therapies Outdoors (2020)
  • Post Slavery Syndrome (2020)
  • Existential Therapy (2020)
  • Young People and Gender Identity (2020)
  • Understanding Mental Health Legislation (2020)
  • Working with Dissociation (2020)
  • Relational Depth (2020)
  • Grief and Loss (2020)
  • Using Creative Arts (2020)
  • Spirituality in Therapy (2020)
  • Pluralism Approaches (2020)
  • Goals in Therapy (2020)
  • Working Online (2020)
  • Working with Dissociation (2020)
  • NAPAC Working with Childhood Trauma (2020)
  • Culture, Race and Anti-discrimination group training (2021)
  • Trauma (2020)

I am a registered member of the BACP.

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Clinical Supervision: My clinical supervisor is an experienced senior accredited BACP counsellor/supervisor - this information can be provided at the start of therapy. Although, you are not identified, for the purpose of safe working a supervisor can raise concerns with me around any risks and safe ethical practice.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have 13 years experience of counselling within Higher Education. I currently counsel part time at Cardiff Univeristy and do not counsel students from the univeristy in private practice. 

I have an interest in Neurodiversity and attended additional training in this area. 

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling session: £50 (1 hr)

Student counsellors £37.50  (1 hr)

I  can occasionally offer concessional rates for counselling students or those on low income please contact me.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekday availability 8 am-8 pm

Sessions are on Zoom or in person

Further information

I work within a shipping container in a community gardens project. It has no waiting area. It's easy to access by public transport. There is free parking on the road. 

Railway Gardens, Adeline Street, Splott, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 2BH

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

I counsel within an accessible environment. There is ramp access for wheelchairs. I provide sessions online suitable.

Online platforms

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