Kathryn Lock, MBACP Registered.
It doesn’t matter where you start, it matters that you start. Coming to counselling isn’t always an easy decision to make, but sometimes it can be the right one. No matter what the difficulty is that you're experiencing it's been clinically proven that talking to someone whose trained to help can make a real difference to your wellbeing, and even your life.
Seeing a therapist for the first time can be challenging, however I hope to elevate this pressure by proving a space that feels safe, warm and compassionate; free of judgement. I work therapeutically in a humanistic way, however I’ve trained as an integrative therapist, which uses a combination of CBT and relational psychodynamic theory. I've also attended training in motivational interviewing and brief solution focused therapy.
With regards to timings and length of session I offer therapeutic sessions for up to 1 hour. I can provide both brief and long term therapy and I’m experienced in counselling children and young people.
What can people talk about in counselling? Anything! although, there are limitations at times to confidentiality around risk - but we can talk about this in person or over the phone before we meet.
My professional background: ~ I trained a a counsellor after years of working within the social care sector, working with both children, young people and families. I'm experienced at counselling both adults and children but especially students.
I have counselled staff and patients within the NHS, counselled within GP surgeries and voluntary agencies and have specialised in areas around domestic abuse and LGBTQ. I'm currently employed as a student counsellor at a local university.
The counselling venue: The house is in heart of Cardiff. With little hustle and bustle. It's easy to reach, easy to park and purposely set up to provide therapeutic support and training.
What next and any questions? Please feel free to contact me either by phone or email. I always hope to respond within 24 hours. I offer a brief telephone consultation before meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling
- Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play and Playwork (children and young people)
I am a registered member of the BACP.
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is a professional body and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the public. http://www.bacpregister.org.uk/public
- Safeguarding Children and Young People
- StopSo training: Crossing the line, interventions and working with risk
- Sleep Disorders
- Anxiety - CBT and integrative approaches
- Emotional Resilience
- Compassionate based approaches to counselling
- Conflict Management
- Mental Health Awareness
- Transgender & gender awareness training
- EFT: Emotional Freedom Technique - Trauma tools
I specialise in the area of resilience and childhood adversity.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a specific interest in childhood trauma, compassion fatigue and resilience.
I provide training on a number of areas around mental health and wellbeing. Whether with children and young people or within a work environment around employee wellbeing.
- £40 per session (1 hour)
- Experience of counselling student counsellors
- Concessions available for those on a low income on a case by case basis
- A full cancellation charge applies for sessions cancelled with in a 24 hour period
Quote: "Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on" - Unknown
Feedback from clients:
"Thank you for listening, for being an advocate and helping fight for support, for not giving up (even when I have) for providing a safe space, for working me hard - but not to hard, for taking me seriously"
"Kathryn is lovely, I've been to many counselling services before, but she really reassured me and validated my feelings, it made me want to come back."
"Thank you so much for all of the support and kindness, and for all you have done for me over the past few months. It has been full of growing and learning, and invaluable for my recovery and my life ahead of me!"
"You have given me the strength, courage and knowledge to build myself back up"
"Words cannot describe how much your support has helped me over the years"
'Kathryn has a soothing voice, thank you"
"I take comfort from knowing she has you to talk too, we talk more now"
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|