Luke Hockley PhD, MA, Adv Dip (Integ Psych), UKCP reg, MBACP
I offer short and long term therapy and counselling for people experiencing life's difficulties including relationship issues, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety and bereavement. I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist with a psychodynamic orientation. This means I can work in a variety of ways and ensure that you get the best possible support for the issues you want to explore. I offer individual long and short term therapy and can see people once a week or more frequently.
The way we are going to work together is something we would agree. Sometimes CBT is helpful for the immediate relief of symptoms, helping with panic and for anger management. Other times a more meditative and mindful approach might be more helpful in relieving stress, anxiety and depression. Sometime it's preferable to concentrate on understanding and finding new ways to deal with life’s daily difficulties, perhaps in understanding why patterns of abuse repeat themselves. Many people also find working with dreams highly beneficial.
However we proceed you are guaranteed an atmosphere of thoughtful compassion, intelligent reflection and openness.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in London at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology (SPCP) at Regent's University with an MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling. More recently I gained an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (2010) also from SPCP. I worked for the NHS for four years as part of the mental health services team seeing a range of clients with issues such as OCD, depression, addictions and personality disorders. I use a range of models including mindfulness, CBT and Jungian ways of working.
Before training I worked in higher education where I was responsible for running a large media studies department with close to 1000 students. I understand the realities of the work place and its pressures, budgets, and management concerns.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
At the Margaret Street practice (5 mins from Oxford Circus tube station) I charge £65-£85 depending on time and day of the week.
At Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes I charge £55-£70 depending on time and day of the week.
There is on-street car parking near the Stony Stratford practice.
I also offer counselling and therapy via Skype.
You can find out more about me on my website: www.lukehockley.com
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|