Sandra Lock BA (Hons) MBACP (ACCRED)
If your reading this then you have made the first step towards your recovery. Admitting you need impartial help from a professional counsellor can be a difficult task. I will make the counselling process as easy as possible for you. Allowing you the time to relax and to begin a therapeutic relationship that will encourage you to share your greatest fears and anxiety's. I have given a great deal of thought into providing a warm, relaxing and confidential setting in my business premises. As it is important to me that my clients know there are answers, coping mechanisms and proven theory's that will help you for a lifetime, and not just for a few months whilst in therapy. To continue my dedication of helping others I received further training in 2017 specialising in trauma therapy, which means I am now a fully qualified EMDR therapist.
My personal experiences enable a insight and intuitiveness to guide my clients to believe in themselves again. Through the therapeutic 'window' light and a sense of well-being encourages you to find the tools to improve your life, the value you place on yourself and the confidence to change your life for the better.
It has been brought to my attention by previous clients that they have found my empathic, warm approach to be an integral part of the positive journey that has been played out in many difficult sessions.
Further effective work has been highlighted by the Covid outbreak as people are becoming more and more anxious regarding day to day living. The management of suicidal thoughts and depression is very prevalent in my practice, and coping strategies are an important part of learning how to 'live' in these strange times. It is my belief we all need a helping hand now and again to sort old and new problems alike and when given the time and empathy from someone who has the knowledge and personal experience of traumatic events, life becomes much clearer and a path that once seemed impossible to go down, can be achieved together.
The evidence is growing that as technology grows our own sense of self is changing. The ability to know which way to turn, becomes a daily struggle and with extended family's relationship's become increasingly difficult, working together I can introduce strategy's that bring harmony and happiness back into the home environment that are easily maintained outside the counselling room.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person Centred, CBT and Integrative Counsellor. I trained at Leeds and Hull University.
My qualifications are PC Diploma, FD Degree in Integrative Counselling and CBT Hon's Degree.
EMDR Therapist (1,2 & final parts completed)
Accredited Cruse trained in Bereavement Counselling.
Domestic Abuse certificate
Mental Health awareness level 2 certificate
Couple Counselling certificate
My experience dates back over 30 years with the Samaritans, Victim Support, CAB, Cruse, Open Minds, Clouds, Pathways, Lets Talk and the NHS
I have had my own practice for over nine years where I have specialised in trauma, addiction. (PTSD) depression, anxiety, sexual abuse (rape) suicide, bereavement, domestic abuse and mental health issues.
My knowledge and experience has been proven by becoming an accredited member of the BACP which is a highly acclaimed accomplishment.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Recent studies have addressed PTSD in the armed forces, which has enabled me to offer bespoke counselling in this area, with positive results.
Further advanced training working within the NHS allows me to assess depression and anxiety and offer focused CBT counselling on mental health issues
Becoming a EMDR therapist has given me a sense of great achievement as I can see clients changing a deep rooted belief in themselves " that they will never get over this, and be normal again" into "I cannot believe how this therapy works, I have never felt so positive about life, and I feel I can live a normal life again"
£45- £60 per hour for individuals
£70 per session EMDR
Hours of business Tues -Thurs 9 - 5 Please contact me on my mobile number 07990738963.
A recent communication from an old client has been given permission for me to share with you.
"I was just thinking the other day it's a year since we first came to see you, and what a difference a year makes. I have lost 4 stone. Swim 5 times a week and go to the gym. Having lots of me time and feeling like a different person. My husband and I have just had our 14th wedding anniversary and doing well. Thanks for all your support we really couldn't have done it without you"
Further agreed correspondence
"I really wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me understand myself. I have now started a new job and relationship and feel like I can breath again" Thank-you Sandra