Dr Sarah Lockley, Chartered Clinical Psychologist
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I have extensive experience working in psychological teams in the NHS and charitable organisations since 2004. My specialism is working with adults with a range of difficulties. Some of these commonly include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, obsessive compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, childhood and adulthood abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, domestic violent experiences, eating disorders, difficulties regulating emotions, and work-related difficulties. I am also experienced with working with veterans.
I work using an integrative approach, where I use a combination of therapeutic models to tailor therapy for the individual. The predominant approaches I use include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
I offer both short-term work, where we agree on a fixed number of sessions to work towards, or open-ended therapy, where we review how therapy is going intermittently.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my doctorate in clinical psychology at The University of Leicester; this is the professional qualification required to practice as a Clinical Psychologist. Prior to this, I obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology (University of Liverpool), in addition to a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Therapies (University of Nottingham), Advanced Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Skills (University of Derby), and Counselling Skills, (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body). I continue to undertake regular professional development training.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees available on request.