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About me

My background is in nursing, I am qualified in Adult and Mental Health Nursing. The majority of my 46 year career has been in many aspects of mental health work. I have been a trained counsellor for 23 years. My approach is integrative, and has involved working with people with a full range of problems which affect people in every day life, as well as working with mental health related issues. I am a supervisor for counsellors and trained nurses and other mental health professions. I am also a trained Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, practising within the NHS since 2001, and I have gained various CBT qualifications, including Post Graduate Diploma in CBT. I am also a qualified teacher and have been head of programme for nursing and counselling courses. I have been an Honorary Tutor in CBT at a local university. I also have extensive experience in forensic mental health issues.
I am a Registered Member of The British Association Of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and an Accredited Member of The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.

The counselling work I undertake involves developing a therapeutic relationship with my clients so they can explore their problems in a safe and boundaried space. Counselling allows a person to explore and gain insights into issues in ways that they are sometimes unable to do in the busy whirl of everyday life. A counselling session gives you the time and space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and to personally make sense of them without fear of judgement. All my therapeutic work is confidential, and the therapeutic relationship we build should feel safe and help you to move forward. For example, relationship issues are often successfully explored and improved through counselling when the above conditions are in place. CBT is scientifically proven to help with a wide range of issues including anxiety and depression. I am willing to explore which approach will be most helpful to you in a free half hour initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Mental Health Nurse,

Registered Adult Nurse

Diploma in Professional Studies for Nurses

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) (Health Studies with Nursing)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Certificate in Counselling

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling

Post Graduate Certificate in CBT

Post Graduate Diploma in CBT

Registered Member BACP

Accredited Member of the BABCP

Accredited Member BABCP

Member organisations


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.


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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Voice Hearers

Psycho-social Interventions

Pastural Support for Adult Students

Forensic Mental Health

Mindfulness in CBT and mental health

Compassionate Focused Therapy

Complex PTSD

Person Centred Psychotherapy

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. ( Particularly in relation to trauma in childhood.)

Supervision for individuals and groups related to counselling, nursing, health care and CBT.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£50 per hour counselling 

£60 per hour Cognitive Behavioural Pychotherapy.

Concessions available for the low waged and unwaged.

One half hour free consultation to assess your needs.

When I work

Day time and evenings Monday to Friday

Further information

As well as Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy for individuals, I am able to offer Counselling and Clinical supervision to Health Professionals.

To check my Registered Membership with BACP go to their site to check the Register. Type in 
A S Lockley and CH45

To check my NMC Registered Nurse Registration go to NMC Live Register and enter Arthur Stanley Lockley and Pin:75A1530E

Wallasey, Wirral, Merseyside, CH45

Wallasey, Merseyside, CH45

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My therapy room is on the ground floor.