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Deb Lock

NCS Accredited Counsellor

Deb is a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working with adults and young people, from age 16 upwards. She works in an integrative manner, which means that she is qualified and experienced in employing techniques from a number of different approaches, enabling her to personalise the therapy she provides to meet each clients’ unique needs. 

Deb has worked in public service, within the mental health and safeguarding arenas, for many years, and has experience in working with general, severe, and enduring mental health difficulties. She has worked extensively with victims of crime and in particular has developed significant experience of working with survivors of sexual violence, domestic abuse, and stalking. In line with this, she volunteers as a Counsellor for Rape Crisis.

Deb also has an 18-year history of working with the Police Service, where she developed a profound understanding of the many sources of trauma that emergency services personnel encounter. Deb harnesses this understanding and experience to specialise in working with those from the emergency services, medical and armed forces backgrounds.

“Deb is an unceasingly conscientious and attentive member of our team. She ultimately respects learning and development and has demonstrated a determined passion for helping others through talking therapy.”

Qualifications

  • Prof.Dip Psy C. – Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice
  • Ad.Dip Psy C. – Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Dip CST – Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory
  • MSc – Masters of Science in Investigative Psychology
  • PgDip – Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
  • LLB Batchelor of Law (Hons) in Law
  • Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health (currently under completion)

Training

  • Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • CBT for Working With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Survivors of Trauma and Sexual Violence, Rape Crisis
  • Introduction to understanding Autistic Spectrum Presentations, National Autistic Society
  • Working safely and ethically with clients at risk of suicide and self-harm
  • Understanding & Managing ADHD & Anxiety Disorder

Core Therapeutic Modalities 

  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Person-Centred
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

 

Specialisms & Professional Interests

  • Trauma
  • Sexual Violence
  • Domestic abuse
  • Stalking
  • Victims of crime/abuse
  • Emergency services, medical and armed forces personnel
  • Neurodivergence

Professional Registration: National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) Accredited Registrant, NCS18-06755, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Member

For more information, and to book a consultation, please contact Serendipity Psychology today. Whether you are looking for individual therapy, couples therapy or family therapy, Serendipity Psychology can assist you today – offering online & face-to-face sessions.