Counselling and therapy with a soulful perspective in Hornsey and Crouch End
Hello my name is Kirk Lock and welcome to my website. I have a private practice offering psychotherapeutic counselling in Hornsey, Crouch End, and Highgate, North London. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor and a UKCP registered psychotherapist in training. I am committed to providing psychotherapeutic counselling in a safe, confidential, compassionate and non-judgemental environment.
This website will give you information about what to expect from psychotherapeutic counselling. The FAQ page will give you information about fees, low cost options and how to get started.
Our capacity to be authentic is often closely related to leading a meaningful and fulfilling life. Personal difficulties which may lead to suffering can be a good indication that we are not in tune with ourselves on a deeper level. Working with our suffering enables us to connect more deeply with ourselves. It gives us a better sense of what our 'soul' yearns for.
My therapeutic approach to counselling is relational and soulful. A soulful approach to counselling includes a person's difficulties rather than attempting to simply remove them. What might be regarded as symptoms of our suffering might be pointing toward something within the self that perhaps we have forgotten or abandoned. The potential is to become more conscious of something from within which is calling for our attention. This might offer an opportunity to integrate parts of the self that perhaps soul had needed to put away and which now might be yearning for release and expression. The process of insight, connection and integration can be gradual and is sometimes challenging. However the therapeutic relationship offers a safe space and accompaniment through the difficulties. For more on relational and soulful counselling visit my approach page.
The quality of the therapeutic relationship contributes greatly to the process of healing past wounds, being seen and heard and having what you say accepted can really make a difference and help to create a shift to limiting ways of being. The therapeutic relationship, with your counsellor, can offer you challenge in a way that will help you to be more connected to yourself. Counselling can help you to risk new ways of being in relationship while being held in the safety of a compassionate space. Old patterns of behaviour can be challenged to allow you to express yourself in a way that feels more natural to you and more authentic.
"I was in a very dark place when I started counselling... I really appreciate all our sessions, they helped me to see things in a different light; it made me understand my life, myself better and moreover, I learned to react to day to day things differently. I became a lot stronger and I am able to handle situations differently."
" I liked the feeling of calm here and I needed that. It really helped me to talk openly and express what I was feeling, I didn't feel judged and that was important"
I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
As a counsellor I have worked with people who have experienced a range of difficulties such as :
Stress and anxiety
Relationship issues with self and others
Loss of life meaning
Bereavement & loss
Childhood related issues
Guilt, shame and envy
Racial identity and the effect of colourism/ shadeism
Bi-racial and culturally mixed identity difficulties
Addiction alcohol and substance misuse
Redundancy and major life changes
Sadness and grief
My North London counselling practice is located at The Campsbourne Hornsey London N8 and within easy reach of Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Highgate, Finsbury Park, Turnpike Lane, Wood Green and North Tottenham. Contact me via the telephone or email link.If you are calling please leave a message and I'll call you back as soon as possible, usually within the same day.
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