Emma Lockhart

Hello, I’m Emma. I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor and draw on a wide range of theories, techniques and research, to guide my practice and adapt my approach to different client needs. I have wide-ranging experience of working with clients who are struggling with low mood, depression, anxiety, mood swings, relational difficulties, relationship breakdown, concerns or difficulties relating to identity, gender and sexuality, grief, trauma, parenting issues, pre/post-natal challenges and depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress and difficulties at work. I am particularly experienced in working with young adults and those engaged in academic work and study.

At the core of all my work is the co-created relational dynamic between client and therapist and I believe in the importance of establishing a good working relationship. I also consider the therapeutic relationship as a crucible of change and a safe place to experience and process relational dynamics from the outside world. My work embraces elements of psychodynamic, humanistic and existential psychotherapy, as well as being strongly grounded in neuroscientific and attachment-based theories and research.

I sometimes incorporate elements of other therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, although it is not part of my core model. I see psychotherapy and counselling not only as a way to process and manage past and current challenges, moods, relational difficulties, traumatic events and experiences, but also as a process with the power to engender transformational change. I work both long and short-term with clients – anything from a few weeks to a year or more – and welcome both types of work, depending on clients’ needs.

Emma Lockhart – background

I worked for many years as a writer and editor, before completing a Postgraduate Diploma in integrative psychodynamic counselling, followed by an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University. I completed a two-year counselling training placement at Centre 33, a charity working with young people in Cambridge, and a two-year associate placement at the University of Cambridge counselling service, where I continue to work part time. I was also, previously, an associate in training at Cambridge Counselling Service.

I am always looking for opportunities to develop my theoretical understanding and therapeutic practice and recently completed training sessions in Compassion Focused Therapy with Dr Mary Welford and in Solutions Focused Brief Counselling. I am registered with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and I am an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I am available on Tuesday afternoons.

Emma Lockhart

Diploma (Counselling), MSc (Psychotherapy, UKCP registered, MBACP (Accredited)