Penny Lock

Registered Psychotherapist

I am happy to share that I have been an actively engaged therapist and Child & Family Counsellor for 20 years.  Time does fly when you love what you do.  In my career I have assisted clients of all ages with a variety of needs providing individual and family sessions along with educational training both in the home and in the community. 

As a professional I know that we are all unique and I use a holistic and client centered approach to therapy. I believe that my clients possess within themselves what it is they need, and we work together to reveal the keys to healing. I am trained in Walk-In, Brief and Ongoing counselling models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused.  I utilize a variety of age appropriate, therapeutic modalities and activities that complement the needs of each person. I work hard to ensure that when my clients leave our sessions, they will have learned something new, whether that is about themselves or a strategy they can apply in their day to day life. 

I assist clients with concerns about mental health, anxiety, relationships, parenting, child behaviour, bullying, emotion regulation, trauma and life transitions. I also have extensive experience working alongside community partners helping families in following established academic or treatment plans. As well, I am familiar with 12 Step programs and a variety of recovery models.

In my personal life I am a mother to a high spirited “mini me”, who is as all parents know, my best teacher.  I have learned the importance of play and patience, the value of making mistakes and being gentle when we realize it.

I practise self-care by engaging in activities that fuel my soul; including gardening (one of my favorite forms of therapy), spending time in nature, running, yoga, reading, eating yummy cheeses and I have learned to honor my aspirations. I recently became a certified yoga teacher. 

The answers are within you.  Let’s reveal them together. 

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