Teaching and Research Staff

Nicky Lock

BSc(hons) Grad Dip EFT Grad Dip Th MMin PACFA reg Cert IV TAE

Course Coordinator and Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Pastoral Counselling

Nicola Lock grew up in the USA & England, where she studied the human sciences. Following a brief period in ergonomics research, she lectured in medical schools in Tanzania and UK before moving to Australia where she completed her counselling and theology studies. Nicola has over 25 years' experience as a counsellor, therapist, supervisor and counselling educator and serves on a number of Anglican Church professional practice bodies. An accomplished singer, Nicola sings in a Sydney based chamber choir for relaxation. She is married to Chris, and has 3 married adult children.

THL420 Pastoral Counselling: Theory and Professional Issues

THL430 Pastoral Counselling: Crisis Intervention

THL531 Pastoral Counselling Research Proposal

Articles in refereed journals

Lock, Nicola N. "Social Justice and the Reality of the Pornography Industry." Rev. of Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry, by Melinda Tankard Reist and Abigail Bray. St Mark's Review 221.3 (2012): 124-26.

Blake, H. and Lock, N. J. "Shame and Grace: The Work of the Pastoral Counsellor". St Mark's Review, No. 208, May 2009: 71-84.

"Emotionally Focused Therapy – a Christian Perspective" in A Reader in Emotionally Focused Work. Annandale, NSW: Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy, 2005.

Conference Papers and Workshops

May 2013

Workshop Presentation "Integration through Creative Supervision". Spiritual Care Australia  2014 Conference, Adelaide, SA.

June 2011

Workshop Presentation "Professional Supervision for Clergy". The Anglican Communion Safe Church Consultation 2nd International Conference: Partnering For Prevention: Addressing Abuse In Our Communion & In Our Communities, Victoria, BC Canada.

March 2010

Workshop Presentation: Couple vs individual counselling; which do I prefer and why? Celebrating Diversity: Christian Counsellors Association of Australia. Parramatta, NSW.

August 2009

Workshop presentation: "Shame and Grace and Sexual Abuse with in the Church." The Pain Within: Sexual Abuse in the Church, Sydney, NSW.

September 2008

Workshop Presentation "Shame and Grace."  Pastoral Care and Counselling in 21st Australia, Canberra, ACT.

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