Dianne Barton Counselling

Dianne Barton Counselling


020 8566 2004

About me

I am a Person-Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist, having trained in the Rogerian approach. I have been a qualified practitioner for eleven years and was accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP) in 2004. I am also a qualified counselling supervisor and am an accredited supervisor for the Metanoia Institute. I have written articles and reviewed books for the BACP journal Counselling Children and Young People.

The type of therapy I practise belongs to the humanistic school of therapy. My interest is in you, the whole person, not just the part of you which is feeling anxious, experiencing relationship issues or has trouble controlling your anger (three common presenting problems). I have worked with most issues over the past 13 years. I also welcome enquiries from those who find it hard to define what is pushing them to seek therapy - maybe a continuing sense of emptiness, or feeling that they can make more of their life.

There are very few issues I have not come across in my fourteen years of practice (some pre-qualification) including - but certainly not limited to - depression, anxiety, panic attacks, sexual abuse, relationship dilemmas, anger, workplace bullying and bereavement.
A recent client's experience in her own words: "I went to therapy with the intention of solving a problem.  A problem that I thought was the bane of my existence, and a problem that I wasn't sure I'd be able to solve. I had never been to therapy and therefore did not know what to expect.

My experience with Dianne was a very welcome one.  From the outset she was extremely welcoming and calm which soothed my jittery worries almost as soon as I walked into the front door.  Over the months that I worked with her, she enabled me to not only find a solution to the problem that I had initially gone to see her about, but she also instilled enough confidence in me that I was able to change fundamental (negative) things in my life which had been hanging over me and which I had been unknowingly clinging on to.  She enabled me to have courage and self belief to get rid of those and to forge ahead so that I find myself in a new house, with a new job and rid of many toxic relationships in my life (mere dreams six months ago!). I truly believe I am a different person today and in a much much better place for having met her.

There are not enough words that I could use to express how fulfilling I have found this experience and how much I have to thank Dianne for it."

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Metanoia Institute, having completed my Diploma in 2001 and my Post-Graduate Certificate in Person-Centred Psychological Studies in 2009 (marking 4 years completion of an MSc in Person-Centred Psychotherapy).

I also have experience as an apprentice tutor on the Person-Centred Diploma/Degree course at the Metanoia Institute.

I trained as a supervisor at the Centre for Staff and Team Development and completed my training as a Person-Centred Supervisor at Psychology Matters.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have extensive experience in working with teenagers and young people generally, from age 11-25. I have worked with issues including managing family break up and reconfiguration, cannabis use, bereavement and many more.

Therapies offered


I charge £55 per session.

Further information

As well as my work with adults, I have extensive experience of youth work, having counselled in schools, a youth agency and a young offenders' institution. I therefore welcome enquiries from this age group (10-18) in my private practice.

To gain a fuller picture of me and my approach to therapy, you may like to visit my website, www.counsellingealing.co.uk or to give me a ring for a chat on 020 8566 2004.

Because the client-therapist relationship is an integral part of the potential for success of the therapy, no commitment is made until after the initial session - you will need to reassure yourself that you feel comfortable with me and I will need to assess whether I can be of assistance to you.

Maps & Directions

London, W5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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