Diane Clarke FdS MBACP
07724 869916 / 07724 869916
I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist based in Ewell Court, Epsom Surrey. Covering the areas of; Ewell, Epsom, Stoneleigh, Tolworth, Worcester Park, Chessington, Kingston and Banstead.
Sometimes life events – like relationship and family issues, bereavement, redundancy or a career change can make us feel unable to manage the changes and challenges that life can bring. Often feelings like anxiety and depression can be the result of an internal conflict as to how we want to live our life, or the demands of trying to meet others’ expectations.
I offer a warm, empathic, non-judgemental and confidential environment where you can talk about your problems, independent from the influences of family and friends. My aim is to create a collaborative and supportive relationship built upon trust and respect so that we can work together to explore your life’s challenges and look at the changes you wish to make. Change within us can occur with understanding, awareness and/or acceptance.
Making a decision on whether to have therapy or not can seem daunting and overwhelming. You may be wondering if it will benefit you and who is the right person to choose. You may think that you should be able to solve your problems by yourself and feel embarrassed or ashamed to seek help and support. Therefore I offer an informal no obligation session at £20.
My counselling practice is based in Ewell Court, around the areas of KT19, KT18, KT17, which is within easy reach of the nearby areas of Epsom, Ewell, Stoneleigh, Tolworth, Kingston, Worcester Park, Chessington. There is free parking and bus routes 406; 418; E16 and E5 are a short walk. The main line train station of Stoneleigh is a 20 minute walk away.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience has been working within an NHS Doctors Surgery. I work in a relational way, drawing on different approaches to meet your needs.
My training background is integrative incorporating a variety of theoretical frameworks including; person-centred, humanistic, psychodynamic, transpersonal, gestalt, existential and CBT.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have a Degree in Counselling and a Diploma in Counselling. I work in accordance with the BACP’s ethical framework for good practice for counsellors and psychotherapists.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an informal no obligation session at the reduced rate of £20 and a fee of £40 per session thereafter. Some concessions are available please enquire when you make contact. All sessions are for fifty minutes.
Integrative counselling supports you to:
experience and name feelings
challenge unhelpful belief systems
dissolve feelings of anxiety
build self esteem and confidence
bring closure and an increased sense of calm and well being
acknowledge your strengths
let go of past experiences
accept who you are and feel happier
Prior to becoming a counsellor my background was working in a business environment. I have experience in managing and coaching a team; team building; career development; office dynamics, financial issues and maintaining staff well-being.
My counselling experience is through working in a GP Surgery and at present I work in private practice. I believe our therapeutic relationship is an essential part of the process and it is through this relationship that an awareness and understanding of ourselves empowers us to make the desired changes.
“We are all in this together and there is no therapist and no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence” (Yalom 2002).
In order to maintain my professional standards and to continue to practice in an ethical way I regularly attend Supervision with an experienced professional. In addition I attend Continual Professional Development programmes in order to enhance my work.
Maps & Directions
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