Diane Earl, MBACP (reg), Dip in Counselling, CQSW,
156 Nantwich Road
01270650934 / 07837411717
I work from a large, comfortable terraced house in Crewe, South Cheshire. There is a waiting room and toilet/coffee making facilities. My view as a therapist is that we all strive for healing and growth and that being listened to and fully heard can enable us to find our own answers. I am interested in how individually we are all trying to figure out life's questions and challenges.
I have a calm temperament and many years of training and experience. For more information about my career history and philosophy please see my website erdatrainingandtherapy.co.uk.
I have 26 years of experience as a relationship-based Social Worker and Therapist, having worked in different mental health services and teams. I have worked with people for one or a couple of sessions and also for a number of years. (The length of time we work together is something we will frequently review and discuss.)
I have particular expertise in the areas of bereavement and loss, having worked in a Hospice for 12 years. I also work as a Trainer and Consultant and have worked with groups of staff, volunteers, and carers.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
My core professional training is as a Social Worker. I qualified with a CQSW in 1992. I am currently registered as an independent social worker with the HCPC.
I have a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Leeds University (2000)
I have completed a course in Group Psychotherapy (in 2001)
Whilst working in Palliative Care, I have been on many training courses related to this field.
I have training in Gestalt counselling and therapy.
I have clinical supervision training.
I have worked in a Mental Health Day Service, Therapeutic Community, Community Mental Health Team, Hospice, Agricultural college and local Bereavement Charity. I have counselled people when they have been in crisis and when facing difficult life situations. As an integrative counsellor, I use theory to help me respond to every person I meet individually. How we relate together, will be informed by the past and current relationships and stresses. I am interested in meaning and how you make sense of your experience.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a specialist in bereavement and loss.
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
My fees are £40 for 50 minute sessions.
I offer a free initial session as this is the opportunity for us to decide whether we can work together and I am the right counsellor for you.
I welcome all clients, from many different backgrounds.
I have some space for clients with lower income or financial constraints.
I have a cancellation policy. Please refer to my website for more information about this and also my counselling contract.
I am interested in our relationship with animals and how this can be therapeutic.
I am also interested in what makes an organisation or team function well so that it is supportive for all members. Strengthening communities and social connection is an area I am currently working with others to develop.
Next steps if you would like to make contact with me;
please do call or email me if you want to arrange to see me for a free session.
When we meet I will ask you what has made you think about counselling and explain how I think I can help.
If you want to go ahead, we will then agree on how often we will meet (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) and I will ask you to sign a contract or agreement which I will explain verbally. I will frequently ask you if coming to counselling is helping and making a difference as this is what I hope will happen during our sessions together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday evenings from 5pm. Wednesday afternoon/early evening from 4pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|