Diane Earl, MBACP (reg), Dip in Counselling, CQSW,

Diane Earl, MBACP (reg), Dip in Counselling, CQSW,

156 Nantwich Road

01270650934 / 07837411717

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156 Nantwich Road

01270650934 / 07837411717

About me

About Me

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.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a specialist in bereavement and loss.


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.

Further information

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

Crewe, CW2 6BG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday evenings from 5pm. Wednesday afternoon/early evening from 4pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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