Diane McCarthy Regd MBACP

Diane McCarthy Regd MBACP



07891956398 / 07891956398

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About me

Hello I'm Diane, as a professional counsellor I provide a safe, empathic, non judgmental and confidential environment in which you can share and explore whatever may be troubling you.   By listening and paying special attention to what you are saying I gain insight into your world,   together we unravel any confused thoughts, feelings and beliefs, helping you to develop a greater understanding of yourself, your life and your relationships, empowering you to take control over your future.

I am available to work with Adults, Couples, Young People, Children from the age of 10 years and Older People. I have Counselling rooms in both Grimsby and Louth.

I have over 6 years experience, which equals thousands of counselling hours and I am experienced and trained in a wide range of Counselling issues such as:- Trauma, PTSD, Abuse (recent or historic), depression, anxiety, stress (inc work related), Couples and relationships, bullying, family issues, divorce, separation, low self esteem & confidence and many others.

I am an Eating Disorder Master Practitioner/Therapist working with those affected by:- Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Obesity and other forms of Disordered Eating

I work with clients from across Lincolnshire in Louth, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Market Rasen, Tealby, Caistor, Mablethorpe, Horncastle, Lincoln, rural areas and many other areas across the UK.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have gained extensive counselling experience through my client’s in both my private practice and a variety of settings such as:- Psychiatric Hospitals, Prison, Low secure unit, Children’s Rehabilitation Centre, Residential Addiction Treatment Centre, YMCA, ISAS (Incest & Sexual Abuse Survivors), Rape Crisis, Women’s Aid, Sure Start Centres,  CASY (Care & Support for Young People) and Schools.

Professional Memberships
I am a Registered member of BACP British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am working towards accreditation. The Ethical Guidelines for Counselling and Psychotherapy can be viewed on the BACP website.

Training & Qualifications
Introduction to Counselling Concepts.
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Advanced Certificate in Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Eating Disorders & Nutritional Interventions

KR Trauma Support
Understanding & working with the Psychological Impact of Traumatic Incidents

Lindum College
Certificate in Counselling Couples

GamCare Working with Problem Gambling
Working with Rape and Sexual Violence
Working with Bipolar Disorder
Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
Person-Centred/Humanistic Therapy
Transactional Analysis
Working with Children & Young People
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Grief & Loss
Personality Disorder-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Rape Crisis Core Training
Normal and Abnormal Child Development
Attachment Theory
Communicating with Children
Working with Challenging/Difficult Behaviour
Reading Behaviour & Responding
Body Language
Physical and Emotional Affects of Stress on Workers
Team Dynamics as Support
Self Support, Relaxation and Breathing Techniques
Self-Harm Awareness
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Working Together to Safeguard Children & Young People
Domestic Violence-developing awareness and responses
First Aid
Respect for People, diversity learning programme
Level 2 Health & Safety in the work place
Introduction to working with survivors of Sexual Abuse  Part One    ISAS
Working with survivors  Sexual Abuse  Part Two
Introduction to Gestalt Therapy
What counsellors need to know about Memory
Working with Dreams
Understanding Dissociation (First Person Plural) ISAS
Debriefing following critical incidents
Difficult Dangerous & Disturbing Behaviour
Vulnerable Adults
Creative Communication
CBT-Compassionate Therapy
Anorexia Nervosa
Binge Eating
Eating Disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS)
Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with



Fees upon request

Maps & Directions

Grimsby, DN32
Louth, LN11

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Evening and day time appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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