Dr Lian Dimaro, BSc (Hons), PGCert, DClinPsy

Dr Lian Dimaro, BSc (Hons), PGCert, DClinPsy

Castle Donington

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Castle Donington

About me

All of us encounter difficulties in life and I know how daunting it can be trying to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with to talk about those challenges. To help you decide, here's a little bit about me and how I work.

About me and what I can help with

I am a qualified and HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience working in mental health care in the NHS, voluntary and private sectors.

I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families, to improve their mental wellbeing and quality of life. I specialise in helping people with a range of both common and more complex emotional difficulties including low mood, depression, stress, anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, bereavement, trauma (including post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD), abuse, childhood problems, miscarriage, physical health problems and chronic pain, as well as the specific challenges experienced by men and women. Whatever issues you face, I can offer a tailored psychological assessment, (diagnosis, if appropriate), formulation, and treatment package based on the latest up to date guidelines.

How I work

I am adaptable and work collaboratively within a biopsychosocial framework. I draw on a range of evidence-based approaches such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), systemic and narrative therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies. This variety allows for a considerable amount of flexibility in finding an approach that suits your needs and preferences. In some cases and with your permission, I can also liaise with your GP (or other professionals) to ensure a truly holistic approach.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional and Academic Qualifications

BSc. (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, 2.1 - University of Sheffield (2006)
Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Mental Health, Distinction - Sheffield Hallam University (2009)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University of Nottingham (2013)

I am currently working towards my Medical Degree (MBChB) at the University of Leicester, due to complete in July 2018.

Additional Training

I have undertaken further training in Eye Movement Densitization & Processing (EMDR), Schema Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). I have also completed the Supervisor Training & Recognition certificate.

Summary of Experience

My professional training has all been in NHS settings, I have worked in both community and inpatient mental health services and have been in private practice since 2015. I have a special interest in psychological problems within the context of trauma and physical health, and have a number of research papers published on psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.

A copy of my full CV and list of publications is available on request.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Psychogenic seizures

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Initial 15 minute telephone consultation - Free
Comprehensive assessment (90 minutes) - £75 (includes psychometrics)
Sessional rate (60 minutes) - £65

All Fees are payable in cash at the time of appointment or via online bank transfer prior to the appointment, unless an alternative pre-arranged agreement is in place.

Cancellation policy

Please be aware that should need to cancel your appointment for any reason, you may do so without charge by giving at least 48 hours notice of the cancellation. This allows me enough time to re-book the cancelled appointment slot and avoid unnecessary preparation time. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the appointment will be charged at half the original fee, whilst “no shows” and cancellations made within 24 hours will be charged for in full.

Exceptions can of course be made in the case of extenuating circumstances such as serious illness, unavoidable traffic delay or accidents. Should the appointment be cancelled by me, no fee will be required.

Further information

Interested? What happens next

1) In the first instance, I'm normally easier to get hold of via email. Send me your name, number and a convenient time to call and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Normally within a couple of hours and no more than 24 hours.

2) I will call you for a free, no-obligation telephone consultation. This allows me to get an idea of the challenges you face and what might be helpful. It also gives you the opportunity to find out more about me and my approach, and whether you feel I'm the right person for you.

3) I will leave it for you to decide whether or not you want an assessment. If you choose to go ahead, we'll meet in my therapy space, drink tea and talk in more detail about the things you're struggling with, how they might have come about and how therapy could help you move forwards.

4) From there, if you decide you'd like to come back, we can agree on the number and frequency of sessions. However, you can at any point change your mind and are under no obligation to continue.

Getting here

I work from my home address, located in the old part of Castle Donington. This lovely little market town sits in the middle of the 'Derby, Nottingham, Leicester triangle' within easy reach of the M1 (J24), M42/A42, A50 and A38. There is a free public carpark within 100 yards and free on street parking available.

In some circumstances, home visits can be arranged. Please contact me for further details.

I abide by the Standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and follow The British Psychological Society (BPS) and National Institute for Clinical Health and Social Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.

Maps & Directions

Castle Donington, DE74

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Saturdays 09:00 - 18:00

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

Supervision available

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