Diane Stainton MA, Reg MBACP (Accredited)
Taking the step to come to counselling for the first time may be challenging, even frightening. This may be a time when you are experiencing generalised anxiety, feelings of uncertainty and doubt, confusion and pain. From my experience as an accredited counsellor, I know that talking to a therapist can make a real difference and be of benefit. My aim is to work alongside you, in a non-judgemental way, enabling you to explore at your own pace whatever issue or problem you choose to bring.
I specialise in working with people looking for support during life - stages, such as: transition from adolescence to adulthood, mid-life crisis, post-natal depression, relationship breakdown, career change, empty-nest syndrome, caring for elders...
In addition, I am able to offer open-ended therapy for trainee counsellors at a reduced rate.
My practice in Goring is situated in a cottage in a peaceful cul de sac.
I will usually be able to offer you an appointment for an initial session of 50 minutes within 24 hours. I offer both time-limited (from 6 to 12 sessions)and open-term counselling, whichever we agree is most appropriate for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered & Accredited Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Dip. Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
BA (Hons) Social Sciences
Cert. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cert. Counselling Young People
As well as practising privately, I work as a volunteer in a local counselling agency. In addition I am employed as a counselling tutor/trainer. Apart from adults, I have experience counselling young people, including secondary and undergraduate students.
Over the years, I have spent time living and working with people from different cultures and backgrounds; for example: I have taught in schools and university in various parts of the UK (20 years) and in Cairo, Egypt (9 years).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£45 - £55 per 50-minute weekly session (individuals)
£60 - 60 minute session (couples)
Concessions may be available.
Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 7am - 8pm. Other days/times may be available on request.
I understand it can be difficult to pick up the phone to speak to a counsellor directly so please do not hesitate to leave a message by email or text. I will aim to reply within 24 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Goring: weekdays 7am to 8pm;
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|