Diane Stainton MA, Reg MBACP (Accredited)

Diane Stainton MA, Reg MBACP (Accredited)

Goring By Sea
West Sussex

07952 886530 / 07952 886 530

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About me

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.
MA Literature
BA (Hons) Social Sciences
PG.Cert Philosophy
PG.Cert Education
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).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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  • Counselling room


£45 - £55 per 50-minute weekly session (individuals)

£60 - 60 minute session (couples)

Concessions may be available.

Further information

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

Worthing, BN12

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Goring: weekdays 7am to 8pm;

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme