Diane Elizabeth Blake MBACP (Accred) & UKCP Reg (Accred).
I offer a professional, confidential and approachable service from my Therapy room in the centre of Beverley and also in the village of Watton near Driffield. I have many years' experience working with people from all walks of life and with many of life's difficulties. I began working as a Counsellor in 2003. As well as in Private Practice, I work with EAP for companies and large organisations and also for the NHS in the IAPT service.
I do Short term, Brief and Focal Counselling, working with immediate goals in a short time frame, and Longer Term Psychotherapy, working at depth with historical patterns of relating. I work from a Relational-Developmental perspective and have a particular interest in childhood difficulties affecting emotional development which have an impact in adult relationships. I can help you to gain awareness, understand and heal these difficulties so that you can make a more informed choice in relationships and other areas of life.
Issues I work with include: Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Trust, Bereavement, Grief and Loss, Abuse, Attachment Issues, Childhood Trauma and issues from childhood family, Spirituality, Relationship Difficulties, Separation and Divorce, Family Issues, Stress, Difficulties at Work, Low Self Confidence and Self Esteem.
I am Accredited by both the B.A.C.P. and the U.K.C.P. and work within their ethical guidelines. I am committed to my own personal development, undertaking regular continued professional development courses and therapy. Like all ethical therapists, I have the support of a professional Supervisor. These things ensure that I can provide the very best service and experience of therapy for you.
If this is your first Counselling experience, it is natural if you feel a little anxious about contacting a Therapist. You will find that I provide a safe, boundaried space to explore your personal thoughts and feelings in a respectful, non-judgemental and insightful way, often providing a reparative experience while helping you to find your own way with the difficulties you bring.
So call now to make an appointment. I will endeavour to answer any questions/concerns you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.
I also offer Clinical Supervision to Counsellors/Psychotherapists. (See Supervision section).
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Applied Psychospiritual Psychotherapy
Diploma Advanced Regression
Degree Equivalent - Integrative Psychotherapy
Accredited with British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited with U.K.C.P. Advanced Integrative Psychotherapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£45 per hour individuals
£60 per hr and half couples
£40 per hr supervision and students
My fees reflect my long experience and qualifications. However, if you would like to discuss a concessionary rate, please do so as I would like to make therapy accessible for as many people as possible.
Easy parking at both locations.
Lots of stairs at Beverley location. Ground floor room in Watton.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My room in Beverley is on an upper floor with stairs. In Watton I am on the ground floor with easy accessibility.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an Accredited BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist and hold a Supervision Diploma, trained by Cascade Training. I offer a secure, safe place for qualified and trainee Counsellors & Psychotherapists to access top quality Supervision. One of the things which Supervisees have often requested is a place where they can be 'human' and can bring themselves with all the thoughts, feelings and questions which may arise when counselling clients. I don't always have all the answers to questions, but endevour to develop a solid, honest working alliance with Supervisees in order that clients get the best service and Therapists feel safe and effective in their work.View supervision profile