Diane Elizabeth Blake
I offer a professional, confidential and approachable service from my Therapy room in the village of Watton near Driffield and Beverley. 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 and am now a UKCP Registered Psychotherapst, qualified in 2016.
As well as in Private Practice, I work with EAP for companies and large organisations and have also worked for the NHS in the IAPT service.
I undertake 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, Stress, Depression, Health Anxiety, OCD. Trust, Bereavement, Grief and Loss, Abuse, Attachment Issues, Childhood Trauma and issues from childhood family, Developmental Deficits, 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, providing a reparative experience while helping you to find your own way with the difficulties you bring.
In the current situation with Covid-19, I am now seeing clients in person from my room in Watton where safe distancing and hygiene is maintained. However, I am happy to offer telephone and online sessions if face to face isn't an option for you.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
UKCP Integrative Psychotherapist. UKCP Registered Supervisor.
Accredited with British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited with U.K.C.P. Advanced Integrative Psychotherapy
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£50 per hour individuals.
£45 per hr supervision
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 free parking.
Ground floor room in Watton.