Diana Matthews MBACP Snr. Accred.
I offer counselling to couples and individuals in a private tranquil setting.Together we work through problems that can so easily occur through the stresses of life.
Difficulties can come in many forms, distress can be because of a bereavement, an event or circumstances or perhaps dissatisfaction with life. It may be a loss of sense of direction or purpose or issues within a relationship.
I aim to provide a safe space to explore difficulties to enable self awareness and understanding and bring about the potential to change.
I have been fortunate to have worked in a variety of settings that have enabled me to have a level of understanding and experience that has aided my work.
I have worked with young people in a counselling and advice agency and with a variety of ages in GP surgeries and Employee Assistance Programmes. I am now involved with couple work.
If you choose to come to counselling I will listen attentively to begin to understand the difficulties from your point of view. Talking through issues can help to see them more clearly. We can look at options and choices to see what is best for you.
Please do not hesitate to call or email if you would like to speak to me or find out more.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Diploma in Couple Counselling.
Senior Practitioner in coaching
Accredited Supervisor of Individuals and Groups
Further training in many areas Bereavement, Depression, Eating Disorders, Working with Young People, Drug and Alcohol, Stress Management, CBT, Mindfulness.
My work has for many years been in private practice, primary care and voluntary agencies.
Registered with BLISS
For a full list of my training and experience please look at my website.
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
Couples £60 per hour
Individuals £50 per hour