About me

York based, Accredited and Registered, MBACP  Counsellor/Psychotherapist, with over twenty years experience.  I offer therapy online via Zoom for individual and couple/relationship counselling. 

I believe it is important that you find someone that you feel comfortable and safe enough to work with, therefore our initial session is an opportunity for us to meet and for any questions to be asked.  There is no obligation to arrange further sessions.

Experienced in working with a wide range of issues within private practice, PFOA (Police Firearms Officers Association), Her Majesty's Prisons; organisational, educational and workplace settings.

Some of the issues I work with are: Anger Management; Couple/Marriage/Relationships; Anxiety; Depression; Low Self Esteem/Confidence; Child Abuse; Parenting; Parent/Child Relationships; Workplace Issues; Stress Management; Anxiety/Panic Attacks; PTSD.

Qualified and experienced Therapist and Group Work Facilitator
Experienced Workplace and Family Mediator and Motivational Speaker

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered, MBACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

Psychotherapy Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy

European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling

BTEC Weight Management

S.F.S.C. Accredited Group Work Facilitator

Therapeutic Group Work Certificate

Certificate in Teaching Adult learners

Trained Mediator- Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Anger management Group Facilitator

Self Esteem Group Facilitator.

Weight Management Counsellor

Lecturer - Counselling Training

Theoretical framework:  Integrative Gestalt, Person centred, drawing on aspects of CBT and TA.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


£60.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • HealthAssured

Additional information

My fee: £60 per session individuals £70 couples

I am Registered with WPA & WPA Protocol which administers a Health Care Scheme on behalf of Corporate trust customers


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday through to Friday morning appointments

Further information

The no obligation, first counselling meeting (for which the fee is payable) is an opportunity for us to meet and exchange information. Information can be explored so that you are clear about the contract that will be in place in order for the work to proceed. In this meeting I will ask you about your background and what your expectations are of therapy. This information will be treated as confidential. Decisions to continue or terminate our work can be taken at this stage.

Sessions last for 50 minutes; this is your time to discuss your issues, whatever is worrying you, in your own way. You are free to disclose as little or as much as you feel comfortable with. Ideally we meet once a week, particularly at the start of counselling when we are getting to know each other. At a later stage some clients choose to come fortnightly as they begin to feel the benefit of the therapy.

I offer the opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings in a confidential, non judgmental environment with the aim of helping you to improve the quality of your life and relationships.  The therapy I offer enables thoughts, feelings and problematic behaviours to be explored, to help make sense of difficulties so they can be better understood and resolved.

Coaching sessions available-fee to be agreed

I also offer consultancy and training in delivering groupwork programmes.

I deliver training in: Effective Communication; Emotional Wellbeing; Anger Management; Weight Management; Assertive Skills; Managing Conflict; Self Esteem; Stress Management; Parenting Skills.
Fee to be agreed

149 Fifth Avenue
North Yorkshire
YO31 0UN

Type of session


Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Diane Sorensen

Diane Sorensen