Diane DuQueno M.A. UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist /Counsellor /Supervisor. MBACP Reg.
I am a professionally qualified and experienced psychotherapist & counsellor offering a sensitive, confidential therapeutic service to individuals, COUPLES and families. With over 25 years experience in counselling and psychotherapy in a variety of settings I provide professional and effective therapy in private practice. My training is at an advanced level (UKCP) and my clinical responsibilities have been within NHS psychotherapy and clinical psychology departments.
I offer therapy for individuals, couples and families who find themselves in an emotional crisis or who want to explore problems in their lives - some of which may have originated within childhood and adolescence. Many people tolerate chronic anxiety and depression when taking the small step to seek out effective psychotherapy can lead to recovery. Small babies are welcome with their parent(s) and there are facilities for whole family therapy.
My approach is responsive to individual circumstances and enables my clients to feel trust and reassurance whilst gaining the understanding needed to bring about relief from emotional pain. This may be by overcoming difficult past experiences and relationship problems in the present towards a greater sense of wellbeing. Often it is about recovering from some form of loss and finding of self. As your therapist I will be there to share the journey with you towards the restoration of feelings of self worth and harmony and wellbeing.
I have worked extensively in therapeutic services in a GP surgery, voluntary organisations, and the NHS, as well as private practice. I have a personal commitment to working with people from all walks of life, ages, sexual orientation, ethnicity and faith.
With a background of family therapy training and practice in a regional NHS psychological service I am able to offer family work within a private health centre that is flexibly scheduled.
I also see clients on behalf of employee assistance programmes (EAPs) and accident related insurance agencies.
My work is confidential and regulated by the Codes of Ethics of the UKCP and BACP
The Practice is GDPR compliant
I welcome enquiries by email or phone. I am available for appointments in the daytime and evening; I can be flexible about session times from week to week. I will return your call or email message within 24 hours.
I offer short term focused and open-ended/long term counselling and psychotherapy. This takes place weekly, fortnightly, or sometimes twice weekly. My approach is to work in partnership with my clients to support the gaining of insight, managing change in relationships and circumstances to bring about improvement in the quality of life and relief from stress.
I believe that it is important for the success of counselling/therapeutic work to feel trust and security with the therapist as well as confidence in their training and expertise.
An initial face-face consultation can be arranged without obligation to further sessions, usually within a few days.
Please visit my website www.edgerton-counselling-psychotherapy.co.uk for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following qualifications:
B.A. Hons in Psychology, Sociology and Social Work Exeter University
Advanced Diploma in Counselling 1986 Huddersfield College
Diploma in Social Work (CQSW) 1987 Leeds Met.University
Transactional Analysis Course 101 1997 Halifax
Certificates in Psychoanalytic Groupwork 1996 & 1997 Group Analysis North (GAN)
Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 2001 Derby University
M.A. in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 2003 Derby University
Modules of M.A. in Child Psychoanalytic Observation 2004 Leeds University
Certificates in Story Stem Assessment 2009 Anna Freud Centre, London
(Young child assessment)
Certificate in Mindfulness Technique 2010 Leeds
UKCP Register of Supervisors 2014 (Accredited)
NSCAP Neuroscience Course 2016 - 2017
NSCAP Kleinian Study Group 2018-
Ongoing Continuing Professional Development (in accordance with UKCP requirements)
Registered in psychoanalytic/psychodynamic division of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Registered and qualified as a Clinical Supervisor with UKCP
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (BACP)
Member of the Hallam Institute of Psychotherapy
Accredited member of Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA)
CRB checked (enhanced disclosure) 2008
Full Indemnity Insurance
My experience is in the following areas:
- low self esteem
- stress at work
- anger management
- lack of confidence
- general stress
- identity issues
- abuse and unhappiness in childhood
- loneliness and isolation
- domestic violence
- later life and old age issues
- problems arising from illhealth
- sleep disorders
- marital and couples counselling
- grand parenting relationships
- gay and lesbian issues
- sexual assault
- panic attacks
- postnatal depression
- psychosexual difficulties
- fertility issues
- bi-polar / manic depression
- borderline personality disorder
- ethnic issues
- carers' support
- fostering issues
- compulsive/obsessional disorder
- relationship issues
- body dysmorphia
- binge drinking
- drug dependence
- family issues
- affairs and betrayal
- addiction recovery
- personality disorders
- sleep pattern disorder
My core model is psychodynamic/psychoanalytic. I also have training in other models - Attachment based therapy, Integrative, TA, Person Centred, CBT, Gestalt, and Mindfulness.
I can offer short term therapy based on the dynamic interpersonal therapy approach which is NHS validated.
From the initial consultation and our shared understanding I find an approach tailored to the specific needs of each client. Weekly, twice weekly or fortnightly therapy sessions can be arranged by mutual agreement.
Relationship troubled? Heading for a break-up? Why not give counselling a try and improve your communications and understanding of each other. Young babies are welcome with their parents.
I offer clinical supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.
Training supervisor for Universities of Leeds and Manchester,and Salford courses; and Metanoia Institute.
Training Therapy offered for trainees on counselling and psychotherapy courses.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer family therapy using the 'lifespan' systemic model. I work with family groups comprising all adults, or adults and children (up to 4 people), where relationships have become problematic. I have experience with issues arising from fostering and adoption.
I am trained and experienced in working with heterosexual and lesbian couples using a psychodynamic model. Appointments can be arranged at short notice including early morning and late evening times.
Parents and Babies
Having a new baby can bring extra anxieties and pressures into life; I am happy to facilitate for parents with young babies to bring them along to sessions so that counselling/therapy can be accessible.
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
Initial Consultation for individuals: £40 (60 -75 mins)
Follow up sessions (individuals): £45 per session (50 mins)
Please enquire about concessionary fees
Couple Sessions: £60 per session (60 mins)
Family Therapy: £75 per session (75 mins)
Clinical Supervision: £50 per hour (Adult, child and adolescent work)
Accredited supervisor registered with UKCP
Further details are to be found in the supervisor directory
These fees reflect enhanced clinical training as a Psychotherapist
Concessionary fee rates are someimes available depending on personal circumstances and for students/trainees. Please feel free to ask.
Practice session times Monday - Friday 10.00 - 19.00
Companies: I welcome enquiries; special rates apply for contract work
The Edgerton Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice was set up 18 years ago; it is based in a large Victorian house in a quiet residential area; there is ample street parking.
The Practice is situated one mile from the town centre of Huddersfield and there are frequent bus services from Huddersfield and the surrounding area which pass nearby. It is 1 mile from Junctions 23 & 24 of the M62 and therefore convenient from Oldham, Rochdale, Halifax, Bradford & Leeds.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Free parking outside. Near bus routes. One mile from town centre. Consulting room on first floor.
Session appointments Monday - Thursday 10.00 - 19.00. Enquiries for initial consultation, therapy and supervision welcome. Appointments available w/c 16th September.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
UKCP Accredited & Registered Supervisor. 18 years experience as a clinical supervisor.