About me

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 (currently online). My psychotherapy training is at an advanced level (UKCP) and my clinical responsibilities have been within NHS psychotherapy and clinical psychology departments.

Due to the continuing pandemic sessions here continue to be held online or by phone.  I am able to offer psychotherapy to people who are housebound, or living outside this vicinity and overseas.

I offer therapy for individuals and couples 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.

Making Contact

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 endeavour to 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
  • Diploma in Social Work (CQSW) 1987
  • Leeds Met. University
  • Transactional Analysis Course 101 1997
  • 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 Post Kleinian Study Group 2018-2020
  • 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
  • bullying
  • addictions
  • loss
  • anger management
  • lack of confidence
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • general stress
  • identity issues
  • trauma, 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
  • ethnicity
  • panic attacks
  • dementia
  • postnatal depression
  • psychosexual difficulties
  • abortion/miscarriage
  • adoption
  • fertility issues
  • bi-polar / manic depression
  • borderline personality disorder
  • ethnic issues
  • carers' support
  • fostering issues
  • compulsive/obsessional disorder
  • bereavement
  • relationship issues
  • gambling
  • body dysmorphia
  • binge drinking
  • alcoholism
  • drug dependence
  • phobias
  • family issues affairs and betrayal
  • addiction recovery
  • mindfulness psychology
  • personality disorders
  • sleep pattern disorder
  • feeling sad
  • complex post traumatic stress 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.

Supervision I offer clinical supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. Training supervisor for Universities of Manchester and Salford courses; and Metanoia Institute. Training therapy offered for trainees on counselling and psychotherapy courses.

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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.

UK Council for 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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family therapy

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.

Couples therapy

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.


From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Initial Consultation for individuals £50  Follow up sessions (individuals) £50 - £70 Couple Sessions: £70 per session  

Clinical Supervision: £55 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 sometimes available for students. Please feel free to ask.

Practice session times Monday - Thursday  10.00 - 19.00

Companies: I welcome enquiries; special rates apply for contract work


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  • Zoom, Skype and Phone APPOINTMENTS are available
  • Monday - Thursday 10.00 - 19.00 week commencing 6th December. 
  • Enquiries for initial consultation, therapy and supervision welcome

Further information

The Edgerton Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice was set up 21 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.

The Edgerton Counselling And Psychotherapy Practice
Holm House
West Yorkshire

Cote Royd House
7 Halifax Rd

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Free parking outside. Near bus routes. One mile from town centre. Consulting room on first floor. I welcome clients happy to access psychotherapy online from throughout the UK. I can offer regular sessions in this way in the comfort of your own home.

Online platforms



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision


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Diane DuQueno

Diane DuQueno