Dawn Diamond MSc UKCP Accredited BACP Reg
Within my practice I offer a very safe, non judgemental, supportive and confidential therapeutic relationship to help you explore whatever issues may be causing you distress. Sometimes the thought of contacting a therapist can be daunting, most people will feel a little anxious about making that first call, please be reassured I will do my best to make that initial call as comfortable as possible.
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older Adults, Young People
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited
Do please visit my website for more information about me and my way of working.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Thanet Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies.
2001; Master of Science in Psychotherapy, The University of Derby, 2003.
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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
Throughout my professional and personal life I have come to recognize and value the human need for connection to self and others. Many individuals who feel lost, uncertain or struggle to find meaning in their life often feel disconnected from themselves and others. As human beings we are ‘hardwired’ for relationship from the moment we are born. Our need for relationship is so great we may frequently discount aspects of ourselves in order to feel acceptable to others, particularly as young children. It has been my experience that the reparative therapeutic relationship offers opportunity to explore our relational needs and reclaim meaningful connection with our self and others.