Diana Collins

Diana Collins

Lewes
BN7 1XU

London
W2 6NE

07801 418474

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About me

I am a psychotherapist and counsellor with a particular interest in what makes us the unique individuals that we are and what holds us back from becoming the person we were born to be and want to be. I work with people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. I believe that therapy helps us get in touch with our true soul nature and many people comment that “at last, life is beginning to make sense”. This realisation comes as a great relief.

About you

You may be considering counselling or therapy for one or a number of reasons. At any time in our life we can be required to face unwanted challenges as life's inevitable ups and downs get the better of us.  There can be many reasons for this; maybe an unexpected change feels overwhelming or perhaps life itself is demanding too much of us and we feel that we are losing our capacity to cope. It may be that everything in your life is going according to plan and yet, still, there is a niggling doubt that something is not quite right.  Or it may be none of these.  Whatever your reason for seeking help it is personal to you and is demanding your attention right now.

What can therapy offer?

Therapy offers you a listening experience like no other and gives you an opportunity to explore your current situation in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space.  By examining the problem from many different viewpoints you can connect with your own inner wisdom and discover what really feels right for you.  Whether you come for a limited number of sessions or whether you embark on a longer journey of inner exploration is entirely up to you.  The aim of therapy is for you to regain balance and a feeling of well-being in your life.  The relationship with the therapist is key to the healing process and is created through mutual attunement and trust.  Your issues are unique to you as is the narrative of your life.  I will listen to your story with empathy and respect and together we will try and make sense of your dilemmas.

"The one thing you have that nobody else has is you - your voice, your mind, your story, your vision."  Neil Garman (author)

Allow your precious self to be seen, heard and known! Nothing less do you deserve.

An initial consultation is the best way for you to assess, without obligation, whether you would like to commence working with me. Once decided, then the journey of discovery can begin.

Training, qualifications & experience

After studying modern languages and spending time working abroad, my first professional training was Speech and Language Therapy at Central School of Speech and Drama. I subsequently worked in the NHS with adults and children with severe language impairments. I have an entrepreneurial streak and introduced ‘NumberWorks ‘n Words’, an after school Maths and English coaching franchise, to the UK from New Zealand which is now a thriving business in London and the South East of England. My focus has always been helping people to fulfil their potential in life and so it was in early retirement that I decided to train at CCPE as a counsellor and psychotherapist.  A search for answers and meaning in my own life has brought me to where I am now and it is a persistent curiosity which sustains my love for this work.

As an integrative transpersonal psychotherapist I draw on four main perspectives in my work:

Psychodynamic principles for early life issues

Humanistic ideas for relationship dynamics and connection

Existential thinking which looks to the meaning and purpose in life

Transpersonal soul work which focuses on "who I really am".

In parallel to private practice I have extensive experience working in the voluntary sector for charities.  In particular I have valued my time spent at the Drop In Caravan Counselling Service in London, Piccadilly.  I continue to offer my time to two low cost agencies in London because I believe that counselling can change lives and is an opportunity which should be available to everyone.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Loss of a sense of self
  • Loss of meaning and purpose in life
  • Role changes
  • Transitions

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Fees

£50 - £70 per 50 minute session depending on time of day and location

Maps & Directions

Lewes, BN7 1XU
London, W2 6NE

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

I currently have daytime availability in London on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with limited evening spaces.

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme