Diana Cox Accred. CBT Psychotherapist & Integrative Counsellor, EMDR Therapist
Hi, I am Diana and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. There are times when life throws us challenges which can make us feel anxious and low in mood. It can dampen the resources that we naturally would use and cause us to be overwhelmed. Our experiences are unique to us and the resulting emotions that consume us can vary with situations that we encounter. Addressing difficult issues within therapy can steer us towards solutions that could have previously been unattainable.
I would like to enable you to explore these resources, on a 1:1 basis, using a collaborative approach that is appropriate to you within a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental environment. I place great importance on developing the therapeutic relationship which I consider will empower and allow you, as a client, to be actively involved in managing your emotional and physical wellbeing.
I am accredited and qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as Integrative Counselling with over 16 years experience in mental and physical health. I am also a trained EMDR and ACT therapist. These therapies have been recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) as evidence-based for improving health and managing anxiety and depression.
My specialities include Anxiety specific disorders [Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)], Depression, Trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Relationship Difficulties, Phobias, Perfectionism, Pain Management, Long-Term Health Conditions, Work-related stress, Bereavement, Pregnancy and Birth, Low Self-Esteem, Low Self-Confidence.
I am committed to ensuring that you have access to an optimum quality of care. It is essential to find someone you can be comfortable opening up to; therefore, I am happy to speak with you, prior to a first meeting, to discuss the service I offer and/or therapeutic approaches I use. I am currently able to provide appointments on Saturdays and most weekday evenings. I welcome referrals and contact via email and/or telephone and look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master’s Degree (MSc) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Post Graduate Diploma (PGdip) in CBT
- Certificate in EMDR (fully trained to level 3 with an additional module in Pain management)
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision (IAPT)
- Certificate in ACT
- Post Graduate Diploma (PGdip) in Clinical Hypnosis and Stress Management
- Post Graduate Diploma (PGdip) in Person-Centred Counselling
- Bachelor’s Degree BA (Hons) in Psychology
I am an accredited and registered (BABCP) Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist as well as an accredited and registered (BACP) Counsellor and have over 16 years’ clinical experience of working with clients to make enabling changes in their lives. I have been working in the NHS since 2001. Initially, I qualified as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist and, subsequently, as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with an MSc in CBT. From 2005 onwards, I continued my employment in the NHS and specialised in both mental health and long term physical health conditions. I draw on skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Person-Centred Therapy (PCT) alongside Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help clients to meet their own goals towards recovery.
I am a trained EMDR therapist and have supported people to manage traumatic events including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
I abide by the ethical framework and professional codes of conduct of both the BABCP and the BACP.
I am also a certified IAPT Supervisor and, besides clinical supervision, I mentor my supervisees in their accreditation processes. I am an approved health provider of CBT and Counselling for Vitality Health Insurance.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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If you wish to have a brief discussion regarding the service I offer and/or therapeutic approaches I use, please contact me, by mobile, text or email, to arrange an initial 10-15 minutes free telephone consult. Additionally, to discuss booking an appointment, please do the same.
Costs for Initial CBT/Counselling Assessment (60 minutes): £55
In this meeting, I will carry out a full assessment of your current concerns that cause you difficulties, to enable us to look at an appropriate plan of treatment.
Ongoing CBT/Counselling Treatment Sessions (60 minutes): £60
Working in a collaborative partnership and based on a suitable course of treatment for you, these sessions will involve exploration of your issues through an integrative approach using CBT/Counselling techniques and coping strategies.
EMDR Treatment Sessions (60 minutes):£65
Following a history-taking of your traumatic event, a treatment plan will be developed to enable you to transform the symptoms that caused you the emotional distress.
Extras: Letters and Report writing: £20-£30
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact by emails, calls or texts. I will then attempt to contact you as soon as possible. Appointments available: Saturdays and most weekday evenings.
Types of client