Diana Gunner BA (Hons) - Cygnet Counselling Services
Hi I’m Diana. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.
Are you struggling and feel as if no one ‘gets’ it?
Are there times when you feel overwhelmed? Perhaps you’re dealing with a difficult situation or something from your past that you would like to explore. Or maybe you’re feeling sad and wanting to find out why?
Having the courage to discuss what’s troubling you with a counsellor can be a really hard thing to do. Sometimes it’s difficult to find words to describe how we feel. I can support you with this and help you to explore and to better understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
I know from my own experience how difficult it can be to reach out for help, and how important it feels to find the right person to talk to. I offer a safe, friendly, and non-judgemental space. Therefore, creating a trusting relationship which I believe to be one of the most important aspects of therapy.
Allow me to walk on your journey with you and together we can explore ways to find a path that will help you recover.
Baby and Infant Loss
I specialise in therapy for those affected by pregnancy, baby and child loss. I have a sound knowledge, interest and a lived experience in this area. I am an Accredited Counsellor with The Foundation for Infant Loss.
Children and Young People
Alongside my private practice I also work part time as a School Counsellor with children and young people aged 8 – 18 years. I know how important it is that children and young people are supported with their mental health and wellbeing. I help children and young people to manage their emotions and work with issues ranging from friendship, anxiety, bereavement, through to self harm and suicidal feelings. I offer them a safe space and ensure they are listened to and allowed to express their thoughts and emotions without feeling judged.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Certificate in Counselling from the Iron Mill College and a Foundation Degree and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Worcester. I also hold a Diploma in Online Counselling Skills.
I have attended additional training in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Infant Loss, Applied Suicide and Intervention Skills (ASIST) and hold a current Level 3 Safeguarding Certificate.
I have volunteered for a charity supporting those bereaved by suicide and also for a charity supporting young people. I currently work in private practice in Wellington, Somerset and Online.
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
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
From £45.00 to £50.00
Concessions offered for
I offer an initial introductory appointment at a reduced rate of £25 for 50 minutes. My fees thereafter are £45-50 for a 50 minute session.
Adult/YP Individual Session £45 per 50 minutes
Children Individual Session £30 per 30 minutes
Evening Appointments £50 per 50 minutes