Hello, my name is Diana. I am a BACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist and I work within their ethical framework, codes & guidelines.
I work with individuals and couples regardless of gender.
I have over 25 years of experience. I describe myself as an Integrative counselor, this means I am able to draw on other approaches to facilitate my work as is appropriate for each client, such as Person Centred,Psychodynamic,Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA). Gestalt.
Over the many years that I have been in practice I have been able to help people facing the countless painful issues and difficulties that life brings,such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement and relationship issues.
People seek counselling for all kinds of reasons. Perhaps you are feeling lost, anxious,sad or confused, or you may be experiencing difficulties with relationships,with your partner,friends, family or colleagues. You may be facing some difficult decisions and need some clarity on the issues. It is possible that you have come to a place in your life now where you would like to take some time to reflect as to where you have been and where you are now, with help maybe to change some past behaviors and come to a better knowing of self.
My experience enables me to help you address the issues that are troubling you in the here & now but also to work with you towards a greater understanding of how it is possible that past, historical experiences may be continuing to impact on your life today. Together we will work towards understanding old patterns of behavior and why we adopted them.Counselling is a collaborative process where I believe the client is the "expert". Nobody will know you as well as you know yourself but together we can work towards a sense of freedom and choices that come when a light is shone into those dark and sometimes hidden scary places which may well have been the driver that has held you back from reaching your full potential or robbing you of a voice. whatever the results,together we can work through it.
Entering into therapy does require courage and commitment, and with awareness we have choice for change to happen.
I offer a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate environment in which to explore the issues that are concerning
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Training, qualifications & experience
I began my training in counselling in 1985 with the Clinical Theology Association,the founder was Dr Frank Lake. It is now known as The Bridge Pastoral Foundation and has been offering courses in Pastoral Care and Personal Development since the 1960's. I have been an authorized tutor for the foundation for a number of years delivering seminars to groups of people who would find the training useful in terms of their own personal development but also useful in how to deliver pastoral care in their places of work. I have also been a group facilitator at conferences for the Bridge Pastoral Foundation.
In 1988 Cornerstone Counselling Service was established, I am a founder member and today hold the post of director.
I hold a Diploma in Person Centered Counselling 1997, Farnborough College
Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills 1995
Certificate in Counselling Competency 96/97
Course Content included
Theories of: Humanistic counselling; Person Centred; Transactional Analysis (TA) Existentialism; Gestalt; Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic counselling.Developmental Psychology and Integrative counselling.
Counselling related issues including : equal opportunities; bereavement; adolescence; domestic violence; stress and anxiety; depression, suicide,self-harm;sexual abuse; mental health; couple interaction; work-place counselling and PTSD.
I have a private practice in Yateley I am easily accessible to clients from Blackwater, Camberley, Aldershot, Fleet, Farnborough and B'stoke
Given the number of years I have been practicing I have attended numerous workshops, lectures and seminars and continue to do so in order to maintain my Continued Professional Development (CPD)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual, one to one, £45-00 55 minutes
Couple counselling £65-00 75 minutes
I offer an initial free 30 minute session, this will give us an opportunity to meet and for you to find out more of what counselling offers, the location, and if you feel I am someone you could work with.
I work from my home, easy parking is available.
Insurance in place.