Diana Pringle MA, UKCP accredited
The style of counselling I practice encompasses Existential, Humanistic and Cognitive approaches. I adapt the emphasis depending on the needs of each client. As an experienced professional in psychotherapy and counselling with a previous extensive career in business, I can provide support that embraces both worlds - of personal and work life - and relationship difficulties wherever they arise.
Counselling is a joint endeavour where we explore together how you currently live your life and make decisions in order to understand your experiences and see where some thoughts, behaviours or beliefs may be undermining you. This helps you identify areas where you may be able to make changes to overcome present difficulties and become more accepting of yourself, more relaxed and happier. The focus is on current issues and your hopes for the future. It is forward looking.
"I realise now that if you had told me what my problems were it wouldn’t have worked, I needed to find out for myself – with you there, us exploring together" (said by a client towards the end of his therapy)
Issues I've helped clients with include:-
bereavement and loss
low self worth
social anxiety/lack of confidence
separation and divorce
loss of direction
Counselling gives you space to think things through and gain new perspectives on your concerns, enabling you to understand yourself better and evaluate your options more clearly. In turn you can find a renewed sense of direction and zest for life.
People often start therapy because of a sudden crisis such as divorce, bereavement, illness or redundancy. Others come because of a 'slow burn' crisis like chronic anxiety that is undermining and limiting their life.
Having worked through their original issue people often surprise themselves by going on to find well-being they did not have before, becoming a revitalised, more ‘filled out’ person.
There is no age barrier. It is never too late. I have worked with clients in their 20s through to those in their 70s.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional qualifications are
MA in existential psychotherapy and counselling, Sheffield University. 2005
Accredited psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). 2005
Accredited mediator. RSPP, Regent’s University. 2002
Certificate in Existential Supervision and Group work. 2009
Member of The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Member of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA)
Member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Chronic illness and pain
£70 - £90 an hour
Before becoming a psychotherapist I worked in business and IT for many years, was a management consultant and also non-executive chairman of a city IT company.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Week daytime and Saturday mornings
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to trainees and experienced professionals.View supervision profile