Diana Pringle MA, UKCP accredited

Diana Pringle MA, UKCP accredited

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Spencer Road
Strawberry Hill

0208 894 1623 / 07985 613059

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About me

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:-

  • anxiety

  • bereavement and loss

  • depression

  • feeling empty

  • low self worth

  • social anxiety/lack of confidence

  • relationship difficulties

  • separation and divorce

  • loss of direction

  • work issues

  • career changes

  • ageing

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 organisations:

  • 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)

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic illness and pain


£70 - £90 an hour

Further information

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

Twickenham, TW2 5TG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: none


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Week daytime and Saturday mornings

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

I offer supervision to trainees and experienced professionals.

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