Diana Spencer Dip.Couns MBACP
Why come for counselling? Even if you have supportive friends and family, it can be easier to talk to someone neutral. We have a tendency to filter what we say to people who are close to us, perhaps because we don’t want to upset them.
I can provide an accepting environment where you are not judged. We undertake the work together, exploring issues that you bring to the session. I am not here to give you advice, but we examine your options together.
I practise integratively, using concepts from person-centred and psychodynamic theories. This means placing you, the client, at the heart of the process and looking at past experiences, where relevant, in order to understand where you are now. This is done at your pace. Our sessions are reviewed on a regular basis to assess whether your needs are being met.
The number of sessions you have is determined by you and you are free to stop at any time, although I would appreciate some notice, as it is advisable to have a final session to review our work together and to have an ending.
I have experience working for a national bereavement charity, for a family charity, and for the NHS.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Couples Counselling - Gloucestershire Counselling Service
- Counselling Children and Young People Advanced Specialist Training (NCS accredited)CPCAB
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Gloucestershire College
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Cruse - Awareness in Bereavement Care
- Cruse - Children and Young Persons Bereavement
- BA Hons - History and German
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
Please contact me by phone, email or text if you would like to book an assessment session to discuss your needs. I practise near Tewkesbury. I charge £40 per session and sessions are 50 minutes. For couples, I charge £50 for an hour.