Diana Stockford

Diana Stockford

Malvern Link
Worcestershire
WR14

07581042124 / 07581042124

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About me

I am a registered Member of the BACP and work with adults from my home in Malvern Link.

You may have a specific issue – or you may have a general sense of unease about something, and it may feel like a big step to get in touch, but please do; we can talk about how I work, and what you can expect – and I can answer your questions about counselling.

How Counselling Can Help
Counselling is a process that requires active involvement from both client and counsellor.  It employs both the thinking and feeling capacities of both people and its focus is usually on relationships: past, present or the one you have with yourself.  I place great emphasis in my work on attentive listening; and you can be assured that you will be heard and accepted in my therapy.

I work from a person-centred basis, (which means making you the focus of the work, and believing that we all have the ability to change and develop good mental health), as well as using other techniques, (such as psychodynamic and existential approaches and others), depending on what clients bring to therapy.

You can bring any issue to the sessions for consideration and exploration.  There are all sorts of approaches to issues that may be taken: for instance, I may invite you to examine what is happening within the therapy itself, and this may throw light on the issues you are struggling with elsewhere: trust, control, dependence, intimacy or other issues.  A major aim in counselling is to increase awareness and understanding, and so questioning plays a large part in the process, to examine the underlying causes and meanings of your concerns, rather than ignoring or covering up.

I will help you to examine the issue you bring and think about its role in the past and present for you, through reflection and supportive challenge.  Together we will work on helping you understand what is really going on for you, and I will support you in making creative choices for the future which will help you move on, keeping you firmly in the driving seat for your decisions.

What you can expect

  • An initial session to see if you feel comfortable with me to proceed with counselling.

  • Confidentiality.  Apart from my legal and ethical obligations, (to have supervision and to disclose illegal activity), I will not be revealing the content of our work to anyone.

  • I can offer you attentive, focused listening, supportive challenge and help you to make creative choices which are in your best interests.

  • Professionalism:  I am experienced in counselling a wide variety of people and issues.  You will have my encouragement and support to reach the right decisions for you.
  • I have professional indemnity insurance cover for counselling.

Fees

My fees are £50.00 per session.

Practical Issues

I work near the Worcester Road, which is served by regular buses. There are parking spaces in the roads near the house. There is wheelchair access to the house; please contact me in advance to discuss this.

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently work in private practice, and have worked as a counsellor for several years, most recently as a Bereavement Counsellor at St Richard’s Hospice Worcester, and before that as a volunteer counsellor for Mind in Manchester, and two independent charities in Manchester and West Yorkshire.  I have also had 3 years experience as a Samaritan volunteer.  I am married with grown up children.

I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Manchester in 2012.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

I charge £50 for a 50 minute session.

Further information

What you can expect:

  • An initial session to see if you feel comfortable with me to proceed with counselling.
  • Confidentiality; apart from my ethical and legal obligations, (to have supervision and to disclose illegal activity), I will not be revealing the content of our work to anybody.
  • I can offer you focused, attentive listening, supportive challenge and help you to make creative choices which are in your best interests.
  • Professionalism: I am experienced in counselling a wide variety of people and issues. You will have my encouragement and support to reach the right decisions for you.
  • I have professional indemnity insurance for my counselling work.

Some of the issues I can help with
Anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, loss of direction, trauma, abuse, self-harm, gender issues, relationship difficulties, life transition, work-related stress, spiritual/faith issues.

Types of Therapy
I tend to work from a person-centred base, and I am trained in integrative therapy so I will use what feels appropriate to the issue involved, such as a psychodynamic or existentialist approach etc.

Clients I work with
Adults, (from the age of 18 onwards).  At present I do not do group work (more than 1 adult).

How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited.


Flexible hours are available.

Maps & Directions

Malvern Link, WR14

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

I generally work office hours, but will offer sessions early and later as well.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults