Welcome to my page.
Talking about the things that trouble you can be difficult, I offer a safe, confidential, supportive space for you to explore your uncomfortable feelings whether they are as a result of your past, present circumstances or patterns that no longer serve you well.
Sometimes our experiences create self limiting thoughts and behaviours that reduce our capacity to enjoy life and choose a direction that is appropriate for our wellbeing.
Feeling anxious or lacking in self confidence can be so draining, I can help you find a different perspective and choice of how to be, empowering you to feel content and at ease.
It is not only when in crisis that people choose to seek counselling but also to gain a deeper understanding and develop new ways of coping, enhancing a sense of well-being.
I have been a client centred counsellor for over 25 years and use psychodynamic and behavioural approaches depending on what is appropriate for you. I accompany you on your journey to understand and help you heal the difficulties that you may have encountered, in a non judgemental, compassionate way that will enable you to find a deep sense of self acceptance.
I am a trained and experienced hypnotherapist which can be a useful adjunct to counselling. It is important for you to feel comfortable working with me so there is no obligation after our first meeting which is as much for you to decide if you do indeed feel a sense that you would grow to trust me as I accompany you on your journey towards a more empowered contented way of being.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling - University of Hertfordshire 1989 BACP
- Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Hypnosis - University College of London 2005 BSCAH
- I specialised in Anxiety management,Stress Reduction to Enhance Immunity, Fertility and Childbirth, Phobia Resolution, Post Traumatic Stress dissorder (PTSD) and Habit Control.
- I was a nurse and a midwife at the beginning of my working life, which adds and enhances my practice.
- I am also a registered Homeopath since1997 and am registered with the Society of Homeopaths.
- I am employed part-time by Penny Brohn UK a cancer charity, helping people navigate through their illness, treatment and recovery or living with cancer.
- I am fully insured and abide by the ethics & code of practice of the organisations that I am registered with.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My sessions are 90 minutes long either weekly or fortnightly, to be decided together at the assessment appointment, and the fee is £75 either paid for by cash at the appointment or by BACS prior to the appointment.
If 1 hour appointments are more appropriate then the fee is £50.
I require 48 hours notice to change or cancel an appointment; which enables me to offer it to someone who is on my waiting list and there will be no charge; however missed appointments or less than 48hours notice,the full fee is required.
When I work
8am -7pm Monday to Friday inclusive in Emsworth
You are welcome to ring for a chat with absolutely no obligation.
The first meeting, the assessment appointment is as much for you to meet me and decide if you feel that you feel comfortable with me.
There is free parking at my practice which is in Emsworth and is central to Chichester, Portsmouth, M27, A27, A3.
What past clients have said:
I had the very great pleasure of working with Diana, in a centre offering radiotherapy to cancer patients. All those who were undergoing therapeutic counselling and hypnotherapy treatment with Diana
universally praised her work. It was for this reason that I asked Diana to see me on a professional basis, outside of work.
Over the course of the last six months, Diana has helped me turn a corner on some of the most important aspects of my life: understanding stress and how I use my adrenalin, methods to keep myself
calm, examining the root causes of my desire to please, insecurities, confidence, self-belief, the list goes on.
As a result, I have successfully navigated a huge change in my career, overcome enormous difficulties in purchasing our first home, coped admirably with a sudden health scare with my mother, and have
consequently seen, and orchestrated, a monumentally positive shift in my relationship with my husband.
Diana has helped me develop the tools and a way of thinking that will inevitably help me more and more over time. She has supported me in every way imaginable. I can’t put in to words how much I
appreciate what Diana has done for me, but I can say this – Diana Tibble is simply brilliant, and I unreservedly recommend her to you!
Diana has been treating a phobia that I have for heights, which has affected me for as long as I can remember. We did a series of hypnotherapy and gradual exposure sessions and the change has been remarkable. Whilst I still have aspects of the phobia, it is much reduced and I can control my fear much more effectively. Diana is very empathic and understanding and the knowledgeable treatment that she gives reassures you from the first session. She has a very calm and considered manner that allows you to feel relaxed and get the most from the sessions. I would highly recommend her.
I was given Diana details when I was in a very bad place. She listened, supported and helped me in a way I never thought possible She is compassionate and completely professional, I would not hesitate
in recommending her to friends, relations or anyone in need. She is lovely warm person.