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Diane Barton-Bates

Luton, LU2 8QZ
07968 044638 07968 044638 Registered / Accredited

About me

I offer professional, confidential counselling in a safe and supportive environment.  My approach is integrative thus recognising that every individual is different and may need a different approach and I can tailor the therapy to what suits you best to manage your issues.  I work primarily using a person-centred approach working ethically and empathically, with compassion and respect. 

My aim is to work with you towards wholeness and a greater understanding of the self to enable you to live your life to the full with any issues causing difficulty, anger or sadness from the past or present.  I offer a non-judgemental space to explore and facilitate change.

Counselling is an effective tool to help support with stress, low mood, anxiety and depression.  It can also be used for relationship problems, family issues, bereavement, work-related issues, difficult life events and more.  Being able to speak to an impartial and independent counsellor can help give a different point of view and think about things in a different way.  Talking about issues is good for your mental health and overall wellbeing.

I am passionate about the work I do and the support offered at times when things seem overwhelming.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Prof.Dip.PsyC;MNCS (accred)
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


Free initial telephone conversation

£45 a session

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Diane Barton-Bates

Diane Barton-Bates