Diane Clarke Dip FdS MBACP
I offer a warm, empathic, non-judgemental and confidential environment where you can talk about your problems, independent from the influences of family and friends. My aim is to create a collaborative and supportive relationship built upon trust and respect so that we can work together to explore your life’s challenges and look at the changes you wish to make. Change within us can occur with understanding, awareness and/or acceptance.
Sometimes life events – like relationship and family issues, bereavement, redundancy or a career change can make us feel unable to manage the changes and challenges that life can bring. Often feelings like anxiety and depression can be the result of an internal conflict as to how we want to live our life, or the demands of trying to meet others’ expectations.
Making a decision on whether to have counselling or not can seem daunting and overwhelming. You may be wondering if it will benefit you and who is the right person to choose. You may think that you should be able to solve your problems by yourself and feel embarrassed or ashamed to seek help and support. Therefore I offer an informal no obligation session at a reduced fee.
My counselling practice is based in Ewell Court, around the areas of KT19, KT18, KT17, which is within easy reach of the nearby areas of Epsom, Ewell, Stoneleigh, Tolworth, Kingston, Worcester Park, Chessington. There is free parking and bus routes 406; 418; E16 and E5 are a short walk. The main line train station of Stoneleigh is a 20 minute walk away.
Training, qualifications & experience
The Fast Trauma and Phobia Cure also known as the Rewind Technique. This technique is also helpful for other life experiences connected with strong emotional memories.
My experience has been working within an NHS Doctors Surgery and I currently work in private practice. I work in a relational way, drawing on different approaches to meet your needs.
My training background is integrative incorporating a variety of theoretical frameworks including; person-centred, humanistic, psychodynamic, transpersonal, gestalt and CBT.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have a Degree in Counselling and previous to that a Diploma in Counselling. I also have a Diploma in Couple Counselling. I work in accordance with the BACP’s ethical framework for good practice for the counselling professions.
I am also a qualified Subtle Energy Medicine Practitioner with a Diploma in Crystal and Energy (Spiritual) Healing. To find out more about this complementary therapy, please visit my website www.dianeclarkeenergyhealings.com
Prior to becoming a counsellor my background is in a business environment. I have experience in managing and coaching a team; team building; career development; office dynamics; financial issues and maintaining staff well-being
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The Fast Trauma and Phobia Cure
For individual counselling I offer an informal no obligation session at the reduced rate of £40 thereafter a fee of £50 for session. Some concessions are available please enquire when you make contact. All sessions are for fifty minutes.
For couple/two person relationships my fee is £70 for session. All sessions are for an hour.
Integrative counselling supports you to:
experience and name feelings
challenge unhelpful belief systems
dissolve feelings of anxiety
build self esteem and confidence
bring closure and an increased sense of calm and well being
acknowledge your strengths
let go of past experiences
accept who you are and feel happier
"We are all in this together and there is no therapist and no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence” (Yalom 2002).
In order to maintain my professional standards and to continue to practice in an ethical way I regularly attend Supervision with an experienced professional. In addition I attend Continual Professional Development programmes in order to enhance my work.