Diane Collett Reg. MBACP
Hello and Welcome.
I am a qualified Therapist providing counselling and psychotherapy to adults, young people and children who are experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. Counselling and Psychotherapy offer you a safe space and time to feel listened to, accepted and understood.
I offer a confidential, calm, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I work in a person-centred way, meaning I tailor the therapy to suit each individual’s needs, and work with you at your own pace towards experiencing life in a more positive way.
Therapy works best when the relationship between therapist and client is strong, and I aim to build a therapeutic relationship based on empathy, respect, and genuineness.
I describe my approach as humanistic and integrative. Humanistic practice recognises each person as unique and valuable, with the potential in yourself to experience life more positively. As an integrative practitioner, I draw on a wide range of tools and techniques from different therapies to help each individual client. These include CBT, Transactional Analysis, Attachment theory, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, play therapy, creative methods, Solution-focussed Therapy and Mindfulness.
Children and young people face particular challenges as they navigate growing up in the 21st century. My work with young clients is supported by resources, media and play materials, and based in a comfortable, bespoke room in the centre of Wakefield, beautifully equipped for working therapeutically with this age group.
I offer solution-focussed brief therapy, short-term counselling or longer-term therapy, according to your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Practice) from the University of York St. John, and a Masters in (Child and Adolescent) Psychotherapy from The Northern Guild for Psychotherapy in Newcastle.
I have attended a wide range of continuing professional development workshops and training courses focusing on specific issues and difficulties, and am committed to continuing professional development (CPD) to increase my skills and knowledge.
Since 2012, I have worked as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist with both adults and children. My work with adults has been with a community-based award-winning charity in West Leeds, and with young adults in a further/higher education college in South Yorkshire. I have also worked extensively with children and young people (aged 5-18) in a wide range of primary and high school settings in West and North Yorkshire, including the private sector.
I bring life experience from previous careers: firstly, as an editor of language learning resources and tutor of modern languages. Secondly, from many years working in student support, management and administration at a large civic university.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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£45 for a 50-minute session.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework.
I hold current registration with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).
Please contact me by email in the first instance, with brief details of your difficulties and situation. If I think I can help you, I will invite you for a consultation session. Based on the assessment session, we can agree whether to work together for a series of sessions.
The Therapy Rooms are located in Wakefield city centre, and there is a car park very close by.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Usually Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday daytime and early evening (6pm, occasionally 7pm).
Limited availability for Thursday early evening and Friday day/early evening.
Types of client