About me

Are you struggling right now? Do you need to talk but prefer not to burden those closest to you? Maybe you are looking for support for your child?

Capella Counselling is a safe place where you can talk in confidence, working through whatever it is that is troubling you. Now that restrictions have lifted, I can offer a choice of in-person, online (video/audio), or telephone appointments.  

I can support you or your loved one with issues such as:

  • anxiety and depression
  • panic attacks
  • stress
  • low self esteem
  • difficulties at home, at work, or at school
  • self-harm
  • relationship difficulties
  • loss, bereavement
  • feelings of loneliness.

You may be here because you are concerned about yourself or a loved one. It may be your son or daughter you are seeking help for. I understand how worrying it can be if your child is troubled and unhappy. I am able to work with you to support your child manage school, friendships, build self-esteem and emotional resilience.

If you would like to discuss if counselling is right for you or someone you care about, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Training, qualifications & experience

As well as being a qualified person-centred therapist, I trained as a paediatric nurse. I have worked with children, young people and their families for over thirty years. I am able to draw on a range of skills and resources that can be tailored to suit your individual needs.


  • FDSC Counselling Theory & Practice
  • Diploma in Nursing (Child)
  • Diploma in Art

Post-Qualifying/Further Study

Counselling children and young people (Level 4)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Online and telephone counselling

Eating disorders

Safeguarding children and young people

Working online with children and young people

Using creative arts online

Compassion-focused therapy

The Rewind Technique

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 per 50 minute session.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Tuesday 9:00am- 1:00pm & 3.30-8.30pm

Wednesday 9:00am-3:00pm

Thursday  3.30-8.30pm

Friday 9:00am-3:00pm & 7-8pm

Saturday 11am-4pm.

Further information

Please feel free to call me if you would like to discuss how counselling may help you or those closest to you.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Please let me know if you have any additional access requirements so I can ensure the room is suitable for you.


Diane Ferguson

Diane Ferguson