Diane Furnell BA (Hons) - Counsellor - MBACP (Accred) -

Diane Furnell BA (Hons) - Counsellor - MBACP (Accred) -

Best Practice South
26-30 London Road


I am unable to take further enquiries until 09-Jul-2018

023 92267000 / 07894 953635

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Best Practice South
26-30 London Road


023 92267000 / 07894 953635

About me

I am a professional accreditated counsellor and qualified counsellor supervisor with experience of working with a wide variety of issues including anxiety and relationship issues. I believe the key to successful counselling is the relationship that is built with the therapist you choose and because of this I offer the first initial session of 45 minutes at a nominal cost of £15 so that you can meet with me and discuss your expectations and what you would like from counselling. It is important that you trust in your first 'felt sense' whether counselling feels right for you, discovering if you feel comfortable and at ease with me and my counselling approach. The things that I believe are important are:

* The relationship and trust that builds between client and therapist

* Being heard, understood and not judged

* Feeling safe when sharing concerns

* Gaining a greater sense of wellbeing

As a Humanistic counsellor I believe that we are all unique - and that when we want to make changes in our lives we choose to seek a way of making those changes. It takes courage and determination to acknowledge the need for change and make a decision to begin counselling.

Counselling can help give you the space to explore feelings in an environment that is non judgemental and separate from all that is going on in your life. It can help in relationships or situations that leave you hurt, confused or doubting yourself. It may also help you to cope with events that have completely changed your original hopes of your life. I am happy to discuss any issues or areas which you would like to talk about. I am a caring person providing face to face sessions which a last 55 minutes. Providing time and space for you to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours achieving a greater sense of well-being, building confidence and reaching your own decisions. I am happy to work with adults, adolescents and young children. I am happy to work with /support parent/s or carers whom have concerns re young adults or young people. I am also a member of the British Infertility Counselling Association.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accreditation

BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling

Diploma in Humanistic counselling

Post Qualification Diploma in Counselling Supervision

NCFE Level 2 and 3 in Counselling skills

National Nursery Nursing Qualification

Pelican Training - working with young children/families; with autism; with emotional and behavioural issues

Experience working with adults, adolescents and young people with a variety of issues

Experience of working with adults and young children in bereavement

Member of British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Counselling : £15 initial intro session (45mins) and £50 per 55 min session thereafter.

Discounts can be offered to students in Counselling Training

Supervision: - please contact in person for supervision prices

Maps & Directions

Cowplain, PO8 8DL
Portsmouth, PO18

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Flexible counselling appointments are offered. Re: Supervision Availability- please contact by email or phone

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have a post qualification Diploma in Counselling Supervision.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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