About me

Thank you for taking your first brave step towards seeking counselling support.  At such an unsettling time, with much uncertainty around, it is not surprising that anxiety and stress levels are high.  It is vital to know you can be listened to and can share your concerns and fears without being judged or misunderstood.

I am pleased to offer both face to face and online therapy and provide a supportive approach, emphasising warmth and empathy as we work together to explore the concerns you have.

Often working with clients struggling to cope with anxiety, panic attacks, stress and depression, it can be helpful to take a two-fold approach where firstly we discover practical tools which can help you to cope better, and secondly take time to look at the some of the underlying 'root' issues.

I have a background in social care, having spent many years supporting people with emotional, mental, physical and spiritual issues, which has given me a non-judgemental understanding and care for people facing life's uncertainties.

Trained as an Integrative Counsellor, I can draw from a variety of approaches depending upon your unique requirements.  This stems from a Person-Centred approach, which means I listen, encourage, support and challenge when it seems appropriate so that together we aim to find the best way forward for you.

From personal experience, I have suffered family tragedy and am therefore sensitive to other people's painful and difficult issues, however impossible or awful they may seem to you.

I am able to provide you with a safe and confidential space where you can express your concerns honestly and openly without fear of being misunderstood or allowed to feel the way you do.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) in Counselling

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

PODS Trauma Training (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)

ASIST Training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Safeguarding Children Awareness

I am a Registered Member of both the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC)

I have helped clients with:

  • anxiety, stress, panic attacks, fears and phobias
  • relationship issues
  • bereavement and loss (including pregnancy-related loss)
  • traumatic experiences
  • depression, suicidal tendencies, low self-esteem
  • anger and rejection

While this has been my experience, I am not limited to the above and welcome any issue you may be facing.

Member organisations

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

BACP

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.

Association for Christian Counsellors

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.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Our session would be for 50 minutes for individuals, and I offer long and short-term counselling at a charge of £50.00 per session, with a few concessions for low income families.

Initially we would have a 15 minute free consultation on the phone, in order to discover whether we feel therapy together is the best option for you.

As a registered member of the BACP and ACC, I follow their Ethical Guidelines by keeping your best interests in mind.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Day times and evenings

Further information

I very much look forward to hearing from you in the hope we can work together and share the concerns and burdens you may be feeling at this time.

Please view the pictures of my offices below or visit my website at dgcounselling.uk for further information.

Cranleigh
Surrey
GU6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Unfortunately at present I do not have suitable access for wheelchairs, although I do offer online/Zoom counselling

Online platforms

Zoom
Diane Garnham

Diane Garnham