Diane Garnham, BA (Hons) Counselling, BACP Registered Member

Diane Garnham, BA (Hons) Counselling, BACP Registered Member

DG Counselling UK
54 Smithbrook Kilns

DG Counselling UK
32A Church Road
East Sussex

07519 190297

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About me

Thank you for taking your first brave step towards seeking counselling support.  At such an unsettling time when we are having to self-isolate and avoid human contact due to the COVID-19 virus, it is vital to know you can be listened to and can share your concerns and fears without being judged or misunderstood.

At such an extreme time, I am offering reduced-rate sessions online for individuals at £30 for a 50 minute session.  Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to arrange an initial appointment.

I can offer you a safe space with a supportive approach, emphasising warmth and empathy as we work together to explore the concerns you have at this time.

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.

I often work with clients struggling to cope with anxiety, panic attacks and depression, and taking a two-fold approach where firstly we discover practical tools which can help to cope better, and secondly take time to look at the some of the underlying 'root' issues.

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

PODS Trauma Training (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)

ASIST Training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Safeguarding Children Awareness

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)

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


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Cranleigh
  • Hove


Our session would be for 50 minutes for individuals and 60 minutes for couples, and I offer long and short-term counselling at a charge of £50.00 per session for individuals, and £60 for couples, with a few concessions for students and low income families.

Due to the current crisis in our nation I can offer you reduced-rate sessions for individuals at £30 for a 50 minute session, and £40 for couples for an hour's session, with payments made in advance.

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, I follow their Ethical Guidelines by keeping your best interests in mind.

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.

Maps & Directions

Cranleigh, GU6 8JJ
Hove, BN3 2FN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

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


Day times and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults