Diane Garnham, BA (Hons) Counselling, BACP Registered Member
Thank you for taking your first brave step towards seeking counselling support. 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
Our session would be for 50 minutes, and I offer long and short-term counselling at a charge of £40.00 per session, with a few concessions for students and 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, I follow their Ethical Guidelines by keeping your best interests in mind.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Unfortunately at present I do not have suitable access for wheelchairs, although I do offer online/Skype counselling
Day times and some evenings
Types of client