Diane Hassall | Individual & Couples' Counselling | Sex Therapy
Whatever you're experiencing, I can help you make sense of what's going on, give you time to talk, and understand yourself and your life better. In time, you will feel more confident and in control, and find a way forward. Together we'll explore your difficulties in total confidence. I’ll help you understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and support you in changing them if you want to. And because we’re all very different I tailor my approach to focus on your needs and make each session meaningful.
I’m a fully-qualified counsellor, relationship therapist and psychosexual therapist. I work with people of diverse ages, genders, sexualities, identities, relationships, lifestyles and practices.
Here's a bit more about the areas I work in...
I will support you in working through the issues that are troubling you, for example:
- Anxiety, including health anxiety and generalised anixety disorder
- Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
- Low self-confidence and self-esteem
- Separation and divorce
- Stress, including school, university and work-related stress
I’ll give you both equal time, understanding and attention, and support you through what can be a challenging and emotional process. People come to me for help with many different relationship problems, including:
- Affairs and infidelity
- Arguments and conflict
- Betrayal or deceit
- Children / family
- Coping with a crisis
- Lost connection
- Poor communication
- Sexual concerns
I also see people struggling in other types of relationship, such as parents and adult children, adult siblings, and polyamorous relationships.
Psychosexual therapy is beneficial when there’s a psychological reason rather than (or as well as) a physical or medical reason for a sexual issue. I can help you overcome most sexual issues, including:
- Erectile disorders
- Inability to orgasm (anorgasmia)
- Inability to have penetrative sex (vaginismus)
- Lack of desire or arousal
- Painful sex (dyspareunia)
- Porn and sex addiction
- Rapid or delayed ejaculation
- Retarded (inhibited) ejaculation
I also work with people exploring or wanting to commit to gender, sexual and relationship diversity (GSRD), for example:
- Gender / sexual identity, practice and attraction
- Gender transition
- Exploring BDSM and kink
- Polyamory, non-monogamy and other types of relationships
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Post-graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy
I'm currently studying for a Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. And I regularly participate in training to ensure that my knowledge and skills remain relevant and up-to-date.
I'm a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which means that I work to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I'm also a member of the College of Relationship and Sexual Therapists (COSRT) and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice when working with couples and psychosexual issues.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are:
Individuals: £55 per session before 6pm | £60 after 6pm
Couples: £70 per 50-minute session or £90 per 75-minute session before 6pm | £80 and £100 after 6pm
All other relationship therapy: £70 per 50-minute session or £90 per 75-minute session before 6pm | £80 and £100 after 6pm
I believe that counselling should be accessible to everyone, especially at these troubling times, so fees are negotiable for those on very low incomes.