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About me

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 psychotherapist, 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...

Relationship therapy
I’ll give you 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
  • Intimacy
  • Lost connection
  • Money
  • Poor communication
  • Sexual concerns

I also see people struggling in other types of relationship, such as parents and adult children, adult siblings, and non-monogamous/polyamorous relationships.

Psychosexual therapy
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 intimacy, desire or arousal
  • Painful sex (dyspareunia)
  • Porn and sex addiction
  • Rapid or delayed ejaculation
  • Retarded (inhibited) ejaculation

GSRD therapy
I 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

Individual therapy
I will support you in working through the issues that are troubling you, for example:

  • Anxiety, including health anxiety and generalised anixety disorder
  • Anger
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
  • Low self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Separation and divorce
  • Stress, including school, university and work-related stress
  • Trauma

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
Post-graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy

I regularly participate in training to ensure that my knowledge and skills remain relevant and up-to-date.

I'm a member of the National Council for Psychotherapy (NCP), 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.

Member organisations

COSRT

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy

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Fees

From £60.00 to £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are:

  • Individuals: £60 per session

  • Relationships: £80 per session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday daytime and evening.

At the moment,  I'm offering video and phone sessions only.

Duck Street
Dorchester
Dorset
DT2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

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Diane Hassall | Relationship & Psychosexual Therapy | Psychotherapy

Diane Hassall | Relationship & Psychosexual Therapy | Psychotherapy