Diane Hassall | Individual & Couples' Counselling | Sex Therapy

Diane Hassall | Individual & Couples' Counselling | Sex Therapy

Reigate
Surrey
RH2

Redhill
Surrey
RH1

07927 975864

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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 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...

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

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Decluttering / hoarding
  • Depression
  • Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
  • Low self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Separation and divorce
  • Stress, including school, university and work-related stress
  • Trauma

Relationship therapy
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
  • 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 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)
  • Intimacy
  • 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

Hoarding / decluttering
You might have a hoarding disorder if you:

  • Keep or collect items that may have little or no monetary value, such as junk mail and carrier bags, or items you intend to reuse or repair
  • Find it hard to categorise or organise items
  • Have difficulties making decisions
  • Struggle to manage everyday tasks, such as cooking, cleaning and paying bills
  • Become extremely attached to items, refusing to let anyone touch or borrow them
    have poor relationships with family or friends.

It’s estimated that between 2% and 5% of adults in the UK may have symptoms of a hoarding disorder. So you’re not alone.

I will give you both emotional and practical support needed to overcome hoarding. I can help you understand why you started hoarding, why you find it difficult to get rid of stuff and learn strategies to overcome your acquiring and hoarding. And I will roll up my sleeves and help you declutter your home too!

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.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

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Fees

My fees are:

  • Individual counselling/psychotherapy: £50 per session

  • Individual psychosexual therapy: £55 per session

  • Couples' relationship and/or psychosexual therapy: £65 per 50-minute session or £80 per 75-minute session

  • All other relationship therapy: £65 per 50-minute session or £80 per 75-minute session

I believe that counselling should be accessible to everyone who wants to commit to self-exploration and overcoming their challenges, so fees are negotiable for those on very low incomes.

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Maps & Directions

Reigate, RH2
Redhill, RH1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday daytime and evening

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme