Diane Jane Holman MBACP (Accred)
I have over 20 years experience as a senior Counsellor and Psychotherapist with BACP accreditation status. I offer sessions by telephone, online or face to face counselling.
I have seen people from all walks of life and worked with a vast range of different issues over many years. Please feel free to pick up the phone or email. We can arrange an Initial assessment and you can decide if therapy feels the right option for you.
I am trained in a number of approaches, therefore the counselling I offer is flexible. You may decide on a few brief sessions or extend counselling to suit more longer term. You may decide on CBT or an approach that feels more solution focussed? Perhaps you just need the space and time to just talk something through, or seek some clarity to a problem? Maybe you are struggling to let go of an issue and move forward? Or a past issue feels unfinished? I also work with various trauma models, including working alongside survivors of sexual assault or abuse, trauma incidents etc
Whatever the issue, your sessions are offered within a peaceful, non-judgmental, secure and confidential setting in which to talk about whatever may be troubling you .
Counselling can support you through times of feeling anxiety, depression, periods of stress, trauma, change or loss - perhaps you are feeling stuck or at a dead end in life? Counselling can enable you to live a more meaningful life, understand yourself better so you can help yourself and achieve your personal goals. It can also help with periods of transition throughout life and times of change.
It can be difficult to take that first step forward, and your contact will be treated with respect, non judgement and confidentiality. I draw on many years of experience and provide a high standard counselling service.Therapy is tailored to each individual, and can help you with a wide range of issues such as:-
- Relationship issues
- Affairs or betrayal
- Abuse & trauma counselling
- Sexual abuse
- Couples Counselling
- Family issues
- Change/Loss of direction
- Work related issues
- Low self esteem/ Low self worth
- Emotional issues
What happens when you make contact?
Your contact, whether by phone call, email or by text is welcome. You can leave a message and we can arrange a suitable time to talk. If, after discussion you decide to go ahead, we can arrange an initial appointment to talk through your issues and the reasons for coming.
An initial appointment will usually take place within a week of your enquiry. This appointment lasts for about one hour during which time you will be able to discuss what has prompted you to seek counselling, and to assess your counselling needs. This is an important meeting as it gives the opportunity to consider what kind of help you require and whether you would like to take up the opportunity for counselling. In some cases a referral to a different agency may be more suitable for your current needs. The importance is for you to have informed choices.
If you do decide to go ahead, an appointment to start your counselling sessions will be made. You may decide on short term or open ended therapy, perhaps a block of sessions?
Whatever difficulty you are facing, whether it is change, a past issue, moving forward, a current situation or circumstance that troubles you, or simply feeling stuck, you are most welcome to telephone or email to book an initial appointment, or alternatively if you have a question or query.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for many years in private practice, including counselling organisations and charities in and around Sussex and Surrey. My work and past training has covered different approaches - short term and long term one to one counselling, including EAP's and CBT. I have delivered training programmes to various organisations and successfully run group sessions too.
Since 1999 - 2011, I worked as a senior assessor, EAP counsellor and Counsellor at Horsham/Crawley based counselling organisation
From 2011 - April 2014, I worked as a senior assessor, EAP counsellor and SARC approved therapist at Dialogue Sussex Central YMCA
From 2014 May - Area Lead Lifecentre
From 2020 - Clinical Lead - Lifecentre (current)
Training and Qualifications
BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic/Integrative Counselling - 2001
CPCAB Foundation degree Psychotherapeutic Counselling - 2001
Psychology Dip. - 2015
European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – 2002
Time limited Therapy Cert. - 2003
CBT/Time limited Therapy Cert. - 2008
BACP Accreditation – October 2008
UKRCP - 2010
Cert. Group Trainer/Training -February 2000
Cruse cert - 2001
Trauma informed Approach Cert - January 2014
Trauma/Crisis Management Cert - April 2011
Online Counselling cert - May 2014
Cert. Pre-trial therapy - 2014
Couples Counselling 2015
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Experienced Abuse and Trauma Counsellor
I charge from £45 dependant on income for one-to-one therapy.
Couples therapy £70
I offer face to face, telephone and online Counselling/Psychotherapy In Billingshurst, Horsham and surrounding areas