Hello. My name is Diane. I am an Integrative Counsellor and I believe that therapy is a unique journey, like no other, and no two journeys are alike.
In our lives there are times we feel stuck, low, distressed or maybe find ourselves at a loss to know how to move forward, and we need some support. People come to therapy with individual needs or concerns, living with different circumstances, from a range of backgrounds and yet what we all share is the desire to shift something.
Therapy can be a transformative process, working out what is going on can be hard to figure out alone. Creating a space for you where we can both learn to listen, attune with what may be coming up for you, from the past, present, physically, with nuances and felt sense, can be an important part of the work we do.
Therapy can help us with our relationship with ourselves, in our relationships with others as well as supporting us in how to move forward in our lives. The relationship between the two of us, and its unique nature, I see as essential to the therapy process.
My counselling approach is an integrative one, which means than I use more than one approach to support you to meet your individual need. Integral to my approach is to embrace an inclusive, culturally sensitive and a holistic way for the two of us to work together.
I aim to provide a confidential, warm and non-judgmental space for you to be able to safely explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions. I invite the creative into the room and welcome you to bring your inner resources, creativity, imagination, writing, whatever may assist our work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Higher Education Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Cross Cultural Counselling
RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills
BA Hons Communication Studies
I provide long and short-term counselling on a one-to-one basis, and work with individuals from 18 years upwards. I have range of experience gained both in private practice and working for voluntary agencies.
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
Issues of Identity
£40.00 per hour (1 hour appointments)
I have some concession spaces for people on low income
Monday– Friday: daytime and evening appointments
I am currently working online.
If you would like more information, you can contact me on 0796 000 7421 or you can email me.
I would be honoured to be a part of your journey.