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BABCP Accredited, MSc Ed Sp, CBT Dip
Available for new clients

Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Broxburn, United Kingdom, EH52
Available for new clients

Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

How Counselling Can Help

Hello.  When people come for support with a range of difficulties in their lives creating anxiety, I continue to use my passion for being able to work with clients to help create positive change.  Counselling helps at all stages of life so might just be the best emotional investment in yourself you ever made.  I will listen and work hard to reflect upon and further develop knowledge and understanding of the changes you seek as I work with you.  

I have successfully worked with a range of presentations including anxiety, bereavement, trauma,  depression, phobias, panic attacks, low self-esteem, perfectionism, relationship difficulties, assertiveness, BDD,  obsessive-compulsive disorders and self-harm.  I will bring compassion, creativity, genuineness and empathy to help you create the change in your life that you seek.  I work with both adults and adolescents.   Please also do not hesitate to contact me for support for yourself as an individual or as a couple.  If you have a disability that is stopping you from accessing counselling contact me so I can see what we can do.  If you wish to come to counselling with a family member(s) we can consider how to work with this also.  I shall do my best to return your enquiry as soon as possible and look forward to hearing from you!  Remember you can have as little or as many sessions as you feel you need but we will continue to measure your progress so that we do the best we can with what you can manage.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked to promote positive behaviour in various educational contexts when working with children and young people.  I then qualified with the COSCA Counselling Certificate in Listening Skills in 2018, followed immediately by the COSCA Counselling Diploma in CBT and groups in 2020.  I have worked for several well known and respected organisations supporting difficulty with trauma, bereavement and a range of mental health difficulties.  I am accredited with BABCP so you can be assured of my ability to provide a regulated and professional service at all times. 

Whilst being a qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) counsellor I integrate an understanding of other approaches to counselling.  Most importantly my work is tailored to suit your way of working and what you are able to do at any given time.  The CBT approach can really help you see the value of working between sessions to test out and practise the changes you seek.  I will work together with every client - whatever the challenges they face - to provide an experience of acceptance, genuineness and empathy in each and every session.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Same sex relationships.


From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

My fees are on a scale from £50 to £65.  I offer discounts for block bookings - any session with more than one person present will always be charged at a higher rate.  All session payments must be made at least 24 hours in advance.  Our first session will be a little longer at no extra charge.  I offer concessions as listed.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Unfortunately I am unable to take further bookings until October 1st thank you.

Further information

I am able to offer limited counselling sessions most evenings (not currently Thursday evening), during the day Thursday, Friday and at present most weekends.  I will try to be as flexible with you as possible and advise of any breaks in my availability.  My premises seek to offer your comfort in a quiet location and relaxed environment.  There is usually room for you to park your car in the driveway.  

Broxburn, United Kingdom, EH52

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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I have experience working with people who use wheelchairs and whilst my own accommodation has a front and back step could arrange to counsel you in your home.

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Diane Masterson

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