About me

Hello I'm Diane, as a professional counsellor I provide a safe, empathic, non judgmental and confidential environment in which you can share and explore whatever may be troubling you.   By listening and paying special attention to what you are saying I gain insight into your world,   together we unravel any confused thoughts, feelings and beliefs, helping you to develop a greater understanding of yourself, your life and your relationships, empowering you to take control over your future.

I am available to work with Adults, Couples, Young People, Children from the age of 10 years and Older People, I have comfortable and relaxing Counselling rooms in both Lincoln & Louth.

I have over 10 years experience, which equals thousands of counselling hours and I am experienced and trained in a wide range of Counselling issues such as:- Trauma, PTSD, Abuse (recent or historic), depression, anxiety, stress (inc work related), Couples and relationships, bullying, family issues, divorce, separation, low self esteem & confidence and many others.

I am also an Eating Disorder Master Practitioner/Therapist working with those affected by:- Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Obesity and other forms of Disordered Eating, I also work with the carers and loved ones of those who are affected by Eating disorders.

I work with clients from all across Lincolnshire such as Lincoln, Louth, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Market Rasen, Tealby, Caistor, Mablethorpe, Horncastle, rural areas and many other areas across the UK.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have gained extensive counselling experience through my client’s in both my private practice and a variety of settings such as:- Psychiatric Hospitals, Prison, Low secure unit, Children’s Rehabilitation Centre, Residential Addiction Treatment Centre, YMCA, ISAS (Incest & Sexual Abuse Survivors), Rape Crisis, Women’s Aid, Sure Start Centres,  CASY (Care & Support for Young People) and Schools.

Professional Memberships
I am a Registered member of BACP British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am working towards accreditation. The Ethical Guidelines for Counselling and Psychotherapy can be viewed on the BACP website.

Training & Qualifications
Introduction to Counselling Concepts.
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Advanced Certificate in Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Eating Disorders & Nutritional Interventions

KR Trauma Support
Understanding & working with the Psychological Impact of Traumatic Incidents

Lindum College
Certificate in Counselling Couples

GamCare Working with Problem Gambling
Working with Rape and Sexual Violence
Working with Bipolar Disorder
Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
Person-Centred/Humanistic Therapy
Transactional Analysis
Working with Children & Young People
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Grief & Loss
Personality Disorder-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Rape Crisis Core Training
Normal and Abnormal Child Development
Attachment Theory
Communicating with Children
Working with Challenging/Difficult Behaviour
Reading Behaviour & Responding
Body Language
Physical and Emotional Affects of Stress on Workers
Team Dynamics as Support
Self Support, Relaxation and Breathing Techniques
Self-Harm Awareness
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Working Together to Safeguard Children & Young People
Domestic Violence-developing awareness and responses
First Aid
Respect for People, diversity learning programme
Level 2 Health & Safety in the work place
Introduction to working with survivors of Sexual Abuse  Part One    ISAS
Working with survivors  Sexual Abuse  Part Two
Introduction to Gestalt Therapy
What counsellors need to know about Memory
Working with Dreams
Understanding Dissociation (First Person Plural) ISAS
Debriefing following critical incidents
Difficult Dangerous & Disturbing Behaviour
Vulnerable Adults
Creative Communication
CBT-Compassionate Therapy
Anorexia Nervosa
Binge Eating
Eating Disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS)
Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with



Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees upon request


Evening and day time appointments available

12 Nichol Hill
LN11 9NQ

Great Northern House
Great Northern Terrace

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

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Diane McCarthy

Diane McCarthy