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TA Psychotherapy and Counselling

About me

I offer short and long term psychotherapy and counselling in a relaxed, private setting in Chorlton.

Do you need space to stop and reflect? Time to talk, focus on you? Symptoms highlighting that life isn't how you really want it to be, may include feeling depressed, anxious or stressed, lonely or isolated, angry or overwhelmed. You may need to make sense of the impact of a major life event, such as a bereavement, a birth, a relationship breakdown, an illness or a career change. You may feel the need to explore unresolved issues or painful memories from childhood.

I value the importance of establishing trust and building the therapeutic relationship, and I bring enthusiasm, empathy, creativity and humour to my client work.

Psychotherapy is suitable for anyone who wants to work on personal issues, resolve emotional conflict, make changes and move forward in their lives.

Therapy gives you the space to explore what may be troubling you, in a safe, respectful, confidential and non judgemental way.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed a four year training course in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy (2004-2008) and hold a diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.
I am a member of UKATA and BACP, attend supervision regularly, and am fully insured.

I deeply believe that wellbeing and creativity go hand in hand. For the past 15 years I have worked with individuals and community groups, facilitating creative and therapeutic workshops in mental health settings, hospitals and schools, with people from all walks of life.

Prior to this, during the 90's, I worked with international sports brands as a design consultant before realising that I found people more interesting and rewarding to work with than products! My own personal therapy journey inspired me to train as a psychotherapist.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial session :  free 30 minute consultation

Following sessions:  £55.00

Further information

Transactional Analysis is an approach used in psychotherapy, counselling and other areas, with individuals, couples and groups.  TA enables us to make sense of our unique personal history.  Why are we like we are?  How do we feel and think?  How do we relate to others?

The therapist and client take joint responsibility for working on the changes you want to make - we are on the journey together.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of therapy with me, please telephone or email anytime. If I am unable to answer your call, I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.

Thanks, Diane.

Manchester, M21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults