Diane Pagan - TA Psychotherapy and Counselling
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Initial session : free 30 minute consultation
Following sessions: £45.00
Limited reduced rate places are available for students, unwaged - please enquire
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.
Maps & Directions
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