Diane Paterson

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MBACP Accred Counsellor Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Cert Ed
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Sherborne, DT9
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

At times our lives become stuck. I am passionate about offering people the chance to move on with their emotional needs. As your therapist, I offer you support through a caring therapeutic relationship where you can explore your problems. The therapy may lead you on a journey to help give you insight into your life as it is now and how you can bring change to your life in a positive way.

Training, qualifications & experience

I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics ensuring confidentiality, best standards of practice by maintaining monthly clinical supervision and continued professional development.  I work in a humanistic, integrative, person centred way. Including CBT, Solution Focused, Creative Therapy.

  • Cert Ed Polytechnic South West/Plymouth University
  • Advance Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB                   
  • Counselling for Children, Young People and Young Adults - Counselling Mind Ed
  • BACP Certificate of Accreditation Counsellors/Psychotherapist - BACP
  • Diploma in Supervision - Iron Mill College Exeter
  • Child Protection Training - Bridgewater College                                   
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education, Preventing Radicalisation, Online Safety, Safeguarding Essentials, Data Protection Briefing, Equality & Diversity Briefing
  • Sexual Abuse Training Part 1/2  - with Barnardo's                                   
  • Young People who Self-Harm  -  Charlie Waller Trust                             
  • Trauma and the Body - Norma Howes                                             
  • Bereavement & Loss - Charlie Waller Trust                                       
  • Supporting LGBT Young People - Somerset Sexual  Health Training Programme
  • Private Health Care Registered - BUPA, AXA, AVIVA
  • DBS  Clearance - 2019             

I am a very experienced professional Counsellor/Psychotherapist who has been practising since 2003. I have worked in education for over thirty years.  I work in schools, with employers and in private practise in Sherborne.  I also work as a Restorative Justice Practitioner for Young Offenders in Somerset.                 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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


£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health

Additional information



Please contact me for supervision fees.

When I work

My availability - Monday to Friday during the day and evenings. I am also available for home visits.

Further information

I can also offer workshops in:

Bereavement, Anger Management, Building Self - Esteem, Mindfulness, Stress and Anxiety, Work Place Bullying, Clinical Supervision, Learning to live with Covid

Sherborne, DT9

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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In person

I am a BACP Accred Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Supervisor with over thirty years of experience in Education and Mental Health.

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Diane Paterson
Diane Paterson