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About me

I take pride in working with the whole mental health spectrum. Whether you have a diagnosed illness and you have been referred by a GP, psychiatrist, psychologist or another professional, or whether you have a serious, long-term difficulty that you wish to work on, or whether you simply want to concentrate on self-development, get to know yourself better, and fulfil your potential, therapy is equally effective.

Therapy is multi-dimensional, just as people are. As an integrative practitioner, I am engaging, insightful, curious, respectful, and able to design an individualised treatment programme that will suit your needs, time constraints and pocket. Whether I work with you short-term (6-12 sessions), or whether it is a longer, ongoing type of therapy, I will work to support you, discuss and understand your difficulties, and explore different ways of resolving the things that are taking up space in your mind or causing you distress.

Therapy is very much a dialogue between client and therapist. It is one where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions and experiences within the context of a non-judgemental, confidential, professional and collaborative relationship. The focus is to work on your current difficulties against a background of both your current environment, and the way in which your life and ways of thinking have been shaped by your previous experiences – from childhood through to adulthood – as these serve as a blueprint for how you live your day to day live. Our previous relationships also shape the way we interact with people on a daily basis, and will inform how we learn to make and maintain all kinds of relationships – those with friends, colleagues and family.

Through therapy, you will see patterns of behaviour and thinking emerge, and you will gain insight and understanding as to how those came about. From there, we work collaboratively to bring about self-awareness, alleviation of the things that have been dominating your thinking and behaviour, resolution, change, and encourage new, stronger coping strategies and more insightful and constructive ways of living your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working in psychotherapy for over 6 years. My background encompasses both the private mental health sector, and the NHS Mental Health Trust, working both 1:1 and in groups, and includes working in therapeutic communities. I have also worked for a mental health charity and as a student counsellor at an inner London university, so I have seen a diverse range of clients from many differing backgrounds and cultures, and worked with a wide range of presenting problems throughout my career. I continue to work with a wide variety of clients and presentations.

I work integratively, meaning that I am able to draw on many different elements of psychotherapy in order to tailor the therapy to each individual’s needs. By working this way, the whole of my attention is on you as a person and what your needs may be at that particular moment, rather than on following a set of pre-determined steps. I have an easy, sensitive, relational approach, and I work very much in collaboration with each individual. I focus on each client’s present difficulties against a background of their past, looking specifically at their early relationships and environments, and helping them to create links between their past and their present to bring about understanding of why the difficulties they are experiencing may have occurred. I am experienced in weaving CBT and more cognitive elements into the therapy and find that the integration of all these elements of therapy, used appropriately, can make for a life-changing experience for each client, whether the work is short-term (up to 12 sessions), or open-ended.
My previous corporate career in Microsoft has also given me much insight into the high levels of stress, and the weight of expectations, that many people experience in their day-to-day working lives, and the effects that this can have on their relationships both in and out of work, and on their health in general. Hence, I also maintain strong connections with other medical and mental health specialists, complementary practitioners, and professionals from the business sector.

Qualifications:

  • BACP Registered Psychotherapist
  • MA in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, RSPP, London
  • MSC in Psychology, Westminster University London
  • Certificate in CBT, The Grove, London
  • Certificate in Psychosexual Studies, Tavistock Institute
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis, Metanoia Institute
  • Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, SPCP, Regents College
  • MBA, INSEAD.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

The initial consultation is free of charge, with the ongoing fee negotiated during the session.

Some concessionary fee therapy is available for psychotherapy students or clients on benefits. Please contact me via the counselling directory link, or via the website. I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours (or on Monday if you contact me over the weekend).

I now have new evening, daytime and online appointments available - please contact me for details.

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

Isn’t it odd that the things we think about the most are the ones we seldom talk about? We are built to communicate with others, and we generally do so on a day-to-day basis. Now, with email, SMS, numerous apps on our smartphones – as well as good old-fashioned phone-calls and catching up for a chat, communication has never been easier. So why is it that we are unable to talk about some of the more difficult, uncomfortable – or frankly all-consuming, terrifying and inexplicable – things that are going on in our heads?

Mental health is finally getting the attention it needs in the press – it’s good to talk, to share, to communicate, to express our feelings. But we know that sometimes, with some things, talking with friends or family isn’t an option, or isn’t quite enough. What happens when you don’t quite know where to turn? This is where therapy can help. Therapy isn’t just something that is confined to the realms of the psychiatric any more: it has evolved a great deal, and there are now many effective approaches to dealing with whatever difficulties you may experience. So, isn’t it about time that your mental health became as important as your physical health, and that seeing a therapist was as acceptable as seeing a personal trainer, or getting some coaching, or seeing your GP for a physical complaint?

Kelmscott Road
Battersea
Clapham Junction
London
SW11 6QY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages French, Italian

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I now have new evening, daytime and online appointments available - please contact me for details.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme
Diane Rodin MBACP, Depression & Anxiety Therapist /Counsellor, CBT & Integrative

Diane Rodin MBACP, Depression & Anxiety Therapist /Counsellor, CBT & Integrative