Hello and a warm welcome, I'm Diane and I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer a safe, confidential and reflective space to help you to explore your thoughts, feelings or any issues that may be causing you distress or confusion. My focus is on building a therapeutic bond which will enable us to work patiently together as I support you in finding ways to move forward, at your own pace.
I believe that every individual has the potential to grow. My aim is to provide you with an empathic, non-judgemental space to ensure that you feel valued, respected and listened to, helping you to develop an enhanced awareness of self which can lead to growth and change in behaviour and outlook.
Working as an Integrative Therapist means that I use a number of different therapeutic approaches and techniques to tailor your needs. I have experience of working with a variety of issues; including anxiety, abuse, bereavement, depression, intrusive thoughts, low self esteem and relationship issues.
I offer face-to-face counselling at a calm location in the village of Kinver, South Staffordshire. I also offer online counselling, via Zoom or telephone. Online or telephone sessions are a good choice if you feel you would struggle to fit a series of face-to-face sessions in to your schedule, or find it difficult to travel.
Having experienced counselling myself, I understand how daunting it can feel sometimes, when taking those first steps in choosing a counsellor that feels right for you. I offer a free no obligation consultation, via online or telephone. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions, we can explore the possibilities for working together, where I can provide you with further information so you can decide if you would like to book further sessions.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions; I aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
FdA - Integrative Counselling - Newman University
NCFE Diploma in Counselling and Theoretical Studies
I am committed to engaging in regular CPD courses and workshops, this ensures that I maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills needed to provide a professional service to my clients.
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
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Each session is 50 minutes.
I offer Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-Limited counselling.
The frequency of sessions is your choice, however, therapy is most effective with regular sessions, these are typically carried out weekly or fortnightly. This can be discussed during our first meeting.