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MBACP, Registered Integrative Counsellor

About me

Hello, and a warm welcome.  I'm Diane, and I am a friendly, 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.  For me, the relationship between client and counsellor is very important and that you feel comfortable. 

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 change and growth 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, relationship issues and more.

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 will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, 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 your first session.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my page.  If you have any questions or think that I may be able to help, then please do feel free to contact me; 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

NCFE Counselling

Safeguarding

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.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

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.

Kinver, West Midlands, DY7

Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

My therapy room is situated on the first floor and may not be suitable for clients with mobility difficulties.