Diane Slawinski

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MBACP (Accred) Dip. Therapeutic Counselling
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Huddersfield HD7
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About me

Hi, My name is Diane, and I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and I am Accredited by the BACP. I aim to offer warm, compassionate counselling sessions both face to face and remotely.

I work with people with a wide range of issues, but I specialise in working with people who have issues from their recent or distant past that continue to make life difficult today.

This might mean that you feel hurt by things that have happened, and you want to have your feelings heard, or it could be that find yourself repeating patterns of behaviour that you want to change, or finally, you might feel 'triggered' by people, places or situations.

If any of this feels familiar, I can help. As your counsellor, I can offer you a space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without any judgement. Often it can feel really important to have the opportunity to talk about what's going on for you and feel truly heard.

As we work together, counselling can help you to make sense of what's happened and find new ways to live your life.

As a counsellor, I can help you gently unpack your thoughts and feelings and make sense of them, this can help you to gain new insights, understand yourself and your needs and find a new way of moving forwards. 

As a previous counselling client myself, I can understand just how difficult it can be to have counselling. Trusting another person with very sensitive information can feel so scary. Because of this, I offer a free initial consultation that lasts up to 30 minutes. This gives us the chance to get to know each other a little more and you can also ask any questions that you might have. There is no obligation for us to work together after this appointment, and everything that you say will be treated with respect.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified experienced counsellor and I am an Accredited member of the BACP. This means that I work to a Code of Ethics to help ensure that I practice safely.

As part of my development, I keep my skills and knowledge up to date by taking part in regular training sessions. These have recently included:

Exploring Trauma

Treating Shame

Working with Complex Grief

Working with Relational Trauma

Bereavement Counselling Training

I currently work with individual clients from my counselling room in Marsden. In the past, I have taught Counselling Skills at a local FE college. My previous counselling roles have included working for WomenCentre (providing specialist domestic abuse counselling),  providing specialist substance addiction counselling at CHART, and counselling those affected by sexual abuse and their families at Mosaic II.

Prior to becoming a counsellor, I had over 20 years of experience in supporting people. This included working in the Probation Service, the Third Sector and Education. Throughout my career, I have supported people when they were experiencing difficult circumstances such as domestic abuse, sexual abuse, bereavement, mental illness and emotional abuse. Although these positions were in different settings, together they taught me about the importance of building relationships with the people that I work with. They also showed me just how much it mattered to be non-judgemental,  and most of all to remember that we can all be vulnerable and fallible. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular interest in working with student counsellors who are required to have personal therapy as part of their training course. 

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are £50 per session

I offer a free 30-minute initial telephone consultation without obligation. Hopefully, this will give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you might have and to get to know me a little better.

I offer a small number of reduced-rate spaces  to counsellors in training  - please feel free to contact me for details

I also offer a small number of reduced-rate daytime sessions to those on low income - please contact me for further details. 

When I work

At the moment I have availability for daytime sessions - I'm afraid that I don't have availability for evening appointments

Further information

I can offer counselling sessions to individual clients, both online and face to face.

The remote counselling sessions take place in the comfort of your own home or another area where you can have privacy. These sessions can take place over a video platform such as Zoom or over the telephone.

The face to face sessions take place at my office in the village of Marsden. Marsden has good bus and train links, and there is on-street parking nearby.

4 Brougham Road, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6BN

4 Brougham Road, Marsden, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 6BN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I am trainee supervisor, offering low-cost supervision (£20 ph) until Oct 2024 while I transition to becoming qualified.

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Diane Slawinski
Diane Slawinski