About me

Available now for on-line counselling & psychotherapy via Zoom

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Hale, Altrincham. Diane offers both face-to-face sessions and online therapy via Zoom.

Diane Swaine is a qualified, trusted and caring Psychotherapist and Counsellor who is passionate about helping people deal with a variety of issues.

She has spent over 25 years counselling her clients through the challenges presented by problems such as high anxiety and low self esteem. The most important part of her work is helping people to find and address the root causes of these issues, something that her warm and authentic approach lends itself to naturally.

Diane is committed to confidentiality and places the safeguarding and wellbeing of her clients above all else.

Diane takes an integrative approach to her work, using a combination of psychotherapy, counselling and CBT to give her clients the best possible outcome. Diane believes that a holistic approach to therapy has the greatest success for the clients.

Diane can help with…

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Isolation, including self isolation and social isolation
  • Self confidence & self esteem
  • Body image
  • Cyber bullying
  • Negative impacts of social media
  • Social withdrawal
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Loneliness & isolation
  • Feelings of “never feeling good enough"
  • Traumatic events & family problems
  • Loss & bereavement
  • Depression & mental health

Training, qualifications & experience

Diane has a wealth of clinical experience in Counselling and Psychotherapy, with a background in psychology.

Diploma in Transactional Analysis (Dip TA).

Counselling and Transactional Analysis 101 Certification.

ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

In 2016, Diane was awarded the QAVS (Queens Award for Voluntary Services)

Diane has extensive training in management, mental health and social welfare.

She considers her absolute commitment to confidentiality boundaries and client care to be just as important as any of her accreditations, if not more so.

Diane worked at The Priory Hospital for many years, where she was involved in the development of services for the treatment and assessment of patients. These patients presented with a range of conditions such as anxiety, depression and addiction. Diane also helped run a social welfare charity for many years where she was instrumental in counselling families and implementing infrastructures to help maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.

Diane also provides services to schools to run workshops for students to help with issues surrounding Social Media, such as anxiety, body issues and unrealistic expectations of oneself.

Continued Professional Development (CPD):
I realise the importance of CPD for my clients and to date I have completed the following additional training:

Bereavement & Loss training.

Safeguarding, Self-harm and Drug & Alcohol workshop.

Mind or Body: What's in Charge workshop.

Menopause and Body Dysmorphia workshop.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Social Media related issues and cyber bullying


Additional information

From £60 per 60 minute session.


Monday - Friday 9am to 9pm

Weekends - 9am to 9pm

Out-of-hours service  available

Further information

I am a member of the BACP  (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and adhere to their ethical frameworks and guidelines.

Hale Village Therapy Centre
213 Ashley Road
WA15 9TB

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults