Diane Swanton, MSc (Psych), MBACP
There can be many reasons to look for support in dealing with the ups and downs of life. I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential counselling space so that you have a place to bring your feelings and problems and where you can be heard. Together we can explore your past experiences to better understand how these may be impacting your current patterns of behaviours. Exploring underlying issues which may be contributing to how you're feeling can help you to re-discover what makes you happy and what gives your life meaning.
I provide counselling in East Finchley.
I offer both short-term and open-ended counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, which is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am a registered member of the BACP, and I fully comply with the professional standards and ethics set out in the BACP Ethical Framework.
I also hold a Masters degree in Psychology.
Alongside my counselling practice in East Finchley, I am a member of a student counselling service at an adult education college in central London.
I have worked with people who have experienced issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual abuse, long-term physical health conditions, bereavement, eating difficulties, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts and feelings.
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
Each session lasts 50 minutes and my fee is £60 per session. Some concessionary rates are available for those on a low income.