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About me

Hi, I am Diane, a person-centred counsellor, supervisor and coach. I offer a warm and safe space for you to either explore your difficulties or to look at your ambitions; whatever you want to work on in order to create a difference

All Counsellors adopt a Counselling ‘style’ that suits their own character and way of being. As a person who is candid by nature, I have found that being honest with my clients is the most effective approach for them and is how I work. I am not a ‘fluffy’ counsellor, I am sometimes direct, very honest, but always kind and caring.

My love of helping people helps me to help you, professionally and gently. Often with humour and always with kindness.

I offer face to face Counselling to help you with any problems in your life, whatever it is, however big it seems. Additionally,  at the present time I also work via Zoom.

I welcome you to have a quick look at my website for more details of how I work and my specialist areas - www.dwtherapies.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications are:

  • Professional Clinical Hypnotherapy (Doncaster)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (Doncaster)
  • Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (Kirklees College, Dewsbury)
  • Counselling Skills (Leeds Met University)
  • Neuro Lingustic Programme Practitioner (Leeds)
  • Registered General Nurse (RGN)
  • Registered Midwife (RM)
  • Children’s Nurse(RSCN)
  • BSc (Hons) Health Visitor
  • Diploma Aromatherapy and Swedish Massage

I am a member of the  following professional bodies:

  • MBACP (Member British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Individual Counselling and Coaching £40 per session
  • Couples/relationship counselling - £40 per hour 
  • I welcome working with counselling students and charge £35 per hour

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available for early evening work Monday and Tuesday up to 7pm. 
I work alternate Wednesday, please ask for details 

Further information

Background

I have wide and varied experience, both professionally and personally. Professionally I have worked in the NHS for over 30 years, as nurse, Health Visitor and manager of services, as well as having my own private practice. I now work as a Bereavement Counsellor at Martin House Children's Hospice, Boston Spa, as well as working in my own busy private practice.

Personally I am a wife, mother and grandmother recognising the pleasures and pressures these wonderful roles in life bring. Clients are assured of complete confidentiality, and a high quality service which is delivered to meet their individual needs and requirements.

Lockton Court, Church Fenton, Tadcaster, North Yorkshsire, LS24 9UT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am passionate about supervision and love working with both students and qualified counsellors.

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