Diane Wynne - BSc Honours Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP
Life can sometimes leave us feeling stuck, or on our own. You don't have to be alone in this. I'm here for you to help you talk things through. It takes a lot of courage to come to counselling, and we tend to do it because we're in pain or fear. At the root of all this is a part of ourselves that has been hurt, usually in early life - hence this part is known as the "inner child". Our inner child can remain hurt and frightened long into adult life, continuing to affect us by keeping us stuck in patterns of painful situations and anxieties.
Therapy can put us in touch with our inner child and heal the original wounds that continue to cause the pain. The thought of doing this can in itself be very frightening; we all have feelings and/or memories that are painful, and we fear being overwhelmed by them. However, it's a bit like peeling an onion - we look at things a little layer at a time, to the extent that you want to. So you are always in control, and every insight helps to reduce the pain.
People wonder what counselling and psychotherapy are about, and what the difference is. Well it's simple really; counselling is about talking through a particular issue to gain clarity about thoughts and feelings, while psychotherapy focuses more deeply on the limiting beliefs that are "programming" us outside of our awareness and holding us back. The mind has a great wisdom of its own, and knows if and when to show us what is in the unconscious. Gaining insight can be a great release, and when we change our thoughts we can change our whole life.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Hons in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Middlesex)
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (PCI College Dublin)
Licenced NLP Practitioner (Irish Institute of Neuro Linguistic Programming)
Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I have worked in Cruse Bereavement Care, Save our Sons and Daughters and Samaritans.
Apart from being highly qualified, I bring my own personal qualities that cannot be learned - intuition, compassion, insight and non-judgemental listening.
I use a range of psychotherapeutic approaches - here's a brief explanation of what they are:
- Cognitive Behavioural:
- Using CBT techniques to manage and counteract unhelpful thoughts and beliefs
- Person Centred:
- Recognising, honouring and valuing the unique individuality of each person
- Detecting themes and images that provide insight into what the unconscious mind is telling us
- Accessing the wisdom that is also held in the unconscious mind.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Session fee is £40 an hour. Concessions may apply.
Notice of cancellation is required 24 hours in advance.
I also run workshops for groups on subject areas including building self esteem, understanding our own emotions and connecting with our own inner child.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am based at 16 Church Street Portadown BT62 3LQ. My premises provide a pleasant, safe and relaxing space.
I see clients in the evenings and at weekends as well as during the day
Types of client