Dianne Foy

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Houston, Renfrewshire, PA6
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About me

Hi - I'm Dianne and I'm a person-centred counsellor, based in Houston, Renfrewshire. 

I offer counselling to clients via telephone, Zoom or face to face, with both daytime and evening appointments available.

How can counselling help?

Counselling is a relationship between client and counsellor that is confidential, non-judgemental and, most importantly, focused on you.  Unlike other well-meaning people in your life, I won't tell you what to do or bring my own feelings or issues into our work together.  Often experiences from our past can intrude on our lives in the present and it is my role as a counsellor to be alongside you as you process these experiences.

How does it work?

I offer a free initial session, via Zoom or telephone, to discuss what you are seeking from counselling and to find out if I am the best person to work with you.

Subsequent sessions are usually then weekly, via Zoom, telephone or face to face, depending on the client's preference. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a postgraduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Strathclyde and I previously undertook training in psychodynamic counselling. 

I worked within services in Paisley and Greenock which offered low and no-cost counselling to clients between 2017 and 2020, gaining a great deal of experience across a broad range of issues. I have had my own private practice since 2020. 

I bring experience from previous working and volunteering roles I have held.  My experience working as a manager and as a Union representative in a large public sector organisation has informed my work supporting clients who are dealing with issues at work such as bullying and harassment.

I have worked and volunteered in a variety of different organisations, including ones working with survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence, working with vulnerable families and children, working within communities with high levels of poverty and unemployment and working within communities disproportionately impacted by environmental and public health issues.

I believe I have gained a strong understanding and empathy for many of the challenges that life can throw at us.

Member organisations

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

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£50 per hour

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have some daytime and evening availability.

Further information

I am based in Houston in quiet, self-contained private space with parking outside.

I consider requests for home visits on a case by case basis. This is usually for older clients, those with mobility issues or those who would have difficulty accessing counselling in any other way.

I work in a person-centred way, which means that I am led by what the client brings to the sessions.  I will enable deeper exploration of issues, but the client is always in control of what they are prepared to speak about.  I will also regularly review with the client whether they are finding the work helpful and anything I can do to tailor it better to their needs.

My work is also informed by psychodynamic and attachment theory - often what is troubling us in the present has connections to what has happened to us in the past and what relationship we have had with our primary caregivers.

Houston, Renfrewshire, PA6

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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On-street parking is available outside the premises. Access to my counselling space is across fairly flat ground, which is surfaced with stone chips. The building itself has a single small step up into it.

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