Dianne Mee | Accredited CBT psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner, Counsellor
Counselling can be so helpful in resolving emotional distress no matter the cause. I have been practising as an integrative counsellor since 2003 developing an approach that helps with depression, anxiety problems, relationship difficulties, aftermath of trauma, work stress, bereavement and more.
Originally trained in Person-Centred counselling and subsequent training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) have equipped me with the skills to deal quickly with whatever you wish to work on. In addition I have an active interest in Mindfulness as a preventative strategy useful in recurring depression. I aim to make efficient use of our time working together and depending on the nature of the problem between 6 and 15 sessions might be needed, sometimes less. The initial session will be an assessment where we will look at the best way forward for you.
Appointments are available in Worcester City Centre on Saturdays and Wednesdays (9:30 to 4pm- other days may be available on request.
I practice in the Brierley Hill area on Mondays and other weekdays - evening appointments are available,please ask.
I am registered with several Health Insurance organisations and Employee Assistance Programme providers- AXA PPP, BUPA Provider, UKS Medical Diagnostics Ltd, PMI, Corazion OH, ComPsych, CBT Health and Bodycare Clinics. It's worth checking if you have cover for funding with any of these organisations.
I also offer psychotherapy and counselling via the internet using a telehealth platform called VSee as a more secure and approved alternative to Skype. It's very easy to set up and use. I charge the same hourly rate for internet sessions however it can be very useful if you are unable to travel or are short of time.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (2006)- UCE
Diploma Humanistic Counselling (2003)- Kidderminster College
City & Guilds 7407 Stage1Teaching Certificate (2004)
PG Dip Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (2010)- Birmingham University
EMDR parts 1 to 3 (2011)
Accredited with BACP since 2005
Full accreditation with BABCP since 2014
EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner (2016)
Counsellor in private practice and Supervisor since 2003 worked for many EAPs and as a service provider to several large organisations,
Visiting lecturer in FE colleges teaching on various counselling courses to Diploma level (2004 to 2006)
CBT practitioner in NHS 2008 to 2017
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Schedule of Fees
I'll advise whether counselling or more in depth psychotherapy is most suitable for your particular problem on assessment which will take place in our first session.
Counselling: £50 per hour- will suit less complex problems- average number of sessions around 6 to 8
Psychotherapy- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and EMDR: £70 per hour- will be suitable for more complex problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Chronic Depression; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Number of sessions needed will depend on severity of problem and progress in therapy.Sessions are frequently longer-up to one and a half hours which is reflected in the fee charged.
Medical Insurance Companies/Managed Care Companies/ Occupational Health Companies where a basic initial report is required- fee charged for 1.5 hour psychotherapy session £105
A more detailed report at start or end will be charged at £130
Cancellation policy 24hrs minimum notice required. £35 will be charged for non attendance without notice.