Dionne St.Hill - MBACP
I am an Integrative Therapist bringing both a Humanistic and Psychoanalytical way of working to the therapeutic connection, I hope to nurture with you.
This means your therapeutic counselling sessions will be led by you, as you choose to explore what feels most important, be they thoughts and feelings tied to the ‘here and now’ or experiences from the past that feel like they are dominating your present.
You may be examining your life, seeking meaning, reviewing relationships or pondering your future.
As your therapist I will support you in a gentle and grounded way, as we navigate your experiences and feelings. Perhaps, you feel nothing right now, disorientated, numb and unable to connect; therapy may help you develop a deeper understanding of self, uncover your creativity, feel a sense of empowerment and realise your potential.
I am passionate about mindfulness, creative visualisation, journaling and writing for therapeutic purposes. I can, if you wish, accompany you as you use meditation to ‘turn down’ the disturbances in your mind, body and soul. You may wish to be guided toward emotional freedom and connect with your soul purpose with creative visualisation.
I am happy to join you, if you decide to connect to your life story through writing and reflection, together we will unpack as you write and bear witness to events and emotions that feel like they have shaped you.
Be it random, unedited, free flowing thoughts, stories, letters, poetry or clear biographical narratives, you can experience the freedom writing brings, releasing, creating distance and sharing stories that are inspired by you, rather than imposed by others.
I have a therapeutic interest in the emotional impact of prejudice and oppression.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
My support and therapeutic focus includes working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and the impact of trauma.
I embrace difference, diversity and identity be it cultural, racial, sexual or gender based.
Some of my work includes therapeutically supporting individuals who currently or historically sex work, those troubled by alcohol and or substance misuse or dependency; clients who may self-harm and survivors of sexual violence including rape and childhood sexual abuse.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Adult Sexual Abuse
- Historic Child Sexual Abuse
- Sex Life
- Gender Identity
- Honour Based Violence
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Wellbeing
- Creative Visualisation
- Eating and Diet
- Repeat Victimisation
- Employment and work
Therapeutic Counselling £50 per session
Couple counselling £90 per session
Group work £17.50-£25 per session
Writing for Therapeutic Purposes
I run a Creative Writing Club, all writers are welcome whether you are budding, occasional or experienced. We meet twice a month on Friday evenings 6.30-8.30pm
The session cost is £20 or £35 if both bi-monthly classes are booked together.
If you wish to explore the therapeutic power of creative writing in a small group setting, this creative writing club is for you.
Together we will go on a journey of discovery – using poetry, prose, free writing, mind mapping, fantasy letter writing, meditation and creative visualisation, to reconnect with you, name feelings and explore experiences.
Be part of an empowering creative adventure; we will discover, reframe and reauthor the stories you may have been told, by yourself or others… narratives that may no longer fit or serve you.
We will create a safe and intimate space defined by empathy, non-judgement, acceptance and freedom, as we create a unique and diverse body of work inspired by you.
You will write in a lovely peaceful room. To ensure your safety, maintain intimacy and respect confidentiality, Creative Writing Club members will be limited.
- 13th September 2019 6.30-8.30pm; 27th September 2019 6.30-8.30pm
- 11th October 2019 6.30-8.30pm; 25th October 2019 6.30-8.30pm
- 8th November 2019 6.30-8.30pm; 22nd November 2019 6.30-8.30pm
- 6th December 2019 6.30-8.30pm; 20th December 2019 6.30-8.30pm
- Experience the cathartic and healing nature of the written word
Discover ways to find your feelings and express them on page
Connect with your inner self and release memories and regrets
Allow your writing to liberate you from emotional burdens and blocks
Detangle stressful thoughts, confusion and conflict
Challenge automatic negative thoughts and replace them with powerful affirmations
One-to-one therapeutic creative writing sessions can be booked with me.