About MeHello my name is Diane, I am a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Registered Counsellor and hold a Degree in Counselling with Distinction from the University of Bristol.
I am also an accredited Counsellor, Supervisor, and group facilitator for Cruse Bereavement Care with over nine years’ experience. In addition to this I have worked for well-known child bereavement Charity providing support to parents and their families following the death of a child. I have also experienced many personal losses myself including the unexpected and traumatic loss of my youngest Daughter. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of issues, and or challenging life circumstances.
How can counselling help?Counselling provides you with an opportunity to work through things in your life that are causing you distress and to find more satisfying and rewarding ways of living.
It may be that you are going through a particularly difficult time in your life that may be linked to relationships, work, illness, personal problems, or feelings of dissatisfaction with life in general. Suffering from a recent or past bereavement.
Counselling offers a place where you are able to to talk about anything that is bothering you, however large or small. Your concern may be about somthing that happened years ago, or you may need to talk about a particular problem that is more current. You may not even have a specific problem to bring, but are aware of unsettling feelings of unhappiness and confusion.
Whether your difficulties are long standing, or you feel you may need some support right now to help you get through a difficult time-please feel free to contact me.
My approachI am an Integrative Counsellor working from a Humanistic perspective
Practitioners of integrative counselling are trained in several different approaches. They do not believe that one approach will work for every client or in all situations.
I am able to offer you a safe and confidential space where you are given the freedom to express and explore difficult, confusing, painful emotions, or traumatic experiences in a professional and supportive way- and at your own pace.
All information disclosed during the counselling process is held in confidence.
There are some exceptions to this, which will be discussed during our first session.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a member of the BACP I adhere strictly to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
In accordance with BACP guidelines, I attend regular supervision and follow an ongoing programme of Continuing Professional Development Training.
I also hold an enhanced CRB disclosure.