About Diane

I am an experienced counsellor, qualified for 21 years as well as a registered, independent social worker. I believe in the power of naming what troubles us, being healed by nature and contact with animals. In my view, our social context is vital to our mental well-being, for example if facing unemployment, stress or debt, it is hard to feel optimistic. Connecting to others can broaden our perspective and expand our horizons. 
Therapy can help as you can speak about your unique experience, explore familiar relationship patterns, listen to your heart and understand what makes you tick. It gives a chance to heal past hurts. 

Calm
Curious
Equine therapist
Non-Judgemental
Open minded

Specialisms

Diane's Rates

Video

£50.00 (Individual)
£60.00 (Couples)

Phone

£50.00 (Individual)
£60.00 (Couples)
Diane

Get to Know Diane

Why did you choose to become a therapist?

I was interested in politics and sociology as a young adult - the impact of society on individual identity. I lost my father suddenly when about to go to University and both have shaped my choice of career - first as a Social Worker and then as a counsellor, as I am familiar with the unpredictable and interested in growth and resilience.

Why do you think integrative therapy is the most effective form of therapy?

It enables a wider range of resources to be available that I can tailor for each person I work with. It helps me to maximise my effectiveness with a range of people.

How would you describe your therapy session & approach?

I am curious about other people's stories and experiences. My approach is to notice what I see and hear and to offer my reactions in the moment to see if there is any similarity with other significant relationships? I summarise and reflect back what I hear to make sure I understand and I offer an alternative perspective. I encourage resilience and existing sources of support. I work with other therapists, both human and equine in group sessions.

What are your Top 3 professional achievements so far?

I became a Practice Educator in 2019 for trainee Social Workers - I enjoy supporting others to be ethical and work to high standards. I qualified as an Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist in 2019 - bringing together my love of horses and my wish to help others. Setting up my own Private Therapy Practice has been a personal goal and one I am proud to have achieved.