Hi, I'm Dianne, welcome to my website.
I'm a BACP-accredited counsellor, psychotherapist and counselling supervisor, with over 20 years' experience working with adults and young people in Ealing.
If you are considering therapy, please read on about my work and the service I can provide. Scroll to the bottom of this page or click here to contact me for an exploratory conversation.
HOW CAN I HELP?
I have experience helping clients with a broad range of issues, including:
Anxiety and depression
Loss - including bereavement, termination or miscarriage, divorce, separation or redundancy
Relationship difficulties and dilemmas
Experience of sexual, physical and emotional abuse
Workplace stress and/or bullying
Processing childhood issues such as family relationships
Sexual orientation issues
Gender identity issues, including the dilemmas around transitioning or redefining self
I also welcome enquiries from those who find it hard to define what is pushing them to seek counselling. This could be a continuing sense of emptiness, a feeling that they can make more of their life, or anything else.
Diploma in person-centred counselling (Metanoia Institute, 2001)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Psychological Studies (Metanoia Institute, 2009)
Psychology Matters certificate in Person-centred supervision (2004)
Metanoia-approved supervisor, Person-Centred BA & MSc courses
Approved viva examiner, Metanoia Person-Centred Diploma & BA courses
I qualified as a therapist in 2001, gaining accredited status in 2004, and have been working with individuals in my private practice here in Ealing since then. I have extensive experience counselling both adults and young people: I counselled in schools and youth counselling services for 23 years alongside my private practice, and welcome enquiries from or on behalf of this age group.
The type of therapy I offer is known as Person-Centred. Founded by Carl Rogers in the 1940s, it's also sometimes known as Rogerian therapy and belongs to the humanistic school of therapy. You can read more about this type of counselling here.
COUNSELLING OR STUDYING COUNSELLING?
I also offer counselling supervision - I am a qualified counselling supervisor and have been practising since 2003.
I also counsel many psychotherapy students for whom therapy is an integral part of the training, and am attempting to model best practice for them.
I'm on both the Metanoia-approved lists of therapists and of supervisors.
To download my accreditation certificate, please click here.
To read about what accreditation means and the importance of choosing an accredited therapist, click here.
If you're considering counselling and would like to discuss the options please do get in touch by email or phone, or by using this contact form.
020 8566 2004
If I miss your call I will always call back promptly - and since I know that the decision to seek counselling is a personal one, I will never tell anyone else the reason for calling back if I don't reach you directly.
WHERE TO FIND ME
Based in central Ealing, my practice is well situated to be accessible by public transport and is within easy reach of Central and West London, in particular Acton, Brentford, Chiswick, Greenford, Hammersmith, Hanwell, Richmond, Shepherds Bush and Southall.
It is a 10-minute walk from South Ealing Piccadilly line tube station and a 15-minute walk from Ealing Broadway tube [Central and District lines] and mainline station. The 65 bus stops five minutes away.
Forecourt parking is available for clients wishing to travel by car.
I regret my consulting room is not wheelchair-accessible.