Life can be very challenging at times full of ups and downs. We can get stuck and overwhelmed in certain situations and this is when psychotherapy and counselling can help.
For many years Diana worked in the City of London in a corporate and high pressured environment, she has an understanding of how the challenges of working in the City can sometimes trigger addictive behaviors, anxiety or depression.
Diana’s experience of seeing people get better when they learn to see themselves and their world differently gives her great joy and satisfaction, she see how shifts happens in the lives of her clients. This is a gradual process which she gives full attention and dedication by providing a warm, non-judgmental and supportive environment where work can then begin by looking in depth at the needs of her client’s life difficulties and take the necessary steps towards the healing of emotional, mental and existential dis-ease.
Diana sees therapy as a collaborative, supportive working relationship. Her aim is to provide a distinctive space to make sense of what is going on in the life of her clients and the way they are feeling, enabling them to confront their anxieties and negative thoughts and to make decisions about how to live life and deal with life problems in their own way.
By working in partnership with her clients and building a trustworthy relationship allows the opportunity to really shed light on the difficulties her clients face and explore the possibilities and choices available to them, to seek a way to live life more fully and to take active steps towards change and transformation.
Diana’s clinical approach is integrative; however she leans towards an existential perspective. Whilst the importance of past events, and relationship patterns or dynamics are integral to the person you are today, it is how you come to clarify and understand those events from the perspective of the present that will enable you to move forward.
Existential psychotherapy encourages a philosophical enquiry into life experience and relationships; it is a practical and relational approach which involves working with your real lived experience rather than interpretations based on theories and models of the mind. We are invited to consider our values, and what really matters to us, to examine our lives, and inspire us to live courageously, responsibly, and with authenticity.
She works both short and long term, depending on the needs of her clients. She maintains a few slots at a reduced rate for those on limited income or benefits, these are limited but please enquire for details.
Diana is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Reg number 378931) and adhere to its code of ethics and complaints procedures.
She is committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and regular supervision of her practice. She maintains professional indemnity insurance