Diana Stockford

Counsellor, MBACP, MA (Edinburgh)

Post-graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling: Manchester University 2012 , Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), (subscribing to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice)

 

About Me

Counselling is a process that requires active involvement from both client and counsellor.  It employs both the thinking and feeling capacities of both people and its focus is usually on relationships: past, present or the one you have with yourself. I place great emphasis in my work on attentive listening; and you can be assured that you will be heard and accepted in my therapy.

I work from a person-centred basis, (which means making you the focus of the work, and believing that we all have the ability to change and develop good mental health), as well as using other techniques, (such as psychodynamic and existential approaches and others), depending on what clients bring to therapy. 

You can bring any issue to the sessions for consideration and exploration.  There are all sorts of approaches to issues that may be taken: for instance, I may invite you to examine what is happening within the therapy itself, and this may throw light on the issues you are struggling with elsewhere: trust, control, dependence, intimacy or other issues.  A major aim in counselling is to increase awareness and understanding, and so questioning plays a large part in the process, to examine the underlying causes and meanings of your concerns, rather than ignoring or covering up.

I will help you to examine the issue you bring and think about its role in the past and present for you, through reflection and supportive challenge.  Together we will work on helping you understand what is really going on for you, and I will support you in making creative choices for the future which will help you move on, keeping you firmly in the driving seat for your decisions.

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Contact Me

Malvern Link, Malvern, Worcestershire

By phone: 07581 042 124

On email: dcmstockford@gmail.com

Or: see contact form below


"Our sessions… have made it possible for me to articulate my feelings about my situation in a way I couldn’t before"

- Client


What you can expect:

  •  An initial session to see if you feel comfortable with me to proceed with counselling.

  • Confidentiality.  Apart from my legal and ethical obligations, (to have supervision and to disclose illegal activity), I will not be revealing the content of our work to anyone.

  • I can offer you attentive, focused listening, supportive challenge and help you to make creative choices which are in your best interests.

  • Professionalism:  I am experienced in counselling a wide variety of people and issues.  You will have my encouragement and support to reach the right decisions for you.  

  • I have professional indemnity insurance cover for counselling.

Some of the issues I can help with:

Anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, loss of direction, relationship difficulties, life transition, work related stress, spiritual/faith issues

Costs

I charge £50 for a 50 minute session, normally on a weekly basis.

My experience

I have completed over 600 hours of counselling a wide variety of people, having worked for Mind, independent charities in West Yorkshire and Manchester, and as a Bereavement Counsellor at St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester.  I have also had experience of working as a Samaritan volunteer.  I live in Malvern Link and am married with grown up children.


"Thank you for listening. Having never tried any sort of counselling before, I didn’t know what to expect, but our sessions have been a huge help to me"

- Client


Let's talk

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Please use the contact form on the right - or my contact details below - to arrange a date and time for us to meet and discuss how I can help you.

By phone: 07581 042 124

On email: dcmstockford@gmail.com