Hi, I’m Dinah (she/her). I am a fully qualified counsellor and have been in practice for over 9 years. I work with a humanistic approach and being Person Centred is about recognising your uniqueness and potential. This means I am focused in seeing the person first, providing a safe confidential space that is accepting, non-judgemental and empathic. I offer a genuine therapeutic relationship for all those seeking counselling support and here to help encouraged you to explore your challenges and be there with you in working towards positive change.
I hold Senior Accredited registered membership with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS). As well as working face-to-face, I am also a qualified, Certified online and telephone counsellor and a Level 6 Clinical Supervisor in training practice.
I’ve completed many years of pastoral and family support roles in several settings and at all levels of education. My counselling background includes working with multi-agency teams and previously working with children and adults. I’ve counselled in universities and more recently, I’m working as a counsellor with the NHS and in Private Practice offering counselling to adults.
My therapy work unites all those skills and experiences gained and includes many areas covered in offering therapeutic support. Working with bereavement, grief and loss, I’ll acknowledge and recognise feelings coming in many forms, whilst understanding the uniqueness of what we experience, such as loss through life changing events, grief over a pet or loss of health, to name but a few. I work with suicidal ideation, self-harm and supporting those who are survivors of bereavement of loss to suicide.
I am able to support clients who have experienced childhood trauma and help explore connections to those feelings. In addition, supporting those who have suffered emotional and physical abuse or neglect, relationships and rupture, separation, family divide and divorce. I can help with educational stress, and associated with this, my previous support roles within schools and counselling in universities has given me an in-depth understanding of mental wellbeing linked with neurodivergent conditions such as Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia.
With LGBTQIA+, I have worked with sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, gender dysphoria, and understanding self better. I completed an Advanced Course of dedicated training in ‘Working with Trans and Gender Diverse Clients’ to best offer therapy support. In all areas of LGBTQIA+ I am committed to the continuance of maintaining up-to-date knowledge and understanding.
If you are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression, perhaps from life’s events or feelings of work-related traumas or challenges, my therapeutic work, as with all the above, offers you a safe and confidential place to explore and better understand those feelings. My therapy work can be a mix of face-to-face, telephone or online to suit your needs.
For anyone looking for personal counselling as a trainee counsellor, I can offer reduced rate fees.
I offer a free 20-minute phone or video call for you to find out more about my counselling and how I can support you.