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About Me

Passionate About Helping Others

Hi, my name is Diane and I am qualified to counsel adults, couples, children/young people, families and organisations, within different elements in Person Centered Counselling, Psychotherapy, CBT, Art/Craft & Sand/Play Therapies, Mindfulness, Mentoring & Coaching.

[Diane Feeney- Couns., Dip,CBT. Dip B.A. (Hons), MBACP]

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I provide a trusting relationship for my clients to share anything that comes into their thoughts, no matter how difficult or complicated it may seem. I will be there to listen. Something might come up that is embarrassing, unrelated to the main issue but remember, I will still be there to listen to where your thoughts & feelings take you. 

In your first session you are able to get an experience of what is involved.  You can then decide if you would like to go ahead with further sessions.  Generally speaking counselling can be for around six sessions. However, you may decide to have just one or two sessions or more than six.  Some of my clients have been with me for over a year dropping down to seeing me fortnightly. You can also choose to see me fortnightly from the start, if this fits in with your schedule/timetable or maybe better financially for you.  I am flexible through the week to a certain degree working during the day, evenings as well as Saturday and Sunday. Further sessions depending on the therapy required and something that suits best in relation to your concern, anxiety or worry. First sessions can be daunting for some but I will provide a warm welcome and an unconditional positive regard

Believe in yourself and you are half way there.  Then it just takes practice! 

Mindfulness & Well-Being

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I practice mindfulness most days even if it just for 5 minutes. I find it allows me to ground myself from the day and gives me an opportunity to be me. 

I provide mindfulness on a one to one basis, groups and organisations.

I look after my well-being by organising a balance in my timetable between my work life, spending time with my family and socialising with friends.  Most importantly I make sure that I have 'ME' time!  I enjoy gardening, cooking as well as arts and crafts. I play badminton on a weekly basis with a local club.

*I provide therapy through art and craft classes. Please contact me for further details.*

Experience & Qualifications

My career has led me along different pathways & I have learnt a lot about different job roles.  Along side this I have met a lot of interesting people. This is why I became interested in sociology & psychology - learning about people as well as my academic studies. 

Experienced counsellor in supporting clients with anxiety combined with ADHD, ADD and OCD.

​I have worked in various different support services including, Family Support Services, LAC, schools, colleges, universities, children's homes and prisons within the North West

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  • BACP Certificate in Proficiency & registered member (MBACP)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic Skills & Theory (CBT) Dip Level 5

  • Person Centered Therapeutic Counselling Dip Level 4

  • Degree B.A. (Hons) 2.1 Edge Hill University

  • Counselling Skills Level 3

  • Qualified Accredited Recovery Coach

  • Qualified Accredited Family Coach

  • SMART Facilitator​

  • Youth Work Level 2

  • A1 Assessor Social Care

  • Safeguarding Adults and Children from Sexual Abuse

Rape Crisis Midlands Network 
  • Level 3 Professionals working in sexual violence sector

  • Working with Women & Girls in the Sexual Violence Sector

  • Sexual Violence against Men and Boys

  • Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Supporting Survivors to Explore Suicidal Feelings

  • Coping strategies for Surviving Violence

  • Rape and the Legal System

  • Rape as a Weapon of War

  • Working with Survivors of Abuse Related to Faith or Belief

  • Couple Counselling and Therapy

  • Integrating Coaching into Therapy

  • Eating Disorders Level 2 and 3

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Continual Professional Development  

  • Understanding Birth Trauma  2023

  • Sleep Apnoea 2023

  • Understanding Mother daughter relationships 2023

  • Relationships and Shame 2023

  • Nutrition, Mindfulness and Insomnia 2022

  • Counselling and Narcissism 2022 

  • Counselling for Thyroid Health 2022 

  • Self-Compassion: Break the Cycle of Destructive & Trauma Patterns 2022

  • Fertility & stress a nutritional approach 2022

  • BACP Counselling for Transitioning in the workplace 2022 

  • Couples therapy and counselling certificate (refresher) 2022 

  • Working with Anger with Breathwork and embodiment Practices 2022 

  • Adult Safeguarding Training updated Feb 2022

  • Child Safeguarding Training updated Feb 2022

  • Anxiety on Blood Glucose and control 2022 

  • Personality Disorders in Clinical Practice 2022

  • Fibromyalgia: The role of nutrition and Mindfulness 2022 

  • Nutrition and mindfulness for the relief of anxiety 2021 

  • Long Covid Nutrition and mindfulness 2021 

  • Integral Eye Movement Therapy Part 1 & 2 2021

  • Mindfulness, Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health 2021 

  • Integrating coaching into therapy 2021 

  • BACP beyond the Pandemic 2021 

  • BACP Grief in response to Covid 19 2021 

  • Oxford College of Art & Therapies 2021 

  • EFT workshop one and two (tapping therapy) 2021 

  • Grief in Response to Covid 19 - 2021 

  • Relationships and Infertility - 2020 

  • Introduction to VR Therapy 2020

  • Integrating Art into Counselling Practice 2020

  • Changing Landscape -College/School based counselling 2020

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  • Working with professionals in the emergency services - 2020 

  • CAMHS - Refresher understanding ADHD - 2020 

  • Childhoods - ACES 2019 

  • Suicide Idealisation training 2019 

  • Naloxone Training 2018 

  • Place2Be Helping Children to Tell Their Stories 2017 

  • Place2Be Hidden Harm 1 & 2 -2017 

  • Place2Be Making Endings with Children 2017 

  • The Traumatised Inner Child 2017

  • Counselling for worries about death & dying 2017

  • UK Child Bereavement Training 'The Death of a child' 2017

  • BACP Working with Bereavement 2016 

  • Place2Be Training Sand Therapy  2016

  • Attachment Theory 2016 

  • Place2Be Training Play Therapy 2016

  • Inner Child Workshop 2016 

  • Place2Be Training Play Therapy 2016

  • Parents Protect Training 2016 

  • NHS Manchester Connect 5 CBT Mental Health 2016 

  • Circles Training (Couples & Family Relationships) 2016 & 2017 

  • Hidden Sentence Training 2016 

  • Prevent Training, 2016, 2019 & FGM 2019

  • NHS Stockport Supporting children speaking through Narrative 2014 

  • RASA Rape and Sexual Violence 2014 

  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness 2014, 2017 & 2018 

  • Eating Disorders 2014 & 2017

  • Mindfulness 2014 & 2018 

  • Autism Awareness 2013 & 2016

  • Equality and Diversity 2013, 2014 & 2015 

  • Restorative Justice 2012 & 2013 

  • Child Sexual Exploitation 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2019 

  • Risk Assessment Training 2012, 2016, 2022

  • Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviour 2012 

  • Lone Working 2012 

  • Domestic Violence Awareness 2010 & 2017

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