Psychotherapy Training & Accreditation
Diana began her training at North West Regional College in 2013, finishing with a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling before moving on to the International College for Personal and Professional Development in Athlone where she gained a BA(hons) degree in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
She has also completed training in couples counselling, online and telephone counselling, and is currently enrolled in the Somatic Experiencing Training programme with Somatic Experiencing Ireland.
Diana is a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and as part of her commitment to continuous personal and professional development, she attends regular seminars and workshops, and engages in clinical supervision.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Diana works from a body based psychotherapeutic approach, addressing trauma held within the body and working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties. She believes that early, unconscious patterns of disconnection deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behaviour and relationships.
Diana believes that through psychoeducation and the accompaniment and compassionate witnessing that takes place within the context of the therapeutic relationship we can renegotiate learned responses and rediscover who we truly are beneath these patterned ways of relating to ourselves and the world.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Diana has been in private practice since 2018 and in addition to individual psychotherapy and couples counselling sessions, she facilitates mindfulness meditation groups, delivers corporate wellbeing events and hosts information evenings and inner journeying workshops aligned with the major Celtic festivals.
Diana works from a holistic perspective, which celebrates the client as the hero of their own story, in a way that aims to move the conversation away from a pathologizing view of the client’s condition, presenting instead the idea of a system that is ready and able to adapt in service of the client’s survival, and honours the body’s innate ability to find its way back to healthy, adaptive self-regulation, healing and wholeness.