Diane is a passionate advocate of clear communication. Talking, simply talking, can help us make sense of that sometimes troublesome, confusing and perplexing thing we call ‘life’ … in other words, shed light on it. Working with what presents today in our lives can lead to a deep understanding of how we find ourselves in a place we did not expect, how we ‘work’ in the world and how we can, with assistance, accept and work towards changing our life direction and live with more freedom, choice and joy.
s a uniquely skilled Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Diane brings a broad professional repertoire and understanding of corporate culture to her work, following 25 years’ experience in the corporate publishing industry.
Diane uses a holistic approach to therapy and is trained in Process Oriented Psychology. Additional training and experience in Grief, Substance Use, Addiction and Relationships, enable Diane to assist you to nurture personal and professional relationships in our fast-paced world. In this way you can develop, establish, and sustain relationships that foster collaboration and co-operation.
Diane has completed postgraduate training in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is a Trauma-informed therapist, Systemic and Family Constellation practitioner, and has also undertaken extra training and professional development in EMDR, Gestalt, and Process Work. This intensive study and on-going Professional Development and Supervision assist and enhance her knowledge of human behaviour.
Psychotherapy is about deep personal change and growth and together with a holistic counselling approach Diane welcomes the opportunity to work with you.
Psychotherapy and Counselling
Why did this have to happen? How will I go on? How can I go on? I can’t take this for much longer …the distress and anxiety are unbearable. We often find we are living our lives in quiet desperation. Be it grief, loss, relationship problems, all we see are lost opportunities. Ultimately, we become depleted.
Psychotherapy and counselling help validate experiences and provide a safe space to be open and authentic; to disclose the secrets and let light flow in; to address the fight, flight or freeze cycle.
Counselling is about partnership, and psychotherapy is about working with your emotions and feelings, gently directing them to a longer, deeper and more spacious perspective of your life and life experience. Rumi’s poem, The Guest House, gives a powerful analogy:
Systemic and Family Constellation
Diane is a trained Systemic and Family Constellation Practitioner. This work acknowledges the impact our family system has on our lives, particularly ancestrally. This extraordinary way of working allows respect to be present for all members of the family system –no one is excluded.
A powerful process, it allows the individual to find their place in the family system. This offers clear insights and understanding about the past, at the same time allowing us to be present to our lives today and to move into the future with clarity.
Business, work, and our relationships within these frameworks present their own unique set of challenges; we can choose to be a leader with integrity, give 100%, or simply pass the time waiting for our salary. What if we were really passionate and enthusiastic about our work and the people with whom we spend a large part of the lives?
Utilising the Thinking Partnership Program we can be directed to our next steps with clarity.
Mentor on Addictions and Substance Use
Diane has significant experience mentoring and working with people and families affected by addiction – alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling and work.
Addiction is progressive and can be fatal. It is a family disease that destroys families and other close relationships.
By remaining in denial, the problem will continue to spiral out of control. Awareness and action are the first step in the journey of recovery for all involved.
Diane has been influenced by Gestalt therapy. ‘Gestalt’ is a German word, which roughly translated, means ‘the whole’. It implies wholeness and comes from a place of curiosity about the client’s life experience, promoting healing and wholeness.
The emphasis is not only on talking about what has happened, but fully experiencing what is (right now), and allowing the emergence of possibility and change. I have found this to be a gentle and enlightening way of working
Our desire to be heard and validated in life is critical to our well being when life becomes difficult or challenging and changes are on the horizon.
Diane’s practice is located in Balmain in Sydney’s Inner West. Diane welcomes the opportunity to work with you.
Email Diane at email@example.com if you would like to ask any questions prior to booking an appointment or to discuss any questions you may have. To book a 60 or 90-minute consultation, the BOOK NOW button at the top of the page is the easiest method to use. We are located in Balmain in Sydney’s Inner West. Diane is available for face-to-face or zoom consultations. During Covid restrictions all sessions will be via zoom.
Mobile: 0452 532 041
New Consultation Rooms: Suite 8, 340 Darling Street Balmain, NSW
Postal address: PO Box 16, Rozelle NSW 2039
ABN: 68 651 246 114
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