ABOUT ME

I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling that is accredited by the the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I'm a registered member of the BACP, and I work to the professional standards as set out in their Ethical Framework. I am also a qualified Specialist Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) Mentor.

Some of the issues I've worked with include: anxiety, social anxiety, work related stress/issues, redundancy, depression, bereavement, difficulties with forming and maintaining relationships, identity issues, sexuality, sex-related issues, family/partner issues and conflicts, absent parent(s), pregnancy and fertility issues including conception, miscarriage and termination; long-term health issues, AIDS/HIV, trauma, abuse, loneliness, low self-confidence and self-esteem.

I have particular experience of supporting autistic people (pre and post diagnosis as well as self-identifying). This is both as a counsellor, but also in my role as a Specialist ASC Mentor working with UK and international students in higher education. I have undertaken additional training and continuous professional development, including through the National Autistic Society and the National Association for Disability Practitioners. I have also worked with the siblings, parents and partners of autistic people. I am listed on the National Autistic Society's Autism Service Directory here.

As well as face-to-face sessions I offer remote counselling via video and telephone calls, and have completed specialised training for working in this way.

In addition to my private practice, I have experience counselling staff from across the public, private and charitable sectors, through an Employee Assistance Provider. Previously I provided Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) interventions, for staff experiencing work-related trauma at a large transport sector employer. I have also worked for two different counselling organisations in London within the charitable sector. 

 

If you would like to know more about working with me or would like to arrange a session, you can contact me on: 

07305 098556 or luisadcounselling@protonmail.com

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” 

Carl Jung

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Luisa Diaz MBACP