BA. Psychology (Hons), MA. Counselling
Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist
Diane is a Hobart Psychotherapist, Counsellor and accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist. She is an experienced Relationship Counsellor and Eating Disorders and Body Image specialist.
Diane provides Psychotherapy, Counselling and Psychological services for Adults, Adolescents, Children and Families. Diane provides international training programs, workshops for organisations and schools on various mental health topics in addition to offering programs for parents and carers. Diane is also an EAP provider.
Diane's areas of expertise in working with adults include:
- Anxiety and Panic
- Eating Disorders
- Body Image and Mindful Eating
- Self Esteem and Personal Growth
- Communication Skills
- Relationship Counselling
- Social Anxiety
- Grief and Loss
- Sexual Abuse
- Childhood Trauma
- Sexual Health
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Dissociative Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Workplace Issues
- Transgender and Gender Diversity
- Cross Dressing
- Terminal Illness/Impacted by Cancer
- EAP (Employee Assistance Counselling)
Diane has a warm and respectful approach and provides a safe, supportive and non judgmental environment for clients to explore their difficulties. Diane's therapeutic approach emphasises the quality of the relationship between therapist and client as one of the most important elements of the therapeutic process.
Diane uses principles of Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is skillful in assisting clients to identify beliefs, behaviours and thinking styles that are self-limiting. By recognising patterns and increasing awareness, clients are better able to move forward and to make decisions and choices which lead to living more satisfying and meaningful lives.
Diane has developed a highly regarded Body Image and Mindful Eating Program for adults, including a Psychology of Eating Program specifically for woman pre or post Bariatric Surgery.
Diane has spent time living in New Zealand, Singapore and explored diverse cultures throughout Canada and Asia to gain cultural awareness and understanding. She has been an invited guest lecturer at the Tri Chandra Campus University in Kathmandu, Nepal as well as at the University of Notre Dame, Western Australia. Diane has facilitated international training for Play Therapy Australia in addition to designing and facilitating training in Kathmandu, Nepal for mental health professionals working with children who have experienced trauma.
Diane has written articles on the following topics:
Diane has completed a four year Psychology degree, Honours in Psychology, Masters of Counselling, four year Gestalt Psychotherapy Training and a one year advanced Certificate in Child Centered Play Therapy. Unfortunately, due to international qualification transfers Medicare and private health rebates do not apply.
To Contact Diane:
Telephone: 0487 338 103