Diane Thomson

Diane Thomson

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - St. Albans

St. Albans AL1
Sessions from £55.00



I am able to offer sessions in person or by telephone or a mixture of both depending on your schedule.

The number of sessions may vary from a few to a more long-term approach depending on the presenting problem and need. There can be some flexibility as to different times each week if your working hours vary although generally it is preferred to have a fixed weekly time of 50 minutes.

About me and my therapy practice

I have worked as a therapist for over 20 years in the NHS, Private Practice and with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation. I have also worked in Universities in London. Apart from being accredited with the BACP I have a Masters degree and a PhD. My approach as a psychotherapist is psychodynamic, that is, I feel it is important that my clients reflect on their feelings thoughts and actions in order to have a greater understanding of themselves and how others relate to them. It also entails they gain an understanding of the influence of the past on their past and present behaviour and how to address this. The ultimate aim is to be able to move forward in their lives.

I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which focuses on challenging and changing distorted thoughts beliefs and attitudes.

Practice description

I provide telephone and face to face sessions or a mixture of the two.

My first session

The aim of  the first session is to gain an understanding of the presenting problem and uncover the issues influencing it. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, OCD, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy