About Diane Adderley

Creative action and gentle talking therapy

Hello, I’m Diane, a qualified (1999) and experienced private practice psychotherapist, coach, supervisor and trainer, registered with the UKCP. I’m based in north Manchester, with consulting rooms in M25 and OL3 and if you’re in my area and would like someone to talk to about aspects of your life that you want to develop or are causing you concern, please do give me a call or send me an email. A...

Hello, I’m Diane, a qualified (1999) and experienced private practice psychotherapist, coach, supervisor and trainer, registered with the UKCP. I’m based in north Manchester, with consulting rooms in M25 and OL3 and if you’re in my area and would like someone to talk to about aspects of your life that you want to develop or are causing you concern, please do give me a call or send me an email. As I write this, in April 2017, it was only yesterday that Prince Harry spoke of how much help he had received from therapy in recent times, in coming to terms with his mother’s death. I was struck by his mention of the “two years of chaos” which preceded his search for help after many years denying there was any problem. So many of us bottle up our difficult feelings, not wanting to burden others or show ourselves to be failing to cope, fearful of being seen as failures or weaklings, struggling to avoid showing our painful vulnerability. Brené Brown, a social researcher from Texas and one of my heroines (watch her on the subjects of vulnerability and shame on TEDtalks if you don’t know her work) said “There is no creativity or innovation without vulnerability”. It takes great courage to work through our difficulties: quality listening and intervention from a good therapist can be invaluable in learning new attitudes towards oneself and life, which can in turn bring increased happiness, wellbeing and much-improved self-esteem. As all thoughts, feelings, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours arise in our physical bodies, I am passionate about holding the awareness that mind, body and spirit are not separate. All aspects of a person’s (or organisation’s) functioning must be taken into account. Social and community context, too, make a massive difference to our sense of wellbeing. In other words – I work holistically, with all aspects of the ‘whole’ person. My goal is to help my clients identify resources and strengths, explore desired outcomes and co-create between us healthy strategies and tools to diminish life stress, from whatever source, and bring the body-mind back into harmonious connection. I use a range of methods garnered from my training over the years. I was originally qualified as a psychodrama psychotherapist (psyche - the individual mind; drama – the story the psyche tells) and have supplemented this with many other methods, such as sociodrama (socius – the group; drama – the story the group tells), person-centred counselling, NLP, EFT (or ‘tapping’) from the relatively new field of Energy Psychology, and many others. Don’t worry if you don’t know what these terms mean – I’ll explain anything that’s relevant. All you need to know is that we will talk, sometimes enact scenes or conversations, use objects to make maps of your felt sense of your life. We will see how old, no-longer-useful, patterns of behaviour impact on present day life and come up with ways to change. It’s not an easy journey but it is so worthwhile. After all, you only have one life: let’s make it the best it can be for you.

Contact Diane Adderley

Phone Number
07786 891055

More About Diane Adderley

Therapy Areas
  • Abuse
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gender
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Online Counselling
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Race Issues
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Suicide
  • Supervision
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Terminal Illness
  • Training
  • Transgender
  • Workplace Counselling
Clients
  • Companies
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private Healthcare Referrals
Counties
  • Cheshire
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • West Yorkshire
Languages
  • English