Diane Lillis | Counsellor/therapist
B36 0AN Birmingham
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Welcome! My name is Diane, I am a Integratively trained Diploma Counsellor with 14 years experience as a therapist. I offer counselling to individuals, couples and families in Birmingham, West Midlands.
I offer a safe enviroment and space to talk about what is bothering you. I will listen to you and try to find a way to help you. I use many methods, including understanding and education to help you work through and make a change. I like to help you with your personal development and adding new skills to make life more easier.
I am compassionate and caring. I will listen to you and suggest ways you could try to change and then walk you through the changes you decide to make. I will look at you holistically and I will help you to develop self preservation and how you look after yourself. Sleep is vital to good mental health and this is something I can help with.
Exploring how you think can be really interesting and looking at mindsets you may have that need updating. I use other tools like metaphors and shells/stones, timelines to look at family history and genograms to help with looking at your relationships with family.
If you would like to know more you can email me or message me to arrange a quick 10 min chat or book an assessment with me.
I work daytime and evenings from my counselling room attached to my home.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Online therapyI offer online/telephone counselling. I use a number of different ways for online counselling: webcam, skype or zoom.
Once we have booked a session I will send you an invite to join your prefered website and ask you connect before the session starts. When the appointment is due to start I will message you to say "Im ready to take your call". You can then call me. Should there be a problem with connection then I ask you to call me again or contact me on my mobile or office telephone to finish the call on the telephone.
Statement concerning the coronavirus pandemicI offer online/telephone counselling so their are no issues around coronavirus.
Face to face setting are from an therapy office attached to my home with a private door. There is a clear screen between us to add more protection and the seating is more that 2m apart.
You will be required to wear a mask when you enter, and upon leaving. As soon as you sit down you can remove your mask. Hand sanitizer is supplied and by the entrance.
I ask you to bring your own drink/tissues, a pen and notebook.
Qualifications and registrationsI am Integratively trained Diploma Counsellor (2007) which includes:
- Person Centred Counselling
- Psychodynamic Counselling
- Gestalt Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Sleep Assessment
- BACP Registered 573753
- I like working with anxiety and I find that what I offer people helps them to initially understand what is happening internally with their mind and how to help themselves.
- I'm quite passionate about working with men and anger.
- I also do quite a lot of work with work and family related issues helping people to develop self preservation and come to terms with conflict or whatever the issues are.
- I also offer innerchild work, which can take a little longer to work through.
Most common issues I support people with:I help people with:
- Anxiety/Stress (work related, relationship)
- Inner Child
- Domestic Violance
- Mental Health
- Family issues / Disputes
- Confidence and Self Esteem
- ✓ Coaching
- ✓ Cognitive behavioural therapy
- ✓ Counselling
- ✓ Couples counselling
- ✓ Emotional Freedom Technique
- ✓ Emotionally focussed therapy
- ✓ Family Therapy
- ✓ Gestalttherapy
- ✓ Integrative Counselling
- ✓ Mindfulness
- ✓ NLP
- ✓ Person-centred therapy
- ✓ Psychodynamic therapy
- ✓ Relationship Counselling
- ✓ Skype counselling
- ✓ Solution focused therapy
- ✓ Teenage counselling
- ✓ Telephone counselling
- ✓ Transactional Analysis
- ✓ Trauma therapy
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Abuse
- ✓ Anger management
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Attachment disorder
- ✓ Being a perfectionist
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Covid-19 Anxiety
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Family problems
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Feeling sad
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Obsessive compulsive disorder
- ✓ Panic attack
- ✓ Performance anxiety
- ✓ Phobia
- ✓ Post-traumatic stress disorder
- ✓ Redundancy
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Self-harm
- ✓ Sleep problems
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Trauma
- ✓ Workplace stress
- ✓ Worrying too much
FeesIndividuals: Assessment sessions are £50, Subsequent appointments are £50 for 50 min sessions
Couples counselling: Sessions are £125 for 60/70 min sessions
Family therapy: Sessions are set at £175.00 for 4 people, 80 min session. Plus expenses and traveling time.
I offer a concession for one session a week available in the daytime only. Cost to be agreed after the initial assessment session.
How I workI always suggest a minimum of between 6-12 sessions to get the best out of therapy.
Developing a good enough working relationship can take a few sessions. This is one of the most important part of therapy: being able to trust the therapist and process you are about to embark on.
Availability (Opening hours)
|Monday||7.30am - 8pm|
|Tuesday||7.30am - 8pm|
|Wednesday||7.30am - 8pm|
|Thursday||7.30am - 8pm|
|Friday||7.30am - 12.30pm|
|Saturday||10am - 12pm|
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