RSHom BACP BSCAP PgDip Counselling & Hypnosis
Diana offers hypnotherapy, homeopathy, counselling and hypnobirthing at Acorn Health. In her early career, Diana worked as a state registered nurse before retraining as a midwife. Initially she worked in the local hospital birth unit and then in the community. In order to support her clientelle better, Diana undertook further training in Client Centred Counselling at the University of Hertfordshire. Diana trained as a homeopath in 1994 and has over twenty years experience in the field, and having experienced the benefits of hypnosis herself, Diana undertook further training in hypnotherapy at University College London (UCL) in 2004. Diana is a registered and insured member of:
- The Society of Homeopathy
- British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)
- British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH)
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To book an appointment with Diana at Acorn Health please call her directly on 07595 693230.
Diana has presented to the BSCAH (British Society for Clinical & Academic Hypnosis) National Conference. In addition, she has taught at the BSCAH on Clinical Hypnosis for health care professionals at the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology from January 2009 to 2013, specialising in Hypnosis for Infertility & Childbirth.
Diana has written a Chapter on Hypnosis for Childbirth in an academic book on Hypnosis, published by Wiley, The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis: Theory and Practice.
Hypnosis can be defined as an absorption in inner experience, which, together with appropriate suggestions, can facilitate helpful changes in thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Furthermore, hypnosis can facilitate physiological change and has been shown to be effective in treating individuals with a variety of difficulties.
These conditions include:
- IVF preparation
- Hypnosis for childbirth
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Chronic pain
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Anxieties, fears and phobias
- Habit control e.g. weight loss and maintenance, stopping smoking, trichotillomania (hair pulling) and nail biting.
Hypnosis for Birth Training
Hypnobirthing teaches you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts. A hypnobirthing course will teach you and your birth companion the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will not be in a trance or sleep state. You will be aware, fully in control and profoundly relaxed.
Diana was a midwife for many years within the NHS and in the community. She combines this knowledge with her expertise as a Hypnotherapist to provide a very comprehensive course for you and your birth companion. This course will give you all the obstetric knowledge and tools that you need to birth confidently and with ease.
Diana teaches The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme which is relevant to UK midwifery practices.
A skilled counsellor with over 25 years experience, Diana incorporates psychodynamic and behavioural approaches to provide treatment bespoke to you. She offers a safe, confidential, supportive space for you to explore your feelings.
Diana’s experience as a trained hypnotherapist is a useful adjunct to counselling. Together you and Diana can commence a journey towards a more empowered, contented way of being.
Diana offers counselling sessions for anxiety, managing stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and phobia resolution.
- 1 hour counselling session – £50.00
- Counselling with hypnotherapy session (1.5 hrs) – £75.00
- Group class (max 4 couples- 2.5 hrs) – £250.00 per couple
- Individual class (Home visit available)- £400.00 per couple
Please note: To secure your place on a hypnobirthing course, a deposit of £100 is required. The full balance is to be paid at the first class.
Cancellations and Missed Appointments
Please give at least 48 hours notice to change or cancel an appointment. The full fee will be payable if an appointment is missed.
To book a hypnotherapy, homeopathy or hypnobirthing appointment with Diana, please call her on 07595 693230.