I met Di having been referred by my G.P. & supported by my company's Private Healthcare scheme (Aviva). Before I met Di, I was highly sceptical of any 'counsellor' being able to assist me... 'why would I need counselling eh!'.... well I can tell you... what a revelation it was! Di put me at total ease and over the hours we spent together discussing all my issues, never once did I feel i was being patronised or it was a waste of time.... I would regularly feel that I was in fact just talking to myself in a mirror, when in fact Di has a superb ability to make me feel like that, when actually we are in a room together!... When driving to the appointment, I would regularly think - 'Now what on earth am I going to talk about for one whole hour?'... however the conversations were never stilted always totally supportive and in fact a total breath of fresh air to be very honest! If you are seriously thinking of seeking counselling, but not sure what to expect, talk to Di beforehand, make a connection and I'm sure she will be able to support you, just like she has with me Di is a fantastic Senior Counsellor who without even knowing it, put me at ease, allowed me to talk through some issues and never once gave her own personal opinions, just open support and the confidence to manage them differently.... 3 months later, I feel much happier and well on the road to recovery!
Article by Diane Pulley
Diane Pulley is a BACP accredited and UKRC psychotherapist and Life Coach having graduated from Warwick university. She has worked in private practise for many years with clients presenting various issues, from trauma, depression, anxiety and self confidence. Diane works with both individuals and couples. Her experience has lead her to work with corporate clients delivering stress management training for both staff and management. Aspire You has been born from a personal journey, of Diane's own marriage breaking down after 28 years, when she identified there is a need to support women through this process and help them rebuild their lives. "everyone has the potential to lead fulfilling lives and i am committed to helping individuals achieve that desire"