Louise Diffey

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS20-01830

Location: Bristol

Key Worker Counselling

A welcoming integrative counsellor, I aim to establish an atmosphere of safety in which you can consider your concerns and find your way forward.

I trained as a counsellor for NHS staff, and I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for Bath Mind.

As Registered Nurse, I cared for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues. I have experience in learning support, as a helpline worker for Action for ME, a carers’ assessment worker, and an advocate supporting and representing people within drugs and alcohol services, NHS, and social services. I work part-time for a local authority supporting people experiencing homelessness.

I have training in the use of neuroscience in counselling, relational counselling, existential therapy, and working with trauma and abuse. I am deeply interested in the connection between mind and body.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    I hold a Foundation Degree in Counselling from Plymouth University, a
    BA (Hons) History from the University of the West of England, and I began my career as a Registered Nurse for Learning Disabilities (LD) on a unit for people with LD and superimposed mental health problems.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Panic attacks
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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