Your Therapist in Hale

Diane Swaine has worked with many clients from Manchester and beyond, helping them to deal with a wide range of issues.

In addition to offering face-to-face private counselling and therapy in Hale, Cheshire, Diane offers counselling services via telephone, email and Zoom. Online counselling via Zoom is particularly useful for those who may be unable to travel. It allows clients to be in touch with Diane from the comfort of their own home and receive face-to-face counselling and therapy from absolutely anywhere.

If you would like to make an appointment with Diane, please Contact Diane to choose your preferred method of contact.

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Your Therapist in Hale

Diane Swaine has worked with many clients from Manchester and beyond, helping them to deal with a wide range of issues.

In addition to offering face-to-face private counselling in Cheshire, Diane offers counselling services via telephone, email and Zoom. Online counselling via Zoom is particularly useful for those who may be unable to travel. It allows clients to be in touch with Diane from the comfort of their own home and receive face-to-face counselling and therapy from absolutely anywhere.

If you would like to make an appointment with Diane, please use the “Contact Diane” tab to choose your preferred method of contact.

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I can help with…

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Isolation, including self isolation and social isolation
  • Self confidence & self esteem
  • Body image
  • Cyber bullying
  • Negative impacts of social media
  • Social withdrawal 
  • Relationship Difficulties 
  • Loneliness & isolation 
  • Feelings of “never feeling good enough “
  • Traumatic events & family problems 
  • Loss & bereavement 
  • Depression & mental health

With great power comes great responsibility, but the weight of that responsibility can be a heavy burden to carry for many young people who find themselves thrust into the world of ‘celebrity’ at such a young age.

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The constant need to be on the top of their game, and the ever present gaze of the public eye can have an effect on even the most hardened of individuals. Fame takes its toll and can come at a cost.

The most upsetting and extreme cost can be suicide, but unfortunately this is an issue that has affected the world of ‘celebrity’ for a long time now.

Talking is the first step.

Trust and confidentiality are two of the most important words here, and Diane is committed to both, as her professional reputation and personal standards depend on this. She couldn’t have it any other way.

Footballers, footballers wives, television personalities and social media influencers have had counselling support over the years and thankfully are now more able to talk about their experiences than ever before. This openness helps others to seek such help.

“How many people have liked my post ……?”

Talking is the first step.

Trust and confidentiality are two of the most important words here, and Diane is committed to both, as her professional reputation and personal standards depend on this. She couldn’t have it any other way.

Footballers, footballers wives, television personalities and social media influencers have had counselling support over the years and thankfully are now more able to talk about their experiences than ever before. This openness helps others to seek such help. 

How many people have liked my post …….

When the lights go out and the noise dies down, Diane is on hand to look after the person behind the mask.

When the lights go out and the noise dies down, Diane is on hand to look after the person behind the mask.

Social Media:
A Blessing Or A Curse?

It is far too easy to say that social media is a curse. There are so many benefits that we can gain from our use of the internet and sites such as Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat, that it would be naïve to tar everything with the same brush.

What is a curse though, is the misuse or even abuse of social media.

In many cases, this abuse can be as harmful to us as humans as an addiction to illegal substances or alcohol, just in a different way.

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An addiction to a substance may lead to a deterioration in physical health, but an addiction to social media can have a similarly damaging effect on mental health.

The problem lies with the unhealthy comparisons that people find themselves drawn to and the questions these comparisons throw up.

Why aren’t I like that?

Why haven’t I got thousands of friends?

How many people have liked my post?

These questions are damaging and can have a devastating impact upon our self esteem, our self image and our view of the world around us. These questions can change us.

Diane Swaine provides counselling and therapy in Hale to help people counter the effects of social media overuse, misuse and abuse. She helps clients focus on all that is tangible, the real things that define a person, as opposed to the harmful opinions, comments and judgements that can bring even the most resilient of people to their knees.

Diane helps her clients concentrate on how much they like themselves, rather than how many likes they’ve got.

As a member of the British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapy, Diane is bound by the BACP Ethical Framework which sets the standard for good and ethical therapeutic practice. Diane is also a member of UKATA, UK Association for Transactional Analysis.

I can help with…

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Self confidence & self esteem
  • Body image
  • Cyber bullying
  • Negative impacts of social media
  • Social withdrawal 
  • Relationship Difficulties 
  • Loneliness & isolation 
  • Feelings of “never feeling good enough “
  • Traumatic events & family problems 
  • Loss & bereavement 
  • Depression & mental health

An addiction to a substance may lead to a deterioration in physical health, but an addiction to social media can have a similarly damaging effect on mental health.

The problem lies with the unhealthy comparisons that people find themselves drawn to and the questions these comparisons throw up.

Why aren’t I like that?

Why haven’t I got thousands of friends?

How many people have liked my post?

These questions are damaging and can have a devastating impact upon our self esteem, our self image and our view of the world around us. These questions can change us.

Diane Swaine helps people counter the effects of social media overuse, misuse and abuse. She helps clients focus on all that is tangible, the real things that define a person, as opposed to the harmful opinions, comments and judgements that can bring even the most resilient of people to their knees.

Diane helps her clients concentrate on how much they like themselves, rather than how many likes they’ve got.

When the lights go out and the noise dies down, Diane is on hand to look after the person behind the mask.

Follow “YourMindandHealth” website for a great guidance on healthy living and mental wellness.

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