Diana Chaccour Diaz, MA
Art Psychotherapist, IAPT-CBT Trainee
*Please note that I am now offering online sessions. Contact me for full details.
I am a fully qualified Art Psychotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). I have experience working clinically with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety and depression.
I have worked in a variety of settings including: inpatient and outpatient clinics, children and adolescent mental health (CAMHS), primary and secondary schools, women’s aids, community events and museums and galleries.
I currently work in an NHS early intervention and prevention service, running an art therapy clinic as well as offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) within schools and other educational environments. I also work for charity that offers free therapeutic support to young people in South London. I am also a Visiting Lecturer at the MA in Art Psychotherapy at University of Roehampton in London.
My practice involves offering mental health assessments as well as individual and group treatment to children and young people referred to the service. My clinical role also involves delivering training and offering consultation to educational staff, parents and other professionals working within school environments.
My private practice includes individual and group work with young people as well as adults, families and arts therapies trainees. I also deliver corporate workshops and run art and wellbeing events in the community.
My training was based on a psychodynamic approach informed by Jungian analytic psychology and I am currently training on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), approach that I integrate in my practice when relevant. I work flexibly, using a person-centered and integrative approach, drawing inspiration from a range of perspectives, focused on a strong therapeutic relationship and the development of self-awareness through the creative use of art.
My practice is fully insured and professionally supervised in accordance with HCPC guidelines, and I abide by the HCPC and BAAT code of ethics.
Areas of special interest:
– Anxiety and stress
– Panic attacks
– Family breakdown
– Domestic Violence
– Chronic illness
– Bereavement and loss
– Cultural Identity
– Latin-American community
– Individual and Group Work
English and Spanish
Short and long term, individual and group work, face-to-face and online sessions
‘I can say honestly you have had a monumental impact on my mental health, and by extension the course of my life’
‘Our sessions have helped me become so much happier in myself and my relationships which are a lot healthier than they used to be’
‘Very personal and sensitive form of therapy. Felt very involved and saw relief/results. Allowed a variety of ways of processing feelings’.
The sessions have helped me to manage the problems I was facing and have been incredibly helpful and you have been very friendly, caring, knowledgeable and supportive’
‘You really listened, questioned and understood our child’s needs and areas of concern and were able to communicate effectively with our child and ourselves and provided appropriate, helpful, effective advice’
‘Thank you very much for your recent work with our daughter. She has talked very positively about her sessions with you. We greatly value your help, support and advice to assist her with her emotional and mental struggles.
‘Thank you for your fantastic support and advice’.
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