My Approach

Diane's Approach

It is really a question of discovering the real artistry in a person (everyone has it but often deeply buried) and then liberating this—it is, I suppose enabling someone (or indeed oneself) to become more fully alive.
—Ben Nicholson

My Approach to Treatment

  • I have advanced training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT).

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy involves working in depth so that we can understand the origins of your emotional pain, rather than just treat your symptoms.

  • This way of working also looks at relationship patterns that might be creating difficulties and is very effective in treating a variety of issues, including anxiety,
    depression, PTSD, emotional difficulties, fear of intimacy, feeling stuck or held back, or just feeling like you want a second chance at life.

  • This approach may be a good fit for you if short-term approaches, like CBT, have not been helpful enough and/or you are looking for deep long lasting change.

  • These types of therapy been shown to be more effective than other types of treatment when there are personality factors or relationship issues that are keeping
    your symptoms in place.

  • Working in this way goes beyond symptom relief and also facilitates a greater self-awareness and ability to relate with authenticity.

Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)

  • Helps you better understand behavior (both of yourself and others) by seeing the desires, needs, feelings, beliefs and reasons behind the behaviors.

  • Improves the quality of relationships and focuses on relationship attachment styles.

  • Replaces rigidity with more playful and creative ways of being in the world.


  • I take your privacy very seriously. I understand that you need your confidentiality to be safeguarded in order to speak freely and do this type of work.

If you would like more information about the way I work, please feel free to reach out anytime.