Dianne Blayney has worked in private practice since 2003 as a counsellor and psychotherapist. She originally taught in secondary high schools after completing a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education and Health but her involvement in student welfare led to re-training in a Post Graduate Diploma of Counselling and then Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Dianne currently has over 16 years of clinical experience with adults and adolescents, both individually and in groups and in a range of settings.
Her clinical approach is person-centred ensuring personal needs are the focus of any session. People seek help for a range of reasons including depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, death and dying, trauma and abuse, loss of sense of self, eating and food, relationship difficulties, life changes and transitions. Dianne can work short term with presenting issues but also has extensive experience in long term psychodynamic psychotherapy which explores the deeper cause of difficulties in a safe and manageable way.
She studied in a Hindu-based school of meditation and healing for ten years. She integrates relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression and has led workshops on these topics as well as presenting her own research both domestically and overseas. Dianne currently lectures and supervises trainee counsellors at the Australian College of Applied Psychology and is a PACFA accredited psychotherapist, counselling educator and clinical supervisor.