Diane O’Rawe

Associate therapist


I am a qualified counsellor in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with over 10 years of experience.

I am accredited with the National Counselling Society (NCS) as an Accredited Professional Registrant (membership number: NCS19-08178). I am also a professional member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2009 (membership number: 684697).

I have experience of working with young people and adults, face-to-face and remotely. I have worked with clients with a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, bereavement, suicide, domestic violence and sexual abuse.

I have been working for Priory as an associate therapist since July 2022. I work in an integrative and person-centred way, using CBT, and I work with adults remotely (via Zoom or Skype.)


I have lots of continuing professional development (CPD) and keep it up to date. Some of these include ASIST, SafeTalk, mental health first aid, and various child protection and safeguarding training.

I also have the following training which are all OCN accredited:

  • The Role of the Sexual Violence Worker
  • The Cruse Bereavement Care Training
  • Women’s Aid Core Training Understanding Domestic Violence
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Diploma, completed in March 2023.


  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body in 2008.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body in 2009.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy, (BACP Accredited course) at Belfast Cognitive Therapy Centre from September 2009 – June 2011.

Research has shown that the biggest factor for successful therapy does not lie in the type of therapy used, but in the therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist. Even though I am psychodynamically trained, I integrate other forms of therapy to best meet the individual needs of every patient and their unique circumstances. This two-way dynamic enables and promotes growth within the patient as well as the therapist, thus strengthening the relationship and possible outcomes of the therapeutic process.