“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.” - Unknown

What do you need?

Hello, I'm Diane Hassall - although everyone just calls me Di. I’m a fully qualified, experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and sex therapist. I work with individuals, couples and other types of relationships.

Whatever you need from me – counselling, longer-term psychotherapy, relationship therapy or psychosexual (sex) therapy – we’ll explore your difficulties together, in total confidence. As well as listening to you without judgement, I’ll work with you to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and support you in changing them if you want to.

If you’re experiencing relationship or sexual difficulties, I’ll guide you in overcoming them. I also work with people who are exploring or changing their gender identity, who want to explore or accept their sexuality, and who want to practice more diverse relationship / sexual lifestyles, for example polyamory or BDSM.

As well as working in private practice in the Reigate / Redhill area of Surrey, I've worked for Relate as a relationship and psychosexual therapist and for Mind as a counsellor. People come to see me from as close as Dorking and Horley, and as far as Brighton and London.

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Individual counselling

We all find life hard to cope with at times.

Whatever you’re experiencing, counselling can help you make sense of your feelings, and understand yourself and your life better. In time, you will feel more confident and in control, and find a way forward.

I will support you in working through the issues that are troubling you, for example:



Bereavement and grief


Decluttering / hoarding


Emotional, physical and sexual abuse

Low self-confidence and self-esteem


Separation and divorce

Stress, including school, university and work-related stress


Relationship therapy

Strong, positive relationships contribute to a long, healthy and happy life. But what if things aren’t going so well? Couple’s counselling will help you make sense of what’s going on. I’ll give you both equal time, understanding and attention, and support you through what can be a challenging and emotional process.

People come to me for help with many different relationship problems, including:

Affairs and infidelity

Arguments and conflict

Betrayal or deceit

Children / family

Coping with a crisis


Lost connection


Poor communication

Relationship breakdowns

Sexual concerns

Here’s some guidance for getting the most out of couples counselling: How To Get The Most From Couples Therapy

Psychosexual (sex) therapy

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, monogamous or polyamorous, whatever your gender or sexual identity or attraction, I can help you overcome most sexual difficulties, including:

Erectile disorders

Inability to orgasm (anorgasmia)

Inability to have penetrative sex (vaginismus)


Lack of desire or arousal

Painful sex (dyspareunia)

Porn and sex addiction - those affected by it and their partners

Rapid or delayed ejaculation

Retarded (inhibited) ejaculation

I also work with people exploring or wanting to commit to gender, sexual or relationship diversity (GSRD), for example:

Gender or sexual identity, practice and attraction

Gender transition

BDSM and kink

Polyamory, non-monogamy and other types of relationships

Want to know more about counselling and psychotherapy?

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