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Find A Psychotherapist - Ms Diane Adderley

Personal Details
Ms Diane Adderley
Full Name:Ms Diane Adderley
BPA Accredited Trainer:Yes

Location Details
County:Greater Manchester
Country:United Kingdom

Contact Details
Telephone 1:0161 798 6044
Telephone 2:07786 891055

Services & Practice
  • Co-director MPV/SAM Sociodrama and Action Methods training school, Manchester (BPA Accredited) 2007-2012;
  • Private psychotherapy practice in north Manchester and near Oldham, Lancs.;
  • Clinical supervisor, life coach, organisational trainer;
  • Playback Theatre - regular performer with York and Manchester companies as conductor, actor and musician; international trainer and workshop leader
  • Associate Consultant with Oakridge Training and Consulting, Cheshire: communication skills, assertiveness, stress management, influencing, team development etc;
  • Founder and actor with RealPlay: use of professional actors in organisational training for skills practice and bespoke programmes


Areas of Special Interest

I am particularly interested in helping clients:

  • develop confidence (through learning and practising assertive communication);
  • manage their work-life balance (through understanding their choices, options and the human fight/flight response);
  • develop clear life/work goals and plans for change (through life coaching); 
  • understand the social systems (family, community, team, organisation etc.) they belong to and the potential for change within these systems which they may be able to influence (through practical sociodramatic, role and systems explorations);
  • rediscover the fun in life (through re-engaging with their creativity and spontaneity)!


Qualifications & Experience

Professional Qualifications:

  • Senior Trainer in Sociodrama (BPA Accredited) 2010
  • Psychodrama Psychotherapist (BPA Accredited Diploma) 1999
  • Certificate in Supervision (BPA Accredited) 2005
  • NLP Practitioner (INLPTA accredited) 2011


  • Leadership Graduate from the School of Playback Theatre (USA) 2004
  • Certificate in Counselling (CENTRA accredited) 1996
  • Pellin Diploma in Gestalt Therapy and Contribution Training 1986
  • EQi-Baron (emotional intelligence psychometric) 2009
  • BA (Hons.) English & Music, Leeds University 1972

I have also attended numerous short courses in EFT, Life Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, NLP, Stress Management, Assertive Commmunication, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy etc.

I have been in private practice as a psychotherapist for over 10 years. My clients come with issues such as depression and anxiety, bereavement, unresolved trauma, stress overload, and low self-esteem. These issues may be in their personal or work lives.

As a life coach, I have worked with a range of individuals from sole traders to managers in international corporates on issues around work/life balance, work relationships, performance management, reflections on overall life satisfaction. Where are you now, where do you want to get to, what do you need to do to get you there?

I am in regular monthly supervision with a UKCP registered supervisor.

'BPA Registered Supervisor'



  • Co-editor (2011) of a new book Sociodrama in a Changing World which is available on and at
  • Occasional reviews and articles in the BPA's quarterly newsletter Tele and the British Journal for Psychodrama and Sociodrama
  • Occasional articles in the bi-annual newsletter of the International Playback Theatre Network (IPTN) Interplay


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