Diane is a Psychotherapist, Menopause Expert and Wellbeing Consultant who specialises in working privately with women and couples guiding and supporting them through menopause, midlife and beyond. She also provides bespoke menopause training and support solutions for businesses and organisations and menopause training for therapists.
A professional coach, counsellor and trauma therapist with nurse training in the Menopause, she is the media lay spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, a member of the RCOG Women’s Voices Involvement Panel and a member of the British Menopause Society. Regularly interviewed by the media, she has appeared on the BBC 2 Victoria Derbyshire programme, ITV’s Lorraine and Good Morning Britain, Channel 5 News, ITV News and BBC Radio. Her work has been driven by personal experience – find out more here.
Diane is a passionate campaigner and advocate for improved care and support for women experiencing menopause both in and out of the workplace and will be a consultant on the upcoming Royal College of General Practitioners curriculum review. She is currently working with Carolyn Harris, the Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities to raise awareness of menopause in the workplace. Diane was recently invited to speak at the launch of the Wales TUC survey on the menopause and she has recorded an educational video for the Trades Union Congress as a tool for union representatives to assist them when introducing menopause in to the conversation with colleagues.
Diane believes that every woman should have access to information, education, advice and emotional support to empower them to take control of their health and wellbeing during menopause. Her own experience of menopause made her acutely aware of just how little support was available to women and their families and as a result she created menopausesupport.co.uk which offers telephone or Skype consultations and private therapy & coaching programmes. She also hosts a closed Facebook group, The Menopause Support Network, and runs educational workshops.
Diane’s other professional passions include teaching well woman yoga, yoga nidra and mindfulness. Read more about her and the reason she started this website.