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Professor Diane Waller

Arts therapist

Registrant Member

Diane Waller

Diane Waller is Emeritus Professor of Art Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths, University of London, Visiting professor in the Department of Psychological Medicine at Imperial College where she chairs the International Research Centre for Arts Therapies, and Principal Research Fellow in the School of Applied Social Sciences, University of Brighton.

Diane chairs the HCPC’s Counsellors and Psychotherapists Professional Liaison Group  and represents the HCPC on various strategy groups and projects such as Skills for Health, Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies and New Ways of Working. She is the author of many books and papers on art and group psychotherapy, and active in both clinical and sociological research in these professions. She has worked extensively throughout Europe, especially in Bulgaria, former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Switzerland and Italy. In 2007 she received an OBE for Services to Healthcare.

Diane is a member of the Education and Training Committee  and the Communications Committee.

Members’ Register of Interests

In addition to providing the following declaration of private interests, the Council member has undertaken to abide by the Code of Conduct for Council members .

Membership of, or position of general control or management of, (current memberships or those held in the last two years) any body:

a) to which a Council member is appointed by the HCPC:


b) exercising functions of a public nature:

Chair - International Centre for Research in the Arts Therapies - Imperial College
Visiting Professor - Department of Psychological Medicine, Imperial College

(All voluntary)

c) directed to charitable purposes:
President - British Association of Art Therapists
Vice President - International Society for Psychopathology of Expression and Art Therapy
Registrant Member (non-clinical) - United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
Fellow - Royal Society of Arts
Associate Member - Royal Society of Medicine
Member - European Association for Psychotherapy
Member - Institute for Learning

Regular support of/subscriptions to the following charities: International Fund for Animal Welfare; Cats Protection League: PDSA , RSPCA and RSPB; Dogs Trust; Animal Health Trust; Friends of the Earth; Feline Advisory Bureau; People for Ethical Treatment of Animals; The Gorilla Organisation; Viva (Vegetarians, animal welfare); The Blue Cross; Humane Society International; Redwings Horse Sanctuary; Mare and Foal Sanctuary; UK Mammals Trust; Naturewatch; The Woodland Trust; Raystede Animal Sanctuary; World Wildlife Foundation; Magpie Recycling; League Against Cruel Sports; People’s Trust for Endangered Species; City Cat Shelter, Brighton; Alzheimer’s Society.

Friend of Brighton Pavillion and Museum
Friend of the British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum
Member - Royal College of Art Alumni Association and SCR
Member - British Tennis (LTA)

d) whose principal purposes includes the influence of public opinion or policy (including any political party or trade union):

Member - University and Colleges Union

Remunerated employment:

Emeritus Professor of Art Psychotherapy - Goldsmiths, University of London (research supervisor)
Research Supervisor - Regents College London, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Principle Research Fellow and Visitng Professor - University of Brighton, School of Applied Social Science
Consultant and supervisor to staff, Northbrook College Worthing (all these are part time)

Directorships in public and private companies including non executive directorships:

Non-Executive Director - Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre, London

Shareholdings which give the Council member a majority or controlling interest in any undertaking:


Contracts for goods, services or works made between the HCPC and the Council member or a firm in which the member is a partner, or a company of which the member is remunerated as a director :


Gifts, hospitality and inducements received:


From : 02/04/2002
To : 31/12/2013

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