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in·ter·ven·tion·ist  (ĭn′tər-vĕn′shə-nĭst)


Relating to or advocating interventionism.


1. One who favors or advocates interventionism.
2. One who organizes or leads interventions.


The endeavours here are reflective of Diahanne's 'prevention is better than cure' approach to changing the world. From Domestic Violence to relationships and business, join Diahanne as she introduces her own tried and tested intervention methods.

Look in on yourself as an outsider. Standing outside the door, look at yourself. Get perspective on yourself and what you do. What are you doing? Why? And most importantly as you stand there in the doorway, think about this. Whose watching you?’ Anon

During my career I have understood the strength that lies within crisis intervention theories. They work to empower an individual that is heading towards, or undergoing, a crisis situation by helping them towards viable solutions that can help ameliorate the problem. 

I soon began to apply this effective method to all areas of my life. 

To coin a phrase, I believe that in all areas of life 'prevention is better than cure'. However, in the world we live in, prevention can be challenging. This is why I practice a method of 'intervention'. From psychology, to business and socio-political issues; my passion lies in identifying an issue, tugging at the root and 'nipping it in the bud' before it deepens and distends into a major problem. 

“My approach is intensive and interventional, with an emphasis on early and practical detection where serious risks are identified and avoided”

In business, if we are able to spot our weaknesses and intercede, it is possible to flourish and exceed our own professional expectations. In life, if we can remove the mask, look into the mirror, identify our flaws and interrupt their development, it is proven that our relationships, self-esteem and self-growth will be a healthier process. As a psychologist I believe in getting to the core of any fear, habit or concern long before it damages our frame of mind, health and confidence. 

S.W.I.M is an example of my 'interventionist practice'. Due to burgeoning statistics, I accept that  Domestic Violence is now a potential destination for any young woman regardless of race, gender, sexuality or class. REFUGE and other endeavours are the crucial  escape gates; S.W.I.M is the signage on the route towards Domestic Violence. I think of S.W.I.M as the flame that will glow within you and remain alight regardless of where life takes you. 

'May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out', Lord Of The Rings 

S.W.I.M is an interventionist, holistic approach. My team works to equip young girls and women with the tools to recognise, identify and define, their own standards and worth. By definition, preparations are self-defence; actions are self-offense. S.W.I.M Is a trailblazing self-defence method.  

The essence of my theory lies in helping others to formulate approaches to intervening effectively in order to secure desired outcomes. Join me, as I apply this to all elements of our lives and watch as the effects unfold. 

Instilling Self-worth. Defining self-standards. Creating Wholeness. Intervention Over Cure. 

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