Jane Dixey BA (Hons). MBACP (Accred). Individuals and Couples
07927 435 951
My Counselling Philosophy
Welcome to my counselling directory profile. I hope that reading this will help you make an informed decision about counselling, and whether you feel I might be able to be of help.
As a counsellor, my role is to hear your story. The most important part of that hearing is that I really listen what you are saying. A period of counselling offers a non-judgmental, non-directive and safe space, where clients can discuss and explore troubling issues, for example, anxiety, depression or relationship issues.We may have good friends who will listen to us in times of trouble but, sometimes, we simply need someone independent to talk to - someone who has no personal agenda to pursue. I work in a relational way. This means that establishing a secure, comfortable and honest relationship is key to getting the most from counselling.
Most of us face challenging and difficult times sometime during our lives, Often, dealing with these situations can be overwhelming and confusing and the way ahead hard to find. I offer a free intake session, which gives both of us some time to consider your issues and the changes and goals you, as a client, would like to make. My counselling experience has shown me that no two individuals or set of issues are the same, so it is important that I work with each client in a way that works best for them.
My Counselling Model
I am an experienced and accredited professional, qualified in a counselling model known as Transactional Analysis, which has as its core belief the principle that we are all ‘OK’, that we all have the capacity to think, and that we can decide upon our own destiny. Taking charge of our lives can be liberating, allowing us to find out who we really are. I also integrate aspects of other counselling models into my work.
I offer an eight session package for couples seeking counselling. (Couples can include not only husband and wife and partners, but also other 'couple' relationships such as, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons etc).
The aim of the eight sessions means that the work is focused and orientated towards a common goal. This can be anything from improving communication, to learning how to manage certain emotions, to finding ways to spend more time together. It can even be used to find out if a partnership has a long term future.
Early sessions are weekly, and then are more spaced out, so that there are several weeks between sessions. This enables couples to go away and actually make the changes in their relational issues, that they have identified in their time in counselling. This time can then be reflected on during the next session and explored effectively. The aim is to help couples begin a new chapter in their lives together, by learning to engage in more constructive patterns of behaviour with each other. This means the relationship may then have a chance to grow and flourish rather than become 'stuck' in ongoing unhealthy ways of relating.
What To Do
The best way to find out if I can help is for us to meet. I am very warm and friendly, and will be happy to answer all your questions. A face to face meeting is the best way to see if we have the potential to establish a good rapport, but it goes without saying, that you are under no obligation to take things any further, if you decide not to do so. Please contact me on my mobile telephone number or, if you prefer, drop a line to my e-mail.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, and a fully Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. (Accreditation means I have reached an accepted level of training which is recognised by our professional body).
I am on the BACP Register for counsellors and psychotherapists. I am also a member of the Hampshire Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and AIP (Association of Independent Practitioners).
- BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling (University of Middlesex)
- FdA in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (Distinction). A BACP Accredited Course.
- Certificate in Couples Counselling (BCS)
- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (Person Centred)
- Level 2 Counselling Skills
- Transactional Analysis TA101 Certificate
Being a member of the BACP means I am bound by their professional code of ethics. I receive regular supervision from a senior psychotherapist (who is bound by the same code of ethics), and regularly participate in on-going development training courses.
Apart from my private practice, I have experience of working within a charitable organisation in Winchester offering counselling to anyone wishing to explore personal issues. Individuals are referred by GP surgeries, churches, local businesses and through self-referral. I have experience of a wide range of problems, counselling both male and female clients of all ages, from students to senior citizens.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
£40.00 for a 50 minute counselling session.
£50.00 for a 75 minute counselling session
I am happy to offer concessions for individuals on a low income, Job Seekers Allowance, Students or Pensioners, and Student Counsellors
It is usual counselling practice to meet once a week, on the same day and at the same time. However, I am happy to discuss alternative arrangements to fit around lifestyle commitments - for example irregular work patterns that make a regular slot difficult.
I know that taking that first step towards contacting a counsellor can be a scary one, but I am here to put you at your ease, to listen to what you have to say and to explain how I work. It is only in meeting with a potential counsellor that a client can form a view as to whether this is someone with whom they can work.
A client's time with me is completely confidential.
I work from home and have a peaceful, quiet and comfortable room overlooking tranquil countryside. My work place is located on the edge of Lymington and there is plenty of parking. My therapy room is on the first floor, so I am unable to be of assistance to those with mobility problems.
I am fully insured and have an up-to-date CRB check.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer day time appointments throughout the week and some early evening appointments. I do not offer weekend counselling.
Types of client