Sonia Dixon PG Dip Counselling, Registered Member of BACP
07723 002213 / 07723002213
Hello there, I'm Sonia. Entering into counselling can feel quite daunting and it can be hard to know where to start in finding a counsellor who is right for you. I offer a free 30 min introductory session so that you can come and check me out and see how it might feel to work with me.
People come to see me with all sorts of issues, hoping that Counselling will help them to move to a less distressing place. Perhaps you feel like this....maybe you want to change aspects of yourself or your life, or develop an acceptance and find some peace with things that cannot be changed.
We never know exactly where the Counselling will take us; we human beings have such varied life experiences and there is no textbook 'one size fits all' guide to sorting ourselves out. However, what I do offer is a warm, genuine and collaborative counselling relationship and over 10 years of experience. My aim is to create a space that feels safe enough for you to share whatever is going on for you, so that we can explore it together and hopefully make some sense of it between us :)
As well as having 10+ years' experience of working as a counsellor, I am a qualified counselling supervisor and also have experience of teaching counselling skills and managing a counselling service. I work in a Person-Centred way but may draw on other humanistic ways of working, depending on your needs.
I offer a limited number of low cost day time sessions.
What some clients have said about working with me:
Sonia's friendly attitude and ability to make me feel comfortable when talking about problems was most helpful; encouragement when and where required. I found it personally very helpful in moving forward.
I would absolutely recommend Sonia to others, she has enabled me to fully explore my life and way of being in a completely safe and accepting environment.
Sonia is clearly a very experienced counsellor. She immediately made me feel at ease and I always left the session feeling like I'd moved a bit further out of my confusion and distress.
I initially came for support through a difficult time (relationship breakup), but the sessions helped me to release and resolve much deeper and long-standing issues. I feel like a new person!
Sonia is a brilliant counsellor, I felt safe, heard, respected and understood. It was a fantastic experience having counselling with Sonia and she really helped me explore what I wanted to look at in a kind gentle and friendly way.
I have made so many positive changes and found resources I didn't know I had during my time in counselling with Sonia. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a counsellor to work with.
Training, qualifications & experience
10+ Years of Counselling experience including working for the following organisation:
- 7 years in private practice
- CRI/Equinox (Drug/Alcohol)
- The Womens Centre
- Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard Counselling Service
Other Counselling related experience:
- Qualified Counselling Supervisor
- Group Supervisor for Terrance Higgings Trust, Mankind and Survivors Network
- Tutor in Counselling Skills for Varndean College
- Freelance trainer in Counselling Skills
- Manager of Counselling Service for Age Concern Brighton, Hove & Portslade
Prior to counselling I managed a Diversity Programme for a national company, running workshop on Diversity Awareness, Bullying & Harrassment etc.
I also have an art background and have an interest in using creativity in counselling. For some clients using art materials can be a very rich way of expressing themselves, so please let me know if this is something you would be interested in.
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Couple Therapy using The Arts.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-Compulsory Education)
7407 City & Guilds Certificate in Further Education Teaching
BA (Hons) Fine Art
In addition to these formal qualifications I am committed to my continual professional development and attend a number of counselling related training/workshop/seminars each year.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
LGBT Affirmative Counselling
I offer short-term or long-term counselling.
Sessions are usually held on a weekly basis, but fortnightly sessions can be negotiated.
Individual Counselling £45 per hour
Low Cost Counselling £20- £40 per hour (a limited number of low cost sessions are available, so please mention low cost when you contact me)
Counselling for Counselling Students £30 per hour
Supervision £40 for Qualified Counsellors or £30 for Counselling Students
Where is my counselling room?
I work from a counselling room in Hanover, just off Elm Grove which is easily accessed by bus and has good free car parking.
My full address will be given on contact.
Please take a look at my website for more information about me and my counselling practice and don't hesitate to contact me by e-mail/phone/text to discuss further or book a free 30 min introductory session.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 9am - 8pm, Tuesday 9am-8pm Weds 9am-5pm Thurs 9am-5pm
Supervision & training
If you are looking for a counselling supervisor, why not come and see me for a free 30 min introductory session, where we can talk about your supervisory needs and expectations, and see if we would feel comfortable working together.View supervision profile