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About me

Time with a therapist can be a great opportunity for you to re-evaluate your life, your priorities and your beliefs; so you can feel freer and happier.

I am flexible and non-judgemental in my approach and believe I can put you at ease. I have a professional interest in supporting people through change to achieve higher levels of well-being.

I base my approach to counselling not just on my training, but more broadly on my personal and professional experience of life. I have worked in the care profession for over 30 years.

I understand that for my clients to work openly and honestly with me, it may involve you disclosing personal experiences that can be painful, uncomfortable or distressing but I am approachable and develop comfortable and trusting relationships with people.

I work from home in north Devon, just north of Barnstaple. I have private space in a peaceful and calm environment.

I offer an introductory assessment session free of charge and have early morning & evening appointments if required.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training includes qualifications and practice experience as a:

·     Counsellor & Psychotherapist

·     Certified Practitioner of NLP

·     Certified Hypnotherapist

·     Family Mediator

I am a Full Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family mediation

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


I am able to offer an introductory assessment session free of charge.

My charges are £35 - £50 per session, but may be negotiable according to circumstances.

Sessions will last between 60 – 90 minutes (by agreement with you).

I work Monday – Fridays and offer early morning & early evening appointments if required.

I work from home in north Devon, just north of Barnstaple. I have private space in a peaceful and calm environment.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income


Early morning and evening appointments available.

Home visits possible in some circumstances.

Further information

Whether you are looking for a therapist for the first time, or whether you are looking to find someone new, I hope I will be able to answer some of the questions you may have.

I am very aware that many people are unsure what sort of therapist they want, or even how to choose between the options and choices available to them.

The following are common concerns people may have:

1.     Will my therapist be knowledgeable and experienced to work with me?

2.     Will I feel able to trust / like my therapist?

3.     What are the differences between all the different types of therapy?

4.     What style / school of therapy does my therapist use?

5.     What will happen in my first session?

6.     How will I know that therapy is working?

7.     Will there be flexibility about appointment times?

8.     How much will it cost?

I hope the information on my website will give you an idea of what I can offer and if I am the best person to help you.

Clients will always receive my full commitment and respect.

All my work is completely confidential and you can have absolute trust that anything we discuss will be kept private.

Please contact me for a free first meeting to discuss how I can help you.

South Sandpark
EX31 4NG

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

It is possible to park right outside my counselling room. Whilst it is not completely level access it is very easy for people with restricted mobility to access. I may be able to offer home visits for people unable to travel easily.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
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Charlie Dixon MBACP Adv Diploma

Charlie Dixon MBACP Adv Diploma