Deborah Dixon, Counsellor, MBACP (Accred)
Counselling is an opportunity to share an experience or emotion which may be interfering with your daily life. This can be a big step for many people. Having a confidential environment which provides a safe setting helps to take the first steps to explore what is affecting you.
There are lots of different reasons why people access counselling. For instance you could be experiencing issues in relation to:
- relationship issues
- low mood
- feeling unhappy
- traumatic event
These are just some of the reasons you may need to attend counselling, however sometimes it is difficult to know what is bothering you. Life can be full of different challenges which you may or may not have dealt with before. Whatever your experience, it is unique to you. Having a safe space to explore what you are thinking and feeling can help you gain an insight and develop ways to deal with them.
I am trained in Person Centred counselling working in a professional, confidential, private, friendly setting. I will provide you the space to be able to talk through what is affecting you. I will listen to you and you will be heard. As everyone is an individual, I work with you to find ways to move forward. I provide long and short term therapy which gives you the opportunity to explore historic issues and focus on achieving your goals. We can discuss your needs at our first session.
If you require any further information about my service please do not hesitate to contact me via telephone or e-mail.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accredited Registered Member
- BA (Hons) Counselling
- FdA in Counselling
- EMDR Practitioner
- Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
I have a many years experience working in:
Private Practice Counselling
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) NHS
University and College.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are 50 Minutes in length and held on a weekly basis, although we can discuss your needs and agree frequency at our first session.
Individual Face to Face appointments £40
Couples Counselling £50
Individual Video calls and Telephone £30
Concessions offered for
Counselling sessions are held in Gateshead near to Newcastle Upon Tyne. There is a free car park for those travelling by car. Public transport is close by with the nearest point being Gateshead Interchange which provides bus and metro service.
I am an accredited member of the BACP and follow the ethical framework.I hold an enhanced DBS