Jan Dixon MBACP BA (Hons)
I believe that a good counsellor is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you just the way you are.
I am a member of the BACP (The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), and work within their Ethical Framework. I attend regular supervision and professional development training to enhance my therapeutic abilities.
My aim is to provide a professional, confidential, empathic, non-judgmental and supportive environment where we can explore why you have come for counselling.
As a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I am able to draw on a range of different theories to vary my approach in order to support your individual needs.
I have experience working with individuals, couples, adolescents and have gained considerable experience of working with LGBT clients (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual & Transgender).
I have worked in a Child & Adolescent Family Centre for 10 years and worked in a pastoral role in a secondary and primary school setting for 18 years. I am 'Enhanced CRB' checked.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdA/BA Hons in Integrative Relational Counselling (First Class with Honours) Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Theory/StudiesFurther TrainingSafeguardingDiploma in MindfulnessDiploma in CBT - Cognitive Behaviour TherapyAward in Teaching and Learning2008-2010 Attachment Theory - From Cradle to Grave (An understanding of our attachments, relationships, loss and bereavement)Understanding and Working with Eating DisordersIntroduction to Schema TherapyCognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) - Depression - Substance Misuse - Anxiety - Panic Attacks/Disorder - Phobias - Eating ProblemsWorking with Anger - Anger ManagementWorking with ShameExploring and Understanding Body IssuesWorking with Personality DisordersWorking with Dreams and ImageryPolitical & Spiritual Dimensions of the Therapeutic RelationshipBariatric Surgery - Gastric Bypass Surgery, Gastric Banding
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a keen interest and vast experience in understanding, supporting and working with those who Self-Harm/Injure. Self-Harm/Injury can take on various forms such as cutting, self-injury, drugs, alcohol, eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Obesity, Body related difficulties), self-defeating behaviours, sexual issues, to name a few.
I am well practised in working and supporting adolescents who have suffered bullying issues leading to anxiety, loss of confidence and self-esteem. I have also gained experience of adults who have experienced bullying at work, in the family or previous experiences.
I am experienced and knowledgable with those diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression/Anger Issues.
Experience of preparation and support for Bariatric Surgery ie. Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Ballooning etc.
I am able to offer short and long-term therapy on an extensive range of issues. Each session is 50 minutes long.
My current fees are £50 per session.
48hrs notice is required for cancellation of a session, in which case the fee will not be payable.
Less than 48hrs notice the fee will be payable. However, if the session can be rescheduled within the same week, providing I have a space, no cancellation fee is payable.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client