Joanne Dixon

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Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR2
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

At Joanne Dixon Therapy, I specialise in child and family therapy, providing a safe and nurturing space for families to heal and grow. I am also a neuro diverse counsellor. My approach is individual and integrative, each session tailored to meet the unique needs of each client as they evolve.

My child therapy sessions provide a supportive and understanding environment for children to express themselves and work through their emotions using creative methods adapted to each individual.

I offer parenting support to help parents navigate the challenges of raising children and strengthen their bond with their kids within a safe, non-judgmental space.

My Family counselling sessions focus on improving communication, resolving conflicts, and building more robust, resilient family relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a neurodiverse level 5 Integrative Counsellor with a person-centred core. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have over 25 years of experience working within the mental health, social care and education sectors. I also work within schools counselling children and young people from age 5 to 18.

As a previous foster parent, I have extensive lived experience, working therapeutically with trauma, attachment and compassion fatigue. 

I have extensive experience working with children, young people and adults with neurodiversity. This allows me to intuitively work with each client in an individualized way, as we all have different processes and needs.

I use a range of therapies to suit each client's needs. 

Person-centred listening, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, Coaching and creative/play therapy.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Foster Carer Support

Compassion Fatigue

Grief and loss

Care Experienced


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£35.00 - £300.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Sessions are £40 each for Individuals.

Discounted block booking of 10 sessions £300.  

£35 for ongoing long-term therapy or online sessions.

Consessions available via consultation. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently work in schools Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 9-3.

Mobile appointments in school are available for a travel fee.

Increased availability during school holidays.

Further information

I offer a free 30-minute online introductory session to discuss how we can work together and see if I fit your needs.

Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR2

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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