Raymond Dixon MSc, MBACP (Accred) UKRCP
I am a highly experienced counsellor in the field of addictions. I deal with clients and their families and partners. I treat alcohol, drug, gambling and technology problems and addictions. As well as addictions I also treat allied problems such as anger management, depression, anxiety and self esteem issues. It also may be that your problem is not addiction but alcohol or drug abuse, and this still needs to be addressed.
I use an integrative therapeutic approach to treat the addiction or problem which combines CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and MET (Motivational Enhancement Therapy). I also utilise 12 Step work if the client requests it. My aim is to work with clients to achieve change that results in achievement, raised self esteem and a better and more satisfying quality of life free from alcohol, drug or gambling dependency or other problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
I was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma and MSc (Master of Science) in Addiction Psychology and Counselling from Greenwich University and I possess a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have also completed supplementary courses in Brief Solution Based Therapy and Relapse Prevention.
I am an accredited member of MBACP (British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists) and UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists).
I am now solely in private practice but I worked at a major London private hospital for the past 18 years running the addictions unit and counselling clients in the general psychiatric units. I have worked closely with Consultant Psychiatrists and other professions in the mental health field. I have also run my own private practice in Central and West London for the past 15 years. I have worked in treatment centres in the USA facilitating groups and individual counselling. I am a practised presenter and lecturer and have given presentations both in the UK and in USA on addiction and problem gambling. I have also devised treatment programmes in a hospital setting to treat alcohol, drug and gambling problems. Furthermore I treat clients with retirement issues.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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I charge £80 per session for self pay. I am registered with all major health insurance companies.
“Raymond has a remarkable capacity to match the client to the best treatment, and has provided countless clients with varying problems with that special impetus that they need to get well. He is wonderful in a crisis and has an ability to empathise with people that shines through.”
(A Consultant Psychiatrist)
“Raymond is an excellent Counsellor and it has been a great pleasure working with someone whose insights and counselling skills are of such a high calibre. Patients of mine who have been fortunate enough to be under his care have all been of the opinion that they have been helped enormously by him”.
(A Consultant Psychiatrist)
“I had been suffering from depression and lack of motivation for years, and after seeing other Therapists, Raymond was the first one who really helped me. He didn’t just endlessly talk around the problem, but actually found ways of changing my thinking and behaving that led to real solutions to my problems”.
“I went to see Raymond in despair. I had had a gambling addiction for many years and the other Counsellors I saw knew nothing about gambling. They cared but they didn’t know how to help. Raymond helped me to stop gambling, and also on a practical level to employ debt management, and without that weight being lifted any therapy would not have worked”.
(A Problem Gambler)
“My husband and I were at our wit's end as to what to do with our teenage son who was taking drugs on a daily basis. He had seen other people but they did not understand addiction. Raymond not only helped our son stop a spiral of self destruction but he also helped us, the family, enormously, in educating us in how to effectively deal with our son and our own lives at the same time”.