Ruth Dixon, BACP member, Qualified counsellor and SW
I am a therapist currently working in person, as well as online. I am able to work with individuals, couple's or families.
At times life can be really tough and a little extra support is needed to help us process painful or confusing situations/experiences. My aim is to provide a therapeutic space where you will feel accepted and safe to explore the difficulties you are facing.
Building a relationship with you is always the starting point. From here, I will help you to make sense of your emotions, thoughts or patterns of relationships with others. As your understanding of yourself increases, we can work together to bring about change.
I believe that the counselling process should be collaborative. We will agree together on what areas you would like to look at and ensure time to review how you are finding the support.
I am both a qualified counsellor and a social worker. My counselling approach is Integrative as I believe that it allows me to draw on the theories and techniques that work best for each person’s individual situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Qualified Counsellor (BA in Counselling)
- Social Worker (DiPSW)
- DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychology) Informed Practitioner (Level 1&2)
- Working toward Intermediate level in Family Therapy & Systemic Practice
- APT accreditation Level 2 (CBT Essentials)
Supporting parents / carers is something that I am particularly passionate about. I know first hand how important it can be for parents to process our own emotional experiences so that we can be the best parents that we can, to our children.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
I offer a free telephone call initially, to provide the opportunity for you to ask any questions and for us to determine if we might be a good 'fit' for one another.
Contact me for current availability.
As well as private counselling, I have experience of working with Local Authorities and providing therapy to children who have experienced early childhood trauma. I have worked extensively with adopted and looked after children / young people, as well as their families. This work has included training of parents and professionals in the impact of trauma and therapeutic parenting.