Ruth Dixon

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Registered member MBACP, Qualified counsellor and SW
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

Iver, Bucks, SL0
No current availability
No current availability

This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I am an integrative therapist currently working in person, as well as online.

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, we will work together to 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.

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. I do believe that our past experiences impact on the way that we manage ourselves in the here and now. This means that our work may include reflecting on your past - although you are always in control of how much you share.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Qualified Counsellor (BA in Counselling)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Attachment Studies
  • Intermediate level in Family Therapy & Systemic Practice
  • Social Worker (DiPSW)
  • DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychology) Level 1&2

I have worked with many parents who are parenting in complex situations, including parenting children with special needs. I enjoy supporting parents and would be keen to offer a space to any parent who wants to reflect on how they respond to their children's needs.

As well as private counselling, I also work work with local authorities to provide support to families who are related via adoption, special guardianship or fostering. 

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free telephone/video 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. 

When I work

Contact me for current availability. 

I currently only have availability during school hours. 

Iver, Bucks, SL0

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

DBS check

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The counselling room that I usually use is upstairs. If you have difficulty using stairs, I would try to book a different downstairs room - this is dependant on availability.

Online platforms

Zoom
Ruth Dixon
Ruth Dixon