Sonia Dixon Counsellor/Counselling Supervisor
Hello, I'm Sonia.
With such a huge selection of counsellors to choose from, how do you pick one who is right for you? I think finding a good match is important, so I offer a free 30 min introductory session which gives you the chance to come and meet me in person and see if you think we would work well together, before you commit to booking any sessions.
We are all such unique individuals, with very different personalities and life experiences; my Person-Centred therapeutic approach focuses on each client's unique experience, rather than using generic tools or techniques. I offer a warm and collaborative counselling relationship, where clients can openly explore their concerns, increasing their understanding of themselves and enabling them to move to a less distressing place.
I am available for individual or couple/relationship counselling and welcome clients of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
I have 15 years' experience of working as a counsellor, I am a qualified counselling supervisor. I also have experience of teaching counselling skills and managing a counselling service. Although I work in a Person-Centred way, I also use creativity in my work, and draw on other humanistic models of therapy, depending on each client’s individual needs.
I am available for Counselling and Supervision Monday-Thursday
Some areas of work where I have particular experience/interest in are:
LGBTQ+ Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
What some clients have said about working with me:
Sonia's friendly attitude and ability to make me feel comfortable when talking about problems was most helpful; encouragement when and where required. I found it personally very helpful in moving forward.
I would absolutely recommend Sonia to others, she has enabled me to fully explore my life and way of being in a completely safe and accepting environment.
Sonia is clearly a very experienced counsellor. She immediately made me feel at ease and I always left the session feeling like I'd moved a bit further out of my confusion and distress.
I initially came for support through a difficult time (relationship breakup), but the sessions helped me to release and resolve much deeper and long-standing issues. I feel like a new person!
I felt safe, heard, respected and understood. It was a fantastic experience having counselling with Sonia and she really helped me explore what I wanted to look at in a kind gentle and friendly way.
I have made so many positive changes and found resources I didn't know I had during my time in counselling with Sonia. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a counsellor to work with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 15 years' experience of counselling, including 10 years in Private Practice.
Counselling experience includes:
- CRI/Equinox (Drug/Alcohol)
- The Womens Centre
- Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard Counselling Service
Qualified Counselling Supervisor, experience of 1:1 and group supervision:
- Terrence Higgings Trust
- The Haven Project
- Survivors Network
Other Counselling related experience:
- Tutor in Counselling Skills for Varndean College
- Freelance trainer in Counselling Skills
- Manager of Counselling Service for Age Concern Brighton, Hove & Portslade
Prior to counselling I managed a Diversity Programme for a national company, running workshops on Valuing Awareness, Bullying & Harrassment etc.
I also have an art background and have an interest in using creativity in counselling. For some clients using art materials can be a very rich way of expressing themselves, so please let me know if this is something you would be interested in.
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Couple Therapy using The Arts.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-Compulsory Education)
7407 City & Guilds Certificate in Further Education Teaching
BA (Hons) Fine Art
In addition to these formal qualifications I am committed to my continual professional development and attend a number of counselling related training/workshop/seminars each year.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
I offer short-term or long-term counselling. Sessions are usually held on a weekly basis.
Individual Counselling £45 per hour
Relationship/Couple Counselling £60 per hour
Low Cost Counselling £20- £40 per hour (a limited number of low cost sessions are available, so please mention low cost when you contact me)
Counselling for Counselling Students £30 per hour
Supervision £45 per hour for Qualified Counsellors or £35 for Counselling Students
Where is my counselling room?
I work from a counselling room in Hanover, just off Elm Grove which is easily accessed by bus, there is on street metered car parking nearby.
My full address will be given on contact.
Please take a look at my website for more information about me and my counselling practice and don't hesitate to contact me by e-mail/phone/text to discuss further or book a free 30 min introductory session.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 9am - 5pm, Tuesday 9am-5pm, Weds 9am-5pm, Thurs 9am-5pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
If you are looking for a counselling supervisor, why not come and see me for a free 30 min introductory session, where we can talk about your supervisory hopes and needs, and see if we feel that we would work well together.