I’m John Dixon and I’ve been a counsellor for over ten years with a wide range of experience having worked for a national bereavement charity and then training with Relate as a couple and family counsellor and later as a psychosexual therapist.
I currently split my time between clinical work and training counsellors. My approach to therapy is based on building a good therapeutic relationship in order to work through the difficulties that you may be experiencing. I offer three forms of therapy but focus mostly on difficulties associated with relationships.
Individual Counselling: I work from an integrative model of practice; this means I work in a way that supports clients to understand themselves and their relationships.
Relationship and Couple therapy: This approach to counselling involves working with couples to support each partner to manage their relationships in ways which are more fulfilling. As couples are made up of individuals it is important to acknowledge that each partner is unique and has their own particular view of the world. Sometimes these differences create tensions in relationships and therapy can be a space to work through some of these differences.
Psychosexual therapy (Sex therapy): This is a specialised form of psychological therapy that supports people to explore concerns in their sexual relationships. Sometimes this can be specific sexual disorders such as erection problems or painful sex, but is can also include difficulties with communicating about sexual needs. Therapy can help individuals or couples to explore what is not working and what could be different. You do not need to be in a relationship to access sex therapy.
- Master’s Degree (MA) in Relationship Therapy
- Post Graduate Diploma (PgDip) in Psychosexual Therapy
- Advanced Diploma (Adv.Dip) in Couples Counselling
- Certificate in Education (Cert. Ed) Teaching Qualification