Nadine DixonIntegrative psychotherapist
“Someone to tell it to is one of the
fundamental needs of human beings”
I hold online, video, phone or instant messaging sessions with clients via a secure online tele therapy service such as Zoom.
I am a fully qualified and accredited integrative psychotherapist. I welcome all adults and young people to my practice. By encouraging a collaborative partnership between us, I wish to support you to feel better and help you lead a more fulfilling life.
I also wish to promote and nurture healing within, by providing a safe environment to explore what may be bringing you to therapy at this time in your life. There may be many reasons for you considering therapy. You may feel that you would benefit from support and having a confidential environment where you can unburden your troubles, to speak freely about anything that comes to your mind.
Some of the areas I have worked with as a psychotherapist and counsellor include, though are not limited to:
• Anxiety, panic and stress
• Grief, loss, bereavement
• Relationships and intimacy
• Self-esteem, self-worth and identity
• Feeling overwhelmed, isolated and stuck
• Work related issues
The way I work and therapies I offer
I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. My intentions are to help you develop self-compassion and encourage a sense of self-acceptance. I hope therapy with me will support you to feel calmer, less stressed and to make sense of your life.
I work as a compassionate integrative psychotherapist. I’m mindful of and individually tailor a blend of therapeutic approaches. These include a humanistic, relational, person-centred, approach, which focuses on your strengths and offers a non-judgmental stance to support a stronger, healthier sense of self, understand your feelings and to help gain a sense of meaning in life. I also integrate a psychodynamic way of working, which focusses on early life experiences and the affect these may have on current adult life.
Sometimes, words are not enough and as we go about our daily lives, we may not be aware how our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and behaviours are affected by our past experiences. Our memories can create self-limiting patterns in our relationships and our ways of being in the world. When working with arts psychotherapy, (for example: using the language of somatic sensations, various art materials or creative writing) this can provide us with the potential for our unconscious to be expressed and reflected upon, while held, safely, within the arts. It may be helpful to know that there is no need for you to have had any previous arts experience or artistic skills to engage with arts psychotherapy.
I have a special interest and considerable experience as a counsellor with bereavement, grief and loss. I work with people who have experienced many different kinds of bereavements, for instance the loss of a parent, child or sibling and bereavement through suicide.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Please enquire for fees. I maintain a portion of my practice for those who require a reduced rate. I'm happy to discuss your situation on the phone or when we first meet.
Training and qualifications
I trained over four years at the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education, completing their comprehensive and intensive course. My qualifications include an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. I hold additional qualifications in Counselling Skills and a Postgraduate Certificate in the Therapeutic Arts.
I am a registered member of BACP and accredited by the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC). I follow standards of proficiency. I’m also a registered member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education (IATE) abiding by an ethical framework.