Raymond Dixon

Addiction Counsellor

Master of Science Addiction Psychology & Counselling (Greenwich University)

Call Now
About Me

I am a highly experienced therapist who specialises in the field of addictions and the problems that drugs, alcohol or problem gambling cause. I treat both the addict and/or the families and partners affected by the addiction. I have worked both in a Hospital setting at a major London Private Hospital for 16 years running the Addictions Units and programmes and in Private Practice for 18 years. I worked in California at various rehab centres treating clients with substance abuse. I also visited various American Treatment Centres to study methods of treatment regarding problem gambling, cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, ketamine and prescription and party drugs. I have further specialised in cannabis/skunk users and problem gamblers, but have also dealt extensively with co-existing issues such as general mental health disorders including Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Self Esteem, Relationship, Anger and Motivational problems. I also treat the families and partners who are affected by someone else’s addiction or abuse.

To Help You With...
Aging ConcernsAlcohol Abuse and Alcohol DependenceAnger Management TherapyAnxietyDepressionGambling AddictionInternet AddictionRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-Esteem
Therapeutic Approach

I utilise an integrative therapeutic approach combining CBT (Cognitive Behavoural Therapy), MET (Motivational Enhancement Therapy), Psychodynamic and the Minnesota Model where appropriate. I have completed supplementary courses in Relapse Prevention and Brief Solution Based Therapy

Background

As well as a counsellor I am a practised lecturer/presenter and have given lectures to Mental Health Professionals and GPs’ on Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Pathological Gambling both here and in America. I set up a Problem Gambling Unit at a private hospital. My previous occupation was as a television scriptwriter and Screenwriting tutor.

Type of Therapy
Anger ManagementCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)IntegrativeMotivational InterviewingPerson Centered TherapySolution Focused Brief TherapyTransactional Analysis (TA)
Client Type
CouplesFamiliesIndividuals
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Short Term (Face to Face)Telephone
Call Now