Michelle Dixon - Counselling Psychologist - Hillcrest, Durban

Michelle Dixon

Counselling Psychologist

I work with clients of all ages, experiencing a wide range of life stressors. Most people
see psychologists because they have a problem, while others wish to be happier or
develop better coping skills. Whatever the reason, it often takes a brave step to seek

My aim is to provide a safe space for therapy that allows you to talk openly to someone
compassionate, open and non-judgmental. My therapeutic approach is tailored to the
individual, thereby assisting them to gain perspective, alleviate distress and process
new insights obtained through the therapy process. I place great value in the
“therapeutic alliance”, which is the extent to which the therapist and the client work

Areas of special interest include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Dealing with major life changes or losses
  • Trauma
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Coping with loss and grief
  • Self-harm
  • Divorce adjustment
  • Play therapy for children
  • Parenting skills
  • Low self-esteem
  • Dealing with childhood abuse or unhappy childhood experiences
  • Preparing for death and end of life
  • Couples (Emotionally focused therapy -EFT)
  • Elderly (life changes and dementia)
  • Selective mutism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • BWRT
  • DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)


  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Psycho-educational (School readiness, IQ, Scholastic, Learning difficulties, Concentration, emotional)


My services are covered by most medical aids
A cash rate is available

Practice number: 0635367
HPCSA: PS 0132268

Meyrickton Park, The House (ground floor)