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Reflective Practice: Professional Growth with Christian Dixon

Reflective practice is a growing and critical component in the ongoing professional development of therapists, mental health practitioners and many other professionals. It involves a systematic process of self-examination and evaluation, enabling professionals to gain deeper insights into their practice, improve their therapeutic skills, and enhance client experiences and outcomes. Christian Dixon’s approach to reflective practice is grounded in his extensive experience and commitment to fostering a culture of continuous learning and self-improvement.


Christian’s Journey to Reflective Practice


After completing his training at The University of Hertfordshire and graduating in 1996 as a dramatherapist, Christian specialised in working with children and young people in schools, later transitioning to working with adults facing complex mental health challenges at Charing Cross and Middlesex psychiatric hospitals. With over 28 years of experience, Christian has addressed a broad spectrum of issues, including eating disorders, relationship difficulties, neurodivergence, racism, gender issues, sexuality, all forms of abuse, self-harm, suicidal ideations, depression, anxieties, phobias, PTSD, narcissism, and bullying.

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Implementing Reflective Practice in Supervision


As a clinical supervisor, Christian Dixon emphasises the importance of reflective practice in supervision. His approach involves:


Creating a Safe Space: Providing a confidential and supportive environment where supervisees can openly discuss their cases and reflect on their experiences.


Guided Reflection: Using structured reflective techniques to help supervisees critically analyse their therapeutic interactions, including interactions with themselves and identify areas for improvement.

Collaborative Learning: Encouraging supervisees to share their insights and learn from each other’s experiences, fostering a community of practice.


Personal and Professional Growth: Supporting supervisees in developing greater self-awareness and understanding of their therapeutic approaches, in personal and professional capacities through continuous creative self reflection, openess and self care.

Reflective Practice in Action:

Christian’s dedication to reflective practice is evident in his diverse body of work. He has published clinical papers, delivered international workshops, and founded the multi-award-winning Arts of Change counselling and therapy service in the West Midlands. Here are a few examples of how reflective practice has transformed therapeutic outcomes:


Case De-identification: Ensuring client confidentiality while allowing for open discussion of real and potentially complex cases.


Innovative Strategies: Implementing creative reflective techniques, such as role-playing and narrative reconstruction, to help therapists gain new perspectives.


Positive Outcomes: Supervisees who engage in reflective practice report increased confidence, improved therapeutic skills, and better client relationships.

Professional Credentials and Affiliations

Christian Dixon completed his professional training to become a qualified Clinical Supervisor at The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama on their CAST training programme. He is regulated by The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), a full member of the British Association for Dramatherapists, and a fellow of The Royal Society of Arts. These credentials underscore his commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professional practice. He is also working with the Reflective Practice department with drama schools to help professional acting students.

Join Christian Dixon on Your Reflective Practice Journey

By choosing Christian Dixon as your clinical supervisor, you are investing in a creative reflective practice approach that prioritises continuous learning and professional growth. Christian’s unique blend of theatrical insights and empathetic guidance makes him an exceptional partner in your journey toward enhanced therapeutic excellence.


  • If l book multiple sessions in advance will l get a discount?
    Yes. If you book 10 or more sessions in advance you will receive a 5% discount from the overall fee.
  • Can l cancel my contract at anytime?
  • Can I record my session?
    No. You may take notes or screenshots or photos of any art work created and your Clinical Supervisor may do the same.
  • Where will you store information about my clients/patients or staff members?
    Securely and password protected in the cloud. All names will be anonymous.
  • How do l make a complaint about my Clinical Supervisor?
    First, always talk to your Clinical Supervisor. If you are still unhappy and wish to take your complaint further then, secondly you may contact next HCPC (The Health & Care Professions Council.)
  • Is there a contract?
    Yes. Once you and your supervisor are happy to book a full hour session/s you will be sent a contract to complete and sign via email.
  • How much notice do l have to give in order to cancel a session without charge?
    72 hours. If you give notice to cancel less than 72 hours you will not be refunded
  • If a complaint is made against me during my practice will you still support me as my Clinical Supervisor?
    Yes. In most cases you will be given full support. Your contract would only be terminated by your Clinical Supervisor if you committed a serious criminal offence or were found to be guilty in a court of law or tribunal.
  • Can l book my first 1hr Clinical Supervision session instead of a Consultation session?
    No. You must have completed a Consultation session prior to agreeing to start your Clinical Supervision sessions, so that both you and your supervisor can see if you will get along well; meet your goals and aspirations; answer any other questions you may have and for the clinical supervisor to see if they are able to support your professional practice.
  • Are consultation sessions or clinical supervision sessions refundable?
    Yes and No. See next question for more information.
  • I am a student. Will l get a discount?
    Yes. 5% per session throughout the full duration of your studentship.
  • Will my Clinical Supervisor record my sessions?
    No. Your Clinical Supervisor will not record your sessions. However your Clinical Supervisor will make and keep notes of each session.

Book a Consultation Today

Consultation for 20 minutes is an opportunity to meet Christian, your Clinical Supervisor, who will talk with you, usually, via Zoom (video call) to determine what your needs are, explain more about the work involved and answer any questions you may have.

Please leave a voice message by stating slowly your full name, contact number and brief reason for your call and your clinical supervisor will contact you between 24 and 72 hours.

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