Christine Fox MA UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor
I am an experienced qualified counsellor with a Masters degree in psychotherapy and with over 14 years post qualifying experience. I work with people from many different backgrounds and offer long and short term individual counselling and psychotherapy in a safe confidential environment. As well as private practice I have worked in the voluntary sector and within the NHS and continue to provide professional services to an NHS Trust. I am also a BUPA recognised Health and Wellbeing therapist.
My approach is integrative, which means that my counselling and therapy skill set is taken from a number of different theories of counselling and psychotherapy.
My style is open, warm and supportive. I respect difference and so my approach will be tailored to responding to your individual needs.
In keeping with my training I firmly believe that we all have within us the power and the potential to overcome the inner and outer obstacles that life presents us with. My job is to help guide you to find your own solutions and to support you through that process.
As well as talking it can sometimes be helpful to work creatively through other mediums such as dreams, writing, imagery and drawing.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Dip Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy
PG Dip Therapeutic Counselling
PG Dip Individual and Group Supervision (Counselling, Psychotherapy and Related Professions)
Certificate Counselling Skills
Certificate Counselling Theory
I originally trained as both a registered general and children's nurse and it was as a nurse many years ago that I first discovered that talking and sharing had a significant impact on a persons well being.
My main counselling and psychotherapy training was at the Institute of Pschosynthesis in North London where I studied first as a therapeutic counsellor and then as a a psychotherapist. During this time I also worked as a volunteer counsellor at a centre for women.
As well as private practice I have worked in a hospital setting and in hospices with adults and children suffering from life threatening and life limiting illnesses.
I have the experience of setting up and developing a counselling service and of co-ordinating a bereavement service within the NHS.
I am qualified to supervise psychotherapists, counsellors and other professionals.(see supervisors profile)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psychosomatic and health related issues
Life threatening and life limiting illnesses
Issues related to mortality and dying
Child and infant loss
Mid life crisis
loss of purpose and meaning
Repeating life patterns
My fee is £50 - £55 per session.
I offer a safe and confidential space where together we will be able to explore all that you need and want to.
The initial assessment or first session will be for 60 minutes duration all further sessions are for 50 minutes.
The first session is a time for us to meet each other and to see if we have the potential to develop a secure and trusting relationship together. Choosing the right counsellor or therapist is an important decision and this is a time for you to ask any questions you may need me to answer. It is useful to bear in mind that research has shown the relationship that develops between the counsellor and client is more important to the effectiveness of the therapy than the approach used. The relationship we develop will therefore be at the heart of the counselling or therapy work.
We will then agree how we will work together and possible ways forward. We will also agree fees, number of sessions, frequency and cancellations.
Depending on your needs and expectations we will have agreed to a set number of sessions and the dates and time before reviewing or ending.
If our work together is long term then we will have regular reviews.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I practice supervision from an integrative perspective and my supervision training was with Cascade a training organization that developed out of the work of Francessca Inskipp and Brigid Proctor.View supervision profile