Alison Fox Counselling Services

Alison Fox Counselling Services

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Weymouth
Dorset
DT3

Jersey
JE3

07714 762012

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Weymouth
Dorset
DT3

Jersey
JE3

07714 762012

About me

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I have been a practicing counsellor for more than twenty years I am also qualified as a clinical supervisor, I offer individual or group supervision.Alongside my counsellling and supervision practice....I offer spiritual accompaniment, mentoring, coaching and creative Mindfulness.

I offer face to face appointments in Weymouth....Dorset along with working with clients worldwide via webcam, email and telephone....including contracts with Diocese of Salisbury,Weldmar Hospice, States of Jersey Occupational Health, EAP's, Solicitors, local businesses and charities. I am happy to take referrals directly from clients.

I work as a senior practitioner using an integrative approach offering counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I am fully insured & an accredited member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy BACP Register 146283 & BACP Membership 554716 and I work within their code of ethics.

I hold a current Enhanced DBS check.

My passion is to share my knowledge, continue to learn and use my experience working with people who wish to bring about positive change in their lives.

I suggest an initial free 20 minute telephone assessment session to establish whether you feel that my way of working is the right one for you, to achieve your goal. Sessions can be arranged face to face, via webcam, telephone and email.

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Frequently asked questions

Where do sessions take place?

Face to face appointments are available at my purpose built premises in Weymouth. Webcam, telephone and email appointments are available worldwide.

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How many sessions?

This can vary, it is helpful to discuss in your first counselling session, experience and research have found that generally, 6 sessions is the minimum needed for effective change to take place. The average is 6-12 sessions, I always negotiate with clients about the number and duration of sessions and am able to work long term if needed.

Will my Doctor be contacted?

No' I am bound by BACP code of ethics and unless I have concerns of significant immediate harm to yourself or others , I will not disclose without your permission.

What will be expected of me?
There are no expectations just a hope for you to commit to yourself.

I don't know if I could talk to you?
You might find it helpful and more reassuring to call me and voice your concerns, also the first session should help you decide whether you are going to feel enabled to speak openly with me.

How do I know counselling works?
We will complete regular reviews of our work together , you will be the best judge of whether the process is achieving the results that you hope for.

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Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working with many different issues that may affect mental health including addictions, anxiety, bereavement, bullying/harassment, co-dependency, chronic health conditions, depression, domestic abuse, HIV/AIDS, lack of self esteem, marriage and relationship issues, panic attacks,stress management, sexual health.

I was nominated for a Jersey Community champion award in 2015 for my work supporting adults that had experienced Workplace and/or Community Bullying.

I work with other counsellors and those in the caring professions offering one to one clinical supervision for members of the helping professions..including working with Joseph Weld Hospice- Dorchester.

Qualifications

  • MBACP 554716 Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • Advanced Diploma Clinical Supervisor NCS Accredited
  • Advanced Diploma Gestalt Therapy
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Certificate in Counselling Theory & Skills
  • Certificate in working with Addictions

Recent CPD

  • Clinical Supervision in a Hospice Setting
  • Working with addictions
  • Recovery from anxiety & depression
  • Working with couples
  • Working with Young People & Adolescents
  • Working with Disassociation
  • Mindfulness based stress management.
  • Working with Unconscious Processes

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Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic pain management, terminal illness and pre-bereavement/loss,

Photos & videos

  • St Aubin Jersey
  • Relaxation
  • Anti-Bullying Support & Counselling
  • Weymouth Clinic
  • Alison Fox Counselling Dorset

Fees

Fees and concessions

Full charge is £60.00 per hour. I offer an initial 20 minute telephone assessment session free of charge to help you decide if counselling is appropriate for you.

After this session, there is no obligation for you to take up counselling with me. I operate a sliding scale of payments and offer discounted rates for Trainee Counsellors, those on low income and/or working towards accreditation with a recognized counselling governing body. Please feel free to ask.

Payments can be made by bank transfer or cash.

Further information

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy that takes place in a safe, confidential setting between a professionally qualified counsellor and a client. Clients meet with the same counsellor and sessions usually take place on the same day and at the same time each week.

Counselling is sharing your difficulties and feelings, in order to help you to find understanding of what has been happening and to enable change to take place.

Counselling is not advisory – you are a unique individual and therefore the only person in your life who can know what choices and decisions might be right for you – is you!

Clients often talk about how sessions help them to explore thoughts and feelings in a way that they are unable to with somebody close to them. Increasingly in our fast paced and technological world; clients say they feel that there is nobody available to talk to face to face and this can lead to a sense of isolation.

Maps & Directions

Weymouth, DT3
Jersey, JE3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I work Monday to Thursday between 9am and 6pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer individual and group clinical supervision to counsellors/psychotherapists both trained and students currently in training.

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