Alison Fox Counselling Services
I have been a practicing counsellor/psychotherapist 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.
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. I also offer walk and talk therapy - outdoor therapy.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Chronic pain management, terminal illness and pre-bereavement/loss,
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
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Fees and concessions
Cost £60 per hour.
Students and unemployed .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.
I offer an initial 20 minute telephone assessment session free of charge to help you decide if counselling is appropriate for you.
Please note that my fees for overseas clients are higher to allow for the practical challenges of less reliable internet connections in some places they are working and the extra time I therefore make available for this.
After this session, there is no obligation for you to take up counselling with me.
Payments can be made by bank transfer or cash.
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
Type of session
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I work Monday to Thursday between 9am and 6pm
Types of client
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Supervision & training
I offer individual and group clinical supervision to counsellors/psychotherapists both trained and students currently in training.View supervision profile