Tara Fox Relationship Counsellor / Approved Adoptions Counsellor / Young People
Thank you for considering me as a source of support for you and or your family. I have been working with individuals and couples for 20 years helping them to improve the ways in which they relate to others. Communication skills and empathy for partners is so important in maintaining a loving relationship. I am specially trained to work with young people too and have an understanding of the issues young people face.
Familiy and friends are often not the best people to talk to about our concerns because they are too close to us to be able to help. I offer a safe and confidential place for you to talk about sensitive and often painful issues. I will help you to make sense of mixed feelings and to move to a more compassionate view of your life so that you may begin to plan any changes needed for you to feel more in control and balanced. Your safety is important to me and if there is a risk of harm to yourself or someone else I will not be able to keep this to myself and would need to discuss with you the best ways of getting further help for example referring you to the doctor or other specialist service.
I work at Rooms 1900 in Calverley (www.rooms1900.com) where I can offer a non-threatening and confidential environment. There is plenty of parking outside of the practice and no signage to indicate counselling takes place there.
My Theoretical Approach: My approach to counselling is Integrative drawing from humanistic, psychodynamic, systemic, CBT and solution focused approaches. I am holistic and spiritual and therefore I adapt my approach to the needs of the people I am working with.
I also work with organisations to provide group counselling. At the Down Syndrome Support Charity in Bingley I support parents and assist with coping strategies. I also work with local schools to support teachers in their challenging roles to help them to better support our children.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Psychological Therapies
Relate Certificate in Marital and Couple Therapy
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Cert Life Coaching
Youth Access Cert in Counselling Young People
Barnados Cert Approved Adoptions Counsellor
Post Grad Cert in Higher Education specialising in Counselling Training
Certificate Professional Training in the Therapeutic use of Mindfulness
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course
I am a BACP Registered Counsellor, Registered Member (MBACP) and an Approved Adoptions Counsellor.
I have 20 years experience working as a relationship counsellor and considerable experience of supporting younger clients in Further Education working as a College Counsellor. I am also trained to work with adolescents (age 10+).
I am an Approved Adoptions Counsellor so am qualified to work with clients whose life has been affected by adoption for example birth parents, adopters, those who are adopted and their relatives.
I have written many counselling courses for a local University and work as a Lecturer teaching on the Professional Diploma in Counselling where I facilitate personal awareness groups. I also train students in developing counselling skills for their work. I was involved in setting up a cancer support group in Keighley which runs successfully on Thursdays led by Rachel Moorhouse, a shining star in the community.
I have just completed my 3rd year of the MA in Psychological Therapies focusing on self compassion, mindfulness, spirituality and CBT
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Adoption Support – Through a Registered Agency (Barnardo’s)
- Therapeutic use of Mindfulness
Daytime and Evening Appointments are available. You may email me, text me or call me and I will get back to you for an informal conversation about what you need.
I appreciate it is hard to make the first contact but people feel reassured once they have spoken to me and this sets people’s mind at rest before the first meeting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am significantly involved in counselling training at Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Met) so I am knowledgeable about the issues student counsellors face.View supervision profile