Stephen FoxIntegrative psychotherapist
Since 1997 I have worked in private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I am available for consultation in Palmers Green.
With over 20 years of experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I have worked with several hundred people and developed skills for working with a wide range of issues and problems. Over that time I have developed three areas of specialisation. I am most frequently consulted by people dealing with relationship issues. Relationships - either personal or in the world of work and business - can not only be a source of joy and fulfilment, but can also confront us with some of our most difficult challenges. This has continually been my main specialisation since I qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
In recent years I have seen a big increase in people who have sought my help with anxiety and/or depression. Sometimes they have been formally diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or with panic attacks. As with relationship issues, I have developed a specialisation in this area and have successful helped many people to overcome these debilitating problems and regain their enjoyment of life.
The third area of my specialism is in the area of personal development, coaching and achieving optimum performance. Drawing on my background in business and in organisational development, I am uniquely placed to help people find meaningful and creative solutions to a wide range of issues, whether in business or in their private life.
I am a trained and experienced supervisor and I currently provide clinical supervision for several counselling organisations and a number of individual psychotherapists and counsellors. I have also provided supervision to volunteers and employees. Please contact me by phone or email if you would like to discuss your supervision requirements.
My Approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am frequently asked: what is my therapeutic approach or particular philosophical orientation? For example, some people describe themselves as ‘psychodynamic’ counsellors or as ‘humanistic’ psychotherapists. It is not an easy question to answer, because most psychotherapists, with my level of experience, will have studied more than one particular approach to understanding the psyche. I believe that people are wonderfully complex and cannot be reduced to one particular psychological theory or orientation. The label that I prefer to use to describe my approach is ‘integrative’. I think that this term comes closest to describing the broad range of approaches that I have studied and that inform my therapeutic practice.
If you would like any further information, please phone or email and I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
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Sessions last for 50 minutes.
Some concessions may be available for clients taking daytime appointments - please enquire.
Payment by cash, debit/credit card or bank transfer.
Training and qualifications
Prior to qualifying as a psychotherapist I worked as an entrepreneur, business consultant and as a sales and negotiation trainer.
I was awarded my post graduate diploma in 1997 by the CCPE (Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education). I am a member of the UKCP. I also hold a post graduate diploma in 'counselling and psychotherapy supervision'. I have a certificate in CBT from the Beck Insitute.
My initial training comprised 5 years of study of ‘transpersonal and humanistic psychotherapy’. However, I have also studied Process Oriented Psychology, Gestalt, Psychodrama, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counsellor within the NHS and for several mental health charities.