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Alison Fox Counselling

Practising counsellor, psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner & clinical supervisor based in Weymouth, Dorset.
Appointments are available locally in-person and nationwide online.

My name is Alison Fox and I have been a practising counsellor, psychotherapist and CBT practitioner for more than twenty years and as an EMDR practitioner since 2020.

I am committed to offering counselling, psychotherapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I am fully insured & an accredited member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy BACP Membership 554716 and an accredited member of the EMDR Association UK.

My experience as a counsellor started as a volunteer with Rape Crisis and I have gone on to work in various agencies helping with issues such as addictions, bereavement, bullying, domestic abuse and HIV/AIDS.

I have worked in private practice for over 20 years and have a very high success rate and ability to help clients find answers to many physical, psychological and emotional problems.

The benefits of therapy can include better sleep, less worry, increased performance and improved relationships at work and at home.

I work with individuals, couples and groups over the age of 16. I have experience working with issues such as addictions, anxiety, bullying/harassment, boarding school survivor syndrome, chronic health conditions, depression, family therapy, infertility, lack of self-esteem/confidence, OCD, PTSD, marriage and relationship issues, stress related issues and trauma. This list is not exhaustive, if you are looking for help for something which is not listed, please feel free to ask me. Tel: 07714762012 Email:

As a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I work within their code of ethics. Key to this is being a trustworthy professional, committed to continuing on-going professional development and clinical supervision. I work using an integrative approach, using a variety of methods including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) & Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), where together we look at issues holistically, supporting you to explore issues that are affecting you whether physically, emotional, psychologically, or spiritually.

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy where you share your difficulties and feelings, in order to help you to understand what has been happening and to enable change to take place. Meeting in a safe, confidential setting between a professionally qualified counsellor and a client. Sessions usually take place on the same day and at the same time each week. Counselling is usually a brief therapy that focuses on current specific issues.

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 they are unable to with somebody close to them. This enables them to change their thoughts and feelings. 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 loneliness and isolation.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy offers longer term treatment providing the opportunity to explore feelings, thought processes, ways of seeing and being in the world.

By drawing on insight from past emotional experiences it helps increase emotional awareness and regulation, to resolve deep rooted problems. Gifted therapists have the ability to glide seamlessly between the two ways of working.

What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)?

EMDR is a unique, powerful therapy designed to help people recover from problems, triggered by traumatic events in their lives.

It stops difficult memories causing so much distress by helping the brain to reprocess them properly.

EMDR is best known for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but is commonly used to treat a range of mental health conditions in people of all ages.

It is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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Qualifications and further training

  • EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
  • Certificate working with boarding school survivors syndrome
  • Certificate working with bereaved children and young people
  • NCS Accredited Advanced Diploma Counselling Supervision
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP 554716
  • Advanced Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( CBT )
  • Certificate in working with Addictions

Recent CPD

  • EMDR Certificate Part 1 to 4
  • Working with eating disorders and excessive control
  • Safeguarding children, young people and adults
  • Developing Effective Anti Bullying Practice in Schools training for children
  • Working with bereaved young people
  • Working with Young People & Adolescents
  • Working with addictions
  • Recovery from anxiety & depression
  • Working with couples
  • Mindfulness based stress management.
  • Working with self-harm and suicidal thoughts/ideation
  • Working with Shame
  • Deaf Awareness
  • LGBTQ and Pronouns Awareness Training
  • Working with Transgender Clients and Their Families
  • Dementia
  • Toxic Sibling Dynamics
  • Working with Pornography and Sex Addiction
  • Attachment styles in the workplace
  • Mother-daughter attachment
  • Blink Technique with EMDR
  • EMDR Therapy and Suicide
  • Working with persistent physical symptoms including functional neurological disorder – practical application for using EMDR
  • The Dream Completion Technique for stopping nightmares and sleep disturbance Justin Havens