DR CHRISTOPHER FOX
CLINIC LOCATION: EAST MELBOURNE AND FRANKSTONDr Christopher Fox is a trained Counsellor/Therapist with over 20 years experience, providing sex and relationship therapy. He holds Clinical/Level 4 membership of the Australian Counselling Association, one of Australia’s leading counselling and psychotherapy regulating bodies. His specialty areas are in sexual health and men’s body image. Dr Christopher has worked as a practitioner, researcher and academic in counselling, public health and sexual health.
Dr Christopher is a Fellow – Licentiate of the Royal Society for Public Health in recognition of his contributions to public health and health promotion. He also is a Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health Counselling (Psychosexual/Sex Therapy) at the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney. He has previously worked at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe Rural Health School and the University of Melbourne.
Dr Christopher is the National Chairperson of the Society of Australian Sexologists. He is also a Foundation Director of the organisation and the inaugural Accreditation Officer, setting the accreditation standards for the psychosexual therapy and education in Australia. He is also the former President of the Victorian branch of the Society and has held other executive positions over the past five years, including Victorian Treasurer and National Treasurer. He was an Accredited Sex Educator and Sex Researcher with the former Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT).
Working with individual and couples of any sexual orientation on a short or long term basis, Dr Christopher’s role is to work with the client to understand what their issues really mean to them. Then use this information to help them create a healthier life for themselves and their loved ones going forward. This may involve exploring immediate concerns in life or address ‘deeper’ issues present.
As a sex therapist he works in an integrative, structured framework using a solution-focused approach combined with evidence-based strategies such as cognitive-behavioural therapy and systemic theories in the main. Cognitive-behavioural therapy assists you to understand, manage and change your thoughts (cognitions) and actions (behaviours). Dr Christopher also uses affirmative practice from a non-traditional perspective with all clients. His experience is people like to find a solution quickly and they know themselves best, so he assists you to work towards a solution as the best outcome.
Dr Christopher is experienced in working with sexual dysfunctions in sex therapy and have worked successfully with clients who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, have mental health issues, and have experienced trauma. He also works with sex and porn addiction in sex therapy work for the addict and their partners.
Relationship therapy addresses areas of breakdown, affairs, self esteem, moderate depression and anxiety, and Dr Christopher will work cognitively to improve communication and improve the status quo of the individuals concerned.
Dr Christopher also works with men and women with body image and genital image issues, self-esteem issues and general life concerns. As a Sexuality Educator he is able to work with parents and young people about sex education. His work focuses on helping you to get in touch with, and value, your inner resources to help problem-solve from a position of personal power and strength.