DR CHRISTOPHER FOX
CLINIC LOCATION: EAST MELBOURNE
Dr Christopher Fox is Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist and is a European (EFS-ESSM) Certified Psycho Sexologist (ECPS). He is trained Counsellor/Therapist with over 20 years experience and holds Clinical/Level 4 membership of the Australian Counselling Association. 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 (Sexology) at the Sydney Medical School (University of Sydney) where he coordinates the Psychosexual Therapy pathway in the Postgraduate Program in Sexual and Reproductive Health. 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 highly respected nationally and internationally for his work in sexology. Dr Christopher is the Immediate-Past National Chairperson of the Society of Australian Sexologists (Chairperson from 2014-2017). 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. Dr Christopher is the Associate Secretary Asia-Pacific for the World Association for Sexual Health, and Deputy Co-Chair of the WAS Sexual Rights Committee. He is Treasurer for the Asia-Oceania Federation of Sexology. Dr Christopher played a key role in the Australian Sexual Health Alliance – Australia’s peak body for sexual health. He is also the former President of the Victorian branch of the Society of Australian Sexologists and has held other executive positions over the past eight years, including Victorian Branch Treasurer and National Treasurer, and National Deputy Chairperson. 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.
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