Welcome to Fox Therapy Services

A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life

Welcome and thank you for visiting Fox Therapy Services

We are Simon and Sarah Fox, and we're both fully qualified and insured counsellors/therapists. Between us, we have worked in a variety of settings, ranging from family services, youth services, homeless services, child protection, addiction prevention to name but a few, giving us an extensive range of experience supporting people with their mental health. Simon specialises in outdoor therapy and offers 'Walk and Talk' sessions for those people who prefer an alternative approach to conventional therapy. Simon also provides clinical supervision to other therapists, by online sessions. Sarah is a counsellor for a hospice team, which specialises in bereavement/grief, palliative and end of life support, and counselling for those with cancer or other life limiting condition. Both of us have also worked extensively with people who have experienced heightened anxiety and depression.

Our overall aim is to provide a safe, empathic, non-judgemental space for anyone who feels counselling may help them to process life's challenges, difficult emotional experiences and trauma. We are authentic, compassionate people who genuinely care and want to provide therapeutic support that is flexible and fits you as an individual.

Making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step to take - but it can be a positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.

Our approach

At Fox Therapy we offer a counselling and therapeutic approach that is tailored to your needs as the individual person you are. We genuinely admire your strength and courage to take this step in to what can feel like the unknown, but please know we are here to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to talk and explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions. With a person-centred approach at the core of what we do, we want you to feel heard, accepted and valued. Person-centred counselling isn't a mask or a uniform we wear just for counselling sessions, it is the authenticity, genuineness, care and compassion we have as Simon and Sarah, as the people we are.

Counselling/Outdoor Therapy

We offer counselling sessions in the following ways - Online by zoom or google meet, telephone or face to face walk and talk outdoor therapy. Please click here for more information on fees, etc.

Clinical Supervision

Simon offers clinical supervision, giving trainee and qualified counsellors a place to reflect and explore on their practice and work with clientsGet in touch for an informal chat or book a session

Mental Health Support

We run a mental health support group called 'A Place to Be' in Brigg North, Lincolnshire.

Contact us for more information!

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to us for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Trauma and post-traumatic stress



Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or school life

Get in touch

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment.

You can also call us on 07596 825481 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to us first. We am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

Frequently asked questions

What's the difference between counselling and therapy?

Counselling is usually a good way to help with a current problem; something that can be discussed and - hopefully - resolved within a limited number of sessions. Over a certain number of weeks the understanding of the problem improves and away forward becomes clear. Therapy often describes work that goes a bit deeper, towards more substantial life issues and problems having a deeper effect on the client’s life. Therapy often requires a long-term approach, so the number of sessions can be open-ended.

Which option is most suitable depends on the client and the difficulties they are facing. In some cases counselling works well as an ongoing, longer-term option - or therapy can manage to resolve an issue in just a few sessions.

How long will I need to have counselling?

How long a period of counselling lasts will vary from person to person and depend on the depth of the issues they are facing. For some people a couple of sessions helps to bring their problems into focus, and they feel ready to move forward; other problems may require more of an open-ended approach.

Before we begin any work we will agree on the number of sessions we’ll undertake, and at the end of that number review our progress. As long as we both agree further therapy will be of benefit to you, sessions can continue.

How long will I have to wait for an appointment?

My aim is to offer a first appointment - known as an initial assessment - within 1-2 weeks. Then we would arrange a set number of counselling sessions to take place at the same time every week, that is convenient for you and where I have availabity. How quickly these sessions can begin will depend on the availabity of that free ‘slot’.

Will everything I say be kept confidential?

Everything that is said within the counselling room is private - this is one of the main ways counselling and therapy differ from talking to a friend or relative. Once you are comfortable with the format of weekly sessions and the safe space they provide, you will find the freedom to speak in confidence is of great value.

Note that there are some situations where you may be a risk to yourself or others, and there the law requires that I notify an authority; in these cases I may not be able to keep total confidentiality. Breaking confidentiality is very rare though, and only happens after the person concerned has been informed.

Can I bring a friend or relative with me?

Usually I am asked this question by people who are nervous about entering into counselling, or when they are looking for support in coming to see a therapist. This anxiety is understandable, but a key aspect of therapy is that you should feel free to talk about any issues you feel are important to you. Having someone else with you who can be connected those issues makes this opening-up more difficult, so for this reason I do not see clients accompanied by friends or family.

Our location

We are located in North Lincolnshire within easy reach of Scunthorpe, Barton, Grimsby, Caistor and Hull. We also offer online counselling to people throughout the UK and worldwide.

Fees & availability

Online, video, telephone sessions (up to 50 minutes): £35 per session

Outdoor therapy, walk and talk sessions (up to 1 hour): £40 per session

Clinical supervision: 90 minutes are £55 per session (Online only)

Please note that discounts are available if you book, and pay for, a block of five or more counselling sessions.

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