I am a Registered Psychologist and completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University, New Brunswick. Prior to this I was a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, having completed my training in the UK. I obtained my BSc (Hons) at Liverpool John Moores University, England, and completed extensive graduate training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) through the University of Manchester, and advanced training in EMDR. I obtained accreditation as a CBT therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and provided clinical supervision to trainees and practitioners prior to moving to Canada. I am a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists, and the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta.
I have over 20 years experience and training in mental health and have worked in a range of different treatment settings. These settings included community mental health teams,
MICHELLE FOX MA, R.Psych
addictions services, and educational settings. As well as having my own private practice, I continue to work in primary care working alongside family physicians providing psychological consultation and treatment to patients within their clinics.
My main areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, such as panic, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, OCD, and PTSD; depression; adjustment difficulties; sleep; and self-esteem issues. I also have a special interest in helping adults with ADHD, recognising the impact it can have, not only on on day to day functioning, but also on mood, self-esteem, and relationships.
My main approach is from a CBT perspective, which I combine with other evidence based approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I use these approaches alongside my extensive experience in mental health nursing to tailor the treatment to clients' individual needs. I aim to help each client recognise unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving, develop a range of strategies and skills, learn how to cope more effectively, and ultimately become their own therapist. I bring warmth, humour, experience, and professionalism to create an environment which is supportive, caring, and facilitates change and growth so clients can achieve their personal goals.
In my off time, I sing badly to 80’s and Country music, take endless photographs of the family bunny, and enjoy spending time socialising with friends. I am happy to have made a home here in Canada and love to spend as much time as I can taking in the great outdoors.