Dr Richard Fox

Counselling and Psychotherapy for individuals and couples


Welcome, I work in Ponsonby Auckland, using modern user friendly, and time effective approaches to help people turn their lives around.


How Can I Help?

I work together with people, to find the best way they can resolve current difficulties, and to help them move forward in their lives.

If you are experiencing any of the situations below, you should find counselling and psychotherapy helpful. I am happy to work with people of any age from late teens onwards.

  • Stress and burnout
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Relationship trouble, especially couples wanting to improve their relationship
  • Interest in personal development
  • Rebuilding one’s life after sexual abuse
  • Recovery from alcohol and other addictions
  • Breaking free from eating disorders
  • Coping with physical illness, including cancer, chronic fatigue and pain syndromes like fibromyalgia


About Richard

After completing medical training at Cambridge University and hospitals in the UK, I came to New Zealand as a junior doctor, and married a kiwi nurse. We worked in the Solomon Islands and then settled into rural general practice and raised a family in the Coromandel. To satisfy my growing interest in the human side of illness I studied and eventually made the transition from medicine to counselling and psychotherapy. I now work full time in private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist in Ponsonby, Auckland.

I also facilitate Balint groups of doctors looking at the human side of working with illness.

I am married to Wendy who is a midwife at Auckland City Hospital. We have four children who are now young adults, with one grandchild. Active interests are summertime sailing and tramping.



Following training in counselling and Hakomi Integrative Psychotherapy, I gained full Membership of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists, and am now listed as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. I am registered with the Psychotherapy Board of Aotearoa New Zealand.



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychotherapist
- Member New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)

Q Qualifications

MB BChir
Diploma Counselling

Q Appointments

I work Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

Q Fees

Full one hour sessions cost $160 for individuals and $180 for couples.

I am registered with ACC for people with sensitive claims following sexual abuse.