My name is Dr Candy Fox, and I live in Rural Taranaki, NZ, with my partner and a menagerie of animals, my children having largely left home. I was born and raised in England, where I did my Medical training at Sheffield Medical School. I went on to train as a General Practitioner before finally specialising in Psychiatry. I worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Manchester for 5 years before moving to NZ in 2005 with my family.

I worked mainly in Auckland Hospitals before moving to New Plymouth and settling here in 2010. After working at Taranaki District Health Board for 9 years, I left to work independently in 2019 and have since trained specifically in Life Coaching with The Life Coach School (USA) and Advanced Weightloss Coaching with Corinne Crabtree, one of the leading weightloss coaches in the USA.

Dr. Candy Fox

Certified Life Coach

About - Certified Life Coach

I have always had an interest in lifestyle medicine. Much of today's chronic illness is preventable and secondary to lifestyle choices - poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, alcohol, drugs, smoking etc. I have been fascinated as to why people struggle to make necessary changes to their lifestyle, particularly when faced with significant, potentially life-threatening issues such as weight gain, diabetes and high blood pressure.

We, as humans, often struggle adjusting to change and new regimes, largely due to unhelpful thoughts, beliefs and habits, believing them to be inevitable and permanent. We think we cannot change or that it is too hard and challenging. We often use food, screen time, alcohol etc., to manage unpleasant thoughts and feelings, perpetuating the underlying issues.

With Health Management Coaching, I can help you recognise and change your patterns of unhelpful thinking and make steps towards making and attaining your goals and regain control over your health and life.

I am a Doctor, but not your Doctor!

The coaching is not directed at specific diets or management of health conditions (which may be directed by your relevant health practitioner) rather focussing on your thoughts and beliefs about lifestyle, diet, and treatments to help you achieve your health goals.

Professional Credentials

Coaching certifications

  • No BS Weightloss, Advanced Certificate. (Approved Life Coach School – Advanced Training) 2021
  •  Life Coach School, USA, Certified Life Coach. July 2021

Education background

  • Sheffield Medical School MBChB 1988
  • Postgraduate Qualifications;
    MRCGP (UK) exam 1993
    MRCPsych (UK) 1997
    RANZCP (affiliate) current
    MCNZ 16762

Professional Experience

  • Consultant Psychiatrist at Taranaki Base hospital 2010-2019
  • Consultant Psychiatrist in Auckland Hospitals 2005-2010
  • Consultant Psychiatrist in Manchester, England 2000-2005


Coaching is not advice, therapy or counselling and does not provide support of this nature. A full set of Terms & Conditions will be provided prior commencement of coaching.