Catherine Fraser (MBACP)
Finding the right person to listen to you when you are feeling troubled can be difficult and sometimes you may not want to talk to family or friends. I offer a sensitive and thoughtful approach to your concerns in a safe and confidential space.
As well as looking at the current situation it is often helpful to think about how past events have affected the present. Awareness of this can shed light on how you react to problems and why patterns of difficulties seem to repeat themselves.
People sometimes feel that their problems are not serious enough for counselling and this can put them off seeking help. If something is causing you distress and is important to you, it is helpful to talk about it, no matter what the problem is.
What happens when you contact me
I will email you to arrange a time to speak on the phone. We can then organise an initial meeting; this will last for approximately an hour and a half during which we can talk about what has brought you to counselling, what your expectations are and provide time for you to ask questions. All following sessions will be 50 minutes and will take place at the same time every week.
I offer both long and short term counselling and this will be discussed at the initial meeting. Working long term means not fixing an end date or a limit to the number of sessions. In short term work we choose a focus for the work and limit the number of sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor trained at the University of Reading. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work within that organisation’s Ethical Framework.
I have worked in counselling agencies and in private practice with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, self-harm, trauma, abuse, addiction and many other problems.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
£45.00 for an initial session and all following 50 minute sessions.
Concessions may be available if you are unwaged or on a low income, this can be discussed in the initial session.
I work from pleasant rooms opposite Woodley Centre which has a large car park. Woodley Centre is easily accessible by bus from Reading town centre.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available