Loraine Fraser BABCP
Hello, thank you for reading my profile.
A bit about me
I have been supporting people with various levels of anxiety and depression for 10 years since volunteering with a local mental health organisation in the 90's. I have plenty of life experience and understand the difficulties we all face in today's World. I have a special interest in helping people to be more confident, working towards assertive behaviour which improves your self worth, lifts your mood and improves relationships and life in general. CBT not only helps you to see things from your point of view but from the point of those around you.
Conditions I work with
Common conditions I support are; depression/low mood and motivation, social anxiety/shyness, sexual abuse, rape, PTSD, trauma, panic attacks, OCD, vomit and other phobias, loss/bereavement, relationship problems, domestic abuse, abortion, aggressive behaviour, and medication reduction support (e.g. anti depressants), long term health conditions; ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia.
Some of our problems have situational 'triggers' or reasons behind them such as an accident or if someone has physically hurt you, other reasons can be physical. Living with chronic pain or other long term health condition can have a detrimental impact on your mood and CBT can help you manage this.
It is not uncommon for people to question why they are feeling low or anxious as there is no obvious reason, CBT can help you explore what that reason may be.
One of the most beneficial things about CBT is that it is solution focused so we always set clear goals to work towards. It provides tools and strategies to help you, the client, to be your own therapist (Beck).
There is no session limit to commit too, some clients only need 2 sessions to explore and understand why they are struggling at that time, for many 6 - 8 sessions is the average amount before they feel ready to be discharged. This is the beauty of CBT it is flexible.
As a psychotherapist my Job is to support and empower you to achieve your goals. Through self exploration we will pick apart areas of your life and make links to how it has influenced you today. This process will allow you to manage past experiences, explore recent triggers and change unhelpful responses. In turn you will develop a greater sense of self confidence and learn techniques that will stay with you forever.
How it works
CBT can be adapted to meet your needs and learning ability. We can have sessions via the telephone, online chat or face to face. I am based in Norton High Street, Stockton on Tees where there is plenty of parking and transport links. Most of my clients have sessions over the telephone or Skype as it fits around their busy lives. You can always have a combination just do what works for you. My working hours vary including a couple of late nights and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Initially we will spend some time talking through how you are feeling at the moment and how this is impacting on you day to day, then we set a goal to work towards. In between sessions we will think about ways you can continue your therapeutic journey, this may be writing a mood diary, taking a walk or reflecting on the session we had together. Sessions can vary from weekly to fortnightly or monthly, I have some clients who have sessions every six months or so, whenever they need to talk.
I believe in ethical practice and I am guided by my accredited body the BABCP. Through them I strive to provide you with a safe, confidential therapeutic environment. Where you will be able to be open and honest without fear of judgement.
Please get in touch
If you are unsure if therapy is for you please contact me via phone or email we can discuss this further.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Teesside University (January 2017)
- Postgraduate diploma in CBT (Accredited course)
- Teesside University (June 2011) UCAPD Supervision for psychological wellbeing practitioners
- Teesside University (2009) UCAPD Primary mental health care (Accredited course)
- Middlesbrough College (2009) Counselling skills level 2
- Teesside University (2006) Counselling skills level 1
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Self esteem, confidence
Online chat (Instant message via Skype not video call) £40 per hour
Video call £50 per hour
Face to face (Stockton) £50 per hour
Telephone session £40 per hour
Reduced fees can be discussed if you are struggling financially.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday with weekend appointments considered. Working hours vary with late nights on Mondays and Thursdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|