Catherine Fraser - Integrative Counsellor (MBACP Accredited)
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor, I trained at the University of Reading but now work in Bristol and South Wales. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I work within that organisation’s Ethical Framework.
I have experience of employee assistance work, working with students, counseling and assessing in low cost agencies and running a private practice.
My approach to counselling is grounded in compassion and respect. Life can be difficult and talking to someone outside your immediate circle can help. I offer a safe and thoughtful space to explore what is happening in your life and will work with you to find a way through the difficulties.
As well as looking at the current situation it can be 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. How much or little of your past history you choose to discuss is entirely in your hands; you are in charge of what you want to bring to counselling sessions.
What happens when you contact me
I will email or text you to arrange a time for a brief phone conversation. We can then organise an initial 50 minute meeting when we can talk about what you hope to gain from counselling 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 keeping the sessions open ended and working towards a mutually agreed ending when the time feels right. In short term work we choose a focus for the work and limit the number of sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Dip in Psychodynamic Counselling. University of Reading
Counsellor at Time to Talk Reading 2010 - 2011
Counsellor at Riverside Counselling, Henley-on-Thames 2011-2013
Counsellor and Intake Assessor at South Bucks Counselling 2013-2015
Telephone Counsellor/Assessor for Employee Assistance Organisation 2015 - 19
Private Practice formerly in Reading and now in Bristol.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40.00 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Afternoon / evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|