Catherine Fraser (MBACP Accred)
The Practice Rooms
57-59 High Street
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor trained at the University of Reading. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists; I work within that organisation’s Ethical Framework.
I currently work for an employee assistance organisation and in private practice and have experience in working with a wide range of issues.
Talking to someone outside your circle of friends, family or work colleagues can help when you are troubled by emotions, circumstances or life events. I offer a safe and thoughtful space to explore what is happening in your world and can 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 the counselling sessions.
Sometimes people say they 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 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 -
Private Practice formerly in Reading and now in Bristol.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client