Catherine fraser

Catherine fraser

The Practice Rooms
226 North Street
Bedminster
Bristol
Somerset
BS3 1JD

Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol
Somerset
BS9

07734 922209

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The Practice Rooms
226 North Street
Bedminster
Bristol
Somerset
BS3 1JD

Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol
Somerset
BS9

07734 922209

About me

I am a qualified, experienced counsellor, I trained at the University of Reading but now work in Bristol and will soon be working in South Wales as well. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I work within that organisation’s Ethical Framework.

I currently work for an employee assistance organisation and in private practice.


About counselling

My approach to counselling is grounded in the principles of compassion and respect for clients. Life can be difficult at times 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 the counselling sessions.

Sometimes people say 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.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£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

Bristol, BS3 1JD
Bristol, BS9

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

I am currently available on Thursdays and Fridays

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme