Loraine Fraser

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PGdip CBT, EMDR psychotherapist, Accredited by BABCP
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York YO61
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I help client's recover from various types of anxiety to improve difficulties in relationships, employment, or parenting. I support people who struggle from low confidence, depression and codependency.  My passion is helping people heal from trauma. I am an ally of women and girls, all genders, sexual orientations and ethnicities, kink-friendly and supportive of men and young males.

I treat people suffering with post traumatic stress disorder PTSD some triggers include road accidents, physical or verbal attacks, sexual assault including rape, emotional abuse or an accident at work including those who work for the emergency services or armed forces.  How we respond to trauma will vary depending on our attachment development. 

I also support people who have long term health conditions such as chronic pain and fatigue, these conditions greatly impact our mood and we can feel isolated. The role of pacing and compassion is crucial if therapy is to be a success.

I support parents who are struggling to cope, guided by a secure parenting approach. Often small changes in how we percieve and behave in situations can bring rapid results improving the connection we have with our child.

I also help people with anger management, fear is the underlying emotion and when we learn about triggers and the fight or threat response we can unpack it and explore new coping strategies and ways to remain within the window of tolerance. 

I support client's who want to understand their curiosities about sexual preferences or kink and links to negative emotions such as shame and developed limiting beliefs, supporting their journey to live an authentic and fulfilled life. 

Many clients with long term anxiety and depression do not realise they live with trauma or codependency. Learning about attachment development can help reduce the burden. Living with anxiety and depression affects our health, our work, our family and relationships, it is exhausting. However, you can recover with the right support.

Taking the first steps into therapy can be scary especially if you are used to being 'the strong one', if you view it as a weakness or you feel ashamed. I'd like to reassure you that you are not alone in these feelings. One to one therapy can help you understand your life in ways that you might never have considered.

I know what it is like to experience anxiety and depression and sadly, there is no magic wand. However, from my personal experience and years of clinical practice you can feel better over time, if you find the strength to take the first step and invest in your happiness and well-being today.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Applying child development theory and research in Psychotherapy with adults - Dr R.G Erskine (2024)
  • Using compassion focused therapy to work with shame based trauma memories - Dr Deborah Lee (2024)
  • CBT for menopause - S Tribe and S Fairweather (2023)
  • Talking about sex, sexuality and relationships with younger people - Dr Lorna Hobbs (2023) 
  • Transactional Anaylsis (TA101) Andy Williams (2023)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) parts 1 - 3 EMDR Europe 
  • 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

Member organisations

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Codependency - Attachment injury/trauma

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • Aviva

Additional information

I offer face-to-face therapy in a beautiful location in Easingwold, YO61. Weather permitting you might want to walk and talk or sit outside some days. Or we can have video sessions from the comfort of your home or work. I try to be flexible to help you feel at ease.

Face-to-face and video therapy costs £60 per hour, and direct goal-focused appointments of 30 minutes are also an option. If this is out of your price range I offer a concessionary rate at £55 per hour. A block booking of 5 sessions for £250 (T&Cs apply) can also be discussed.

A 15-minute introductory chat via telephone/WhatsApp is free.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday daytime. One limited slot on Thursday morning.

Further information

You can access therapy via your health insurance. I am recognised by AXA, Vitality and Aviva.

The Hawk, The Hawk Creative Business Park, Hawkhills, Easingwold, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 3FE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Various rooms are available. I can request a ground floor space if you prefer it, just let me know when we speak.

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Loraine Fraser
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