Loraine Fraser BABCP

Loraine Fraser BABCP


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About me

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A bit about me

I provide CBT and EMDR

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.  My life experiences enable me to understand the difficulties we all face in today's society and the impact this strain has on our work/careers,physical appearance, finances and relationships including sex life.

Small changes can lift your mood and improve your day to day life. CBT not only helps you to see things from your point of view but from the perspective of those around you.

EMDR is an acronym for ‘Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing’. EMDR is a powerful psychological treatment method that was developed by an American clinical psychologist, Dr Francine Shapiro, in the 1980s (EMDR Europe).  It treats PTSD, OCD, anxieties including low self esteem and phobias amongst others. A main difference between CBT and EMDR is that you do  not  need to go into great detail about your problem so this may suit your needs better.

Some problems I work with

GAD generalised anxiety disorder
social anxiety
health anxiety
post natal depression
sexual abuse
emotional abuse
PTSD post traumatic stress disorder
trauma including road traffic accidents
panic attacks
OCD obsessive compulsive disorder
vomit and other phobias
relationship difficulties
affairs - adultery
intimacy problems
physical abuse
medication reduction (e.g. anti depressants)
long term health conditions; pain management, ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia.
employment stress including interview fears
redundancy or dismissal

Some of our problems have obvious 'triggers' or reasons behind them such as an accident or if someone has physically hurt you, other reasons can be difficult to identify and may be linked to childhood or past relationships. Living with a long term health condition can have a detrimental impact on your mood. CBT can help you to explore and cope better with all of these problems.


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 2-3 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.

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 and EMDR can be adapted to meet your needs and learning ability. For CBT we can have sessions via the telephone, online chat or face to face. I am based in Linton on Ouse, York. 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 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.


Video call £50 per hour

Face to face £50 per hour

Telephone session £40 per hour

Online chat (Instant message via Skype not video call) £40 per hour
Further information

Get in touch

If you are unsure if therapy is for you please contact me via phone, txt or email and we can discuss this further.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • EMDR part 1 - EMDR Europe (November 2018)
  • 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


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Self esteem, confidence

Photos & videos

  • BABCP logo


Video call £50 per hour

Face to face  £50 per hour

Telephone session £40 per hour

Online chat (Instant message via Skype not video call) £40 per hour

Maps & Directions

York, YO30

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Monday to Friday daytime with weekend appointments considered.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme