ROB FRAZER, UKCP
10 The Shubberies
16 Brune Street
Talking to others is often the way we try to work through problems. Often we confide in people close to us, but there are times when these people are not enough, or perhaps it is actually these same people that are now the cause of our need to talk.
What psychotherapy can do is ’hothouse’ the process of personal development, so people can work out their issues and problems with a professional in the controlled space of therapy through dialogue and introspection.
Rather than learning from our painful mistakes (often when the damage has already been done), we can talk through our problems in controlled conditions instead.
Psychotherapy aims to make the ’unconscious conscious’.
This moves us from being a ’passenger’ in our own lives - driven by unconscious forces out of our awareness - and into the driving seat of conscious control.
In the words of the philosopher Lao Tsu:
’If you do not change direction you may end up where you are heading’.
Psychotherapy gives people an opportunity to change direction.
I follow the BACP code of ethics, offering a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space to discuss and to talk through whatever it is you feel is important .
My psychoanalytic training means that I am very interested in the unconscious factors involved in people's problems, and I believe that unresolved traumas and incidents in childhood can have a long lasting effect throughout life. Dream analysis is often a strong feature of my work, and an area I am very experienced in.
The CBT skills I use also mean that I can offer a way to help control immediate symptoms (e.g. panic attacks, phobias, compulsions) and devise specific structured ways to tackle problems.
Although I have trained academically as a psychologist and psychotherapist for over 12 years, I do not foist theoretical models on people and try to 'shoehorn' them to fit with theoretical expectations. Theory does of course inform my work, but first and foremost every person who comes to see me is an individual with a unique history, and I tailor a new therapy for every new person I work with.
Individual therapy is a process where, in a safe environment and at a pace you are comfortable with, we progress together to understand the way you see the world, and work through whatever issue has brought you to therapy.
Couples counselling is a process where partners can meet in an environment where disagreements and issues can be discussed and explored in a manner where both parties communicate clearly and calmly with each other.
Often the differences that first attracted people to each other become the very qualities that push people apart. This polarization is common in couples counselling, but is far from the only reason people decide to begin work together.
Whatever reasons you may have, I provide a space where feelings and thoughts can be calmly worked through together. My role is to facilitate constructive communication where both of you feel heard, where unproductive arguments are avoided and underlying problems get resolved.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc in psychology, a UKCP registered clinical MA in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and a post graduate diploma in CBT skills. I have been a senior assessing therapist at the London association of counselling and psychotherapy, and have seen a very varied range of clients in my years of post graduate experience.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
I charge £45 for individual counselling, and £65 for couples counselling. Although I offer concessions and a sliding scale of fees if this is outside of your price range.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|