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Therapy & Coaching

With Natalie Fraser

Dr Natalie Fraser is an experienced accredited Counselling Psychologist and Existential Coach.

Briefly put, that means I provide a safe and curious space for people who might be struggling or seeking change in their life.

 

Together, as a collaboration, we work together to explore what opportunities may be hidden in the darkness, and understand how this can be brought to life.

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FAQs

How do you see therapy?

Life is a unique and creative journey. My role is to join you on your journey for as long as you may need when things have become tough or complicated.

Working together may feel quite creative compared to more mainstream approaches, with self-compassion at the heart of it. I see therapy sessions as an opportunity for my clients to have a safe, respectful, open space where they can look at their truth from different angles without judgement.  

Together, we create a safe space to explore:

  • Who you are and who you want to become.

  • What is hurting you and how that pain can stop.

  • What influences feel good and what influences feel bad.

What is your approach?

For decades psychologists have developed different 'approaches' to understand and support human challenges.

It may not surprise you, as per the name of this website, that my approach to therapy is influenced by philosophical ideas. I also draw on my training in a vast number of different approaches exploring: identity, embodiment, our senses, relationships, attachment, evolution & development, neuroscience, gestalt, mindfulness, breathing, inner self, dreams, and imagination.

If these mean nothing to you then don't worry - it's taken a decade to train in them myself! Each approach offers different ideas and perspectives that may help us understand your experiences from new and helpful lenses. If you are interested, you are always welcome to ask me about these different approaches too.

I respect and validate my client's truth, and support them to gain deeper insight into what their life means to them.

What issues do you work with?

Challenges that I specialise in include:

  • Trauma

  • Sexual violence

  • Abuse

  • Domestic challenges

  • Loss

  • Death

  • Gender Identity

  • Neurodiversity

  • Sex & Sexuality

  • Relationships

  • Developmental Challenges 

  • Brain Damage

  • Childhood experiences

  • Parenthood

  • Miscarridge & Abortion

  • Addiction

  • Substance Dependence

It may also be helpful to speak in terms of working with different feelings:

  • Hurt 

  • Sad 

  • Angry

  • Uncertain, confused

  • Hopeless or helpless

  • Feeling 'lost' or 'stuck' 

  • Disconnected

  • Scared

  • Lonely

  • Neglected

  • Ashamed

  • Lacking confidence

Who do you work with?

Over the past decade of my career I am grateful to have had the opportunity to provide therapy, coaching, and education across the world collaborating with clients from a wide variety of different ages, nationalities, backgrounds, gender identies and sexualities. 

Do you work with diagnosis?

I consider life to be far more complex than fitting each person into labels. I therefore work in a way that meets the client where they are in the moment to consider their past, present, and future from their perspective. 

I recognise the value of diagnosis offering clinicians and clients a language to understand shared experience, and work with formally diagnosed or self-identified conditions such as: anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, PTSD, CPTSD, OCD, etc. 

I'm ashamed to go to therapy - does engaging mean that I'm "crazy" or did something wrong?

No, going to therapy does not mean you're "crazy".

 

While social attitudes have evolved to become more aware and understanding about mental health and the support on offer, the dated stereotypes and stigmas still impact people's perpectives.

I feel passionate about fighting the stigma and shame surrounding seeking psychological support. Life can be tough, no matter who we are.

Having a dedicated professional to develop a safe space with, share the burdens of life with, and explore new perspectives with can be incredibly valuable - no matter what your context is.

How do we start working together?

  1. Email me on hello@existentialofferings.com simply saying that you might be interested in working together, with as much or little introduction as you'd like.

    Remeber: Getting in touch does not commit you to anything. But if you are curious, you are welcome to send an email, ask any questions, and see what naturally comes from it.
     

  2. We arrange an 'initial consultation'. This is an opprtunity for you to get to know me, and to understand what you might hope to get from working together.

    Then, if you're interested in starting: 

     

  3. We find a time & day each week that works for you - normally weekly at the same time and day, however this may differ based on your needs and availability
     

  4. We start our online sessions exploring your experiences and enabling change at a pace that suits you.
     

  5. Throughout the journey we reflect on your experience helping us to decide the duration, carefully navigate changes, and establish whether your expectations are being met.

What do you offer?

  • Individual Therapy - £95.00 for 50 minute session

  • Individual Coaching - £95.00 for 50 minute session 

  • Family & Couples Therapy - £140.00 for 50 minute session

  • Academic Research Coaching & Supervision - £70.00 for 50 minute session

* Limited number of student and low-income sessions also offered - please enquire to be wait listed.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

In the meantime, wishing you safety and light during the dark times.

You are not alone.

Dr Natalie Fraser

hello@existentialofferings.com 

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