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Therapy & Coaching

With Natalie Fraser

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

Briefly put, that means I provide a safe and curious therapeutic 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

What is your therapeutic approach?

Life is a creative ongoing project and as a therapist, I join you on your journey for a while when things have become tough or complicated.

For decades people have worked with humans and developed different 'approaches' which are different ways 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 existential ideas, buddhist philosophies, and can be quite creative compared to more mainstream approaches.

I also draw on my training from a vast number of different approaches including therapies which focus on: pluralism, intergration, identity, embodiment, sensory, attachment, working systemically, development, neuroscience, gestalt, CBT, mindfulness, breathing, phenomenology, IFS, inner self, inner child, dreams and imagination, and lots of self-compassion

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 perspective that may be able to look at your experiences from new and helpful lenses. If you are interested, you are always welcome to ask me about these different approaches too.

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.  

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

  • Rape & Sexual assault

  • Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • 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 about this in terms of working with different feelings:

  • Hurt 

  • Sad 

  • Angry

  • Uncertain, confused

  • Hopeless or helpless

  • Feeling'stuck' or 'held back'

  • Disconnected

  • Scared

  • Lonely

  • Neglected

  • Ashamed

  • Lacking confidence

Who do you work with?

Over my career I am grateful have had the opportunity to provide therapy 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 mental health conditions such as: anxiety, depression, PTSD, CPTSD, OCD, etc. 

I'm ashamed to go to therapy - does engaging mean that I'm "crazy"?

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

 

While social attitude has 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 mood or context.

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 the process to start therapy?

  1. Email me on hello@existentialofferings.com simply saying that you're interested in therapy, 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 for me to understand what brings you to therapy and what you might hope to get from it.

    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 find a session fee that is affordable to you
     

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

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

What do you offer?

  • Individual Therapy 

  • Individual Coaching 

  • Academic Research Coaching & Supervision

  • Clinical Supervision

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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