Therapy & Support

With Natalie Fraser

Natalie is in the final stages of her doctoral training to become a Counselling Psychologist and Existential Psychotherapist.

That's quite a lot of big words... but in short, I provide therapeutic support for people who might be struggling or seeking change in this moment of their life.

Who do I work with?

Over the past 6 years I have had the opportunity to provide therapy with clients from all ages, nationalities, backgrounds, gender identies and sexualities.

What do I 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

And diagnosed or self-identified mental health conditions such as: anxiety, depression, PTSD. 

[scroll down to read about my approach to therapy]

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

 

Together, we create a safe space to explore who they are and who they want to become. What is hurting and how that pain can stop. What influences feel good and what influences feel bad.


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 and share the burdens of life with can be incredibly valuable.

For enquires, please email:

hello@existentialofferings.com 

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 comes from it naturally.

 


Click here to read my brief article answering the question “what is existential therapy?”

What happens when I start therapy?

  1. Send me an email simply saying that you're interested in therapy, with as much or little introduction as you'd like
     

  2. We arrange a time to speak via zoom or telephone
     

  3. We have a first conversation about what brings you to therapy and what you might hope to get from it.

    Then, if you're interested in starting: 

     

  4. We find a time & day each week that works for you
     

  5. We find a session fee that is affordable to you
     

  6. I will share my bank details & zoom link with you via email
     

  7. We start therapy, exploring your experiences at a pace that suits you.
     

  8. Throughout the therapy, we review your experience of therapy. This helps us decide the duration, and whether your expectations are being met.

What is therapy like?

In my view, therapy is a unique experience for each person.

Sessions are held in a style that stuits you: long or short term. Via telephone or zoom. 

For 'boundaries' that help us both create a safe environment to work in, we try to keep sessions at the same time and day each week. Of course, that can be flexible when necessary, for example when something important comes up or holiday is taken. But generally: same time, same day, same 'place' [zoom or telephone].

Therapy I offer:

  • Individual

  • Group

  • Academic Research Coaching & Supervision

  • Clinical Supervision

 

Therapy approach: 

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

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.

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

If these mean nothing to you, don't worry, it's taken me 9 years to train in them myself! Each approach provides different ideas and perspective that I might be able to bring towards looking into your experiences with you. Or if you're interested, please feel free to ask what they mean.

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

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.

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Thank you so much for getting in touch -I will respond as soon as possible.