About Rob Frazer Psychotherapy
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.
AREAS OF COUNSELLING I DEAL WITH:
AbuseAddiction(s)AlcoholismAnger ManagementAntisocial Personality DisorderAnxietyAvoidant Personality DisorderBereavementBorderline Personality DisorderBullyingChronic Fatigue Syndrome/MECouples CounsellingDepressionDrug AbuseEmotional AbuseGeneralised AnxietyLow Self-ConfidenceLow Self-EsteemNarcissistic Personality DisorderObsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)Obsessive-Compulsive Personality DisorderPanic DisorderParanoid Personality DisorderPassive Aggressive BehaviourPersonality DisordersPhobiasPhysical AbusePost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Relationship IssuesSelf HarmSexual AbuseStressTrauma
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic
I charge between £50-£70 for individual counselling, and between £70-£100 for couples counselling.
My training, work experience and any achievement
I have a upper class BSc in psychology, a clinical MA in psychoanalysis and a post graduate diploma in CBT.
I worked for many years in children’s homes and as a contact supervisor for the local authority.
I trained at the Institute for Psychotherapy and Social Studies (IPSS) for five years to become a psychoanalyist, a course that required me to be in twice weekly psychoanalysis for the duration of my training.
I joined the student training arm of the London Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (LACAP) to gain the clinical experience necessary to qualify as a psychotherapist. I then joined the main team at LACAP and became a senior assessing therapist after a year.
I currently work in private practice seeing adult clients for individual and couples counselling.
I am also employed as an in house psychotherapist for a network of children’s homes in the London area.
I also run a low fee scheme managing trainee therapists in individual counselling. This practice is based in South Woodford, and fees usually range from £20-£30 depending on income and circumstances.
When working with a therapist on the low fee scheme an in depth assessment of your requirements is first made by a fully qualified therapist. A suitable trainee therapist is then allocated to match your needs.
All trainee therapists are in their final year of qualification and have regular supervision with an experienced, UKCP registered therapist.
For more information on the low fee scheme contact me via email or telephone and I will be glad to answer any questions you might have.
Age I Work With
Other concerns & issues I deal with
Concerns & issues I deal with
- Alcohol Dependence
- Anger Management
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD)
- Avoidant Personality
- Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Childhood Issues
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME)
- Compulsive Behaviour
- Conduct Disorder (CD)
- Couple Relationships
- Cultural Issues
- Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD)
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Abuse
- Eating Disorders
- Family Problems
- Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
- Impulsive Behaviour
- Low Self Confidence
- Low Self Esteem
- Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
- Manipulative Behaviour
- Marriage (Marital Relations)
- Mental Health Problems
- Midlife Crisis
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Negative Thoughts
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
- Panic Attacks
- Panic Disorder
- Paranoid Personality Disorder
- Personal Relationships
- Personality Disorders (PD)
- Physical Abuse
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship Problems
- Repetitive Negative Patterns
- Schizoid Personality Disorder
- Self Harm
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Addiction
- Sexual Offences
- Social Phobia
- Stress Management
- Unresolved Issues
- Weight Loss
- Work Stress
- Emotional Abuse
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): £50/session
- Counselling: £50/session
- Psychotherapy: £50/session
Special Online Booking Offers
I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation
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