Dr Fidan Fraser
- Self-Esteem, Stress Management/Building Resilience, Interpersonal Issues, Multicultural Clientele
- Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Non-Violent Communication (NVC) Framework
About Dr Fidan Fraser
The way I work is informed by the preferences of my clients, which will be established during our initial sessions. As time goes on, I like to encourage clients to consider how well the approach is working for them, allowing us to revise, if needed. Maintaining an open dialogue, mutual respect and inclusivity are therefore, core aspects of my practice.
As a psychologist, trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and person-centred therapy (PCT), I also utilise elements of acceptance and commitment (ACT) and compassion-focused (CFT) therapies in my practice. My teaching qualification in yoga further allows me to draw both on mindfulness tools and sensory ways of grounding, as well as a greater awareness of how tension can be stored in the body.
Some of the areas I have vast experience in addressing include, but are not limited to improving self-esteem, reducing self-criticism, challenging ‘impostor’ syndrome, managing anxiety and panic-related symptoms, mood disorders, grief, gender dysphoria, sexuality, stress management and sleep disorders.
For interpersonal issues, utilising the Non-Violent Communication (NVC) framework can help clients develop the necessary assertiveness and boundary-setting tools to navigate workplace, intimate partner, or wider family dynamics.
Ultimately, my aim is to enable clients to utilise their agency and feel more empowered by the end of our work together. This can often look like a greater understanding of the factors that contribute to their mental health, a revised relationship with their thoughts and emotions, as well as increased resilience.
HCPC & BPS
Friday: Morning & afternoon