Ros Fraser’s priority is providing a safe and non-judgemental space that welcomes anyone to come and talk through whatever they choose, without fear of judgement or dismissal. There can be nothing more isolating than feeling as though you have no voice, and she believes that everyone has a right to be heard. Ros believes that the therapeutic process has the power to bring about fundamental change within us that allows us to be who we truly are, and live healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives.
Ros’ therapeutic practice is integrative, which allows her to tailor her approach in the room according to what the client brings and holds the therapeutic relationship between her and her client integral to the success of the therapy. For Ros, this relationship and the honest, open and empathic communication that comes from it, is what guides the therapy and enables positive outcomes.
With a background in public relations, Ros has always had an interest in people; what drives us, and what might be holding us back. Ros also spent 12 months working at her local foodbank, and takes an active interest in understanding the social and economic structures that lead to poverty and instability.
Ros recognises that life can be overwhelming, and believes that everyone is vulnerable to experiencing mental health instability. She wants to help her clients work through the internal and external pressures that may be holding them back from making healthy decisions – or making any decisions at all – so that they can better manage their everyday lives.
Ros is working towards her diploma in Integrative Counselling, which incorporates the Psychodynamic and Person-Centred approaches. For Ros, the therapeutic experience is a human right and wants to practice in environments where therapy is accessible and affordable for all. She is BACP registered and sees NHS patients in The Awareness Centre’s counselling service in Wandsworth.