This is my story – how an interest in understanding the human mind combined with a passion for helping.
My enjoyment of working with people began at 16, when I volunteered for two years during my A-Levels at a school for children with disabilities. I remember each of the young people I had the privilege to get to know, and the incredible staff. This time cemented my desire to study Psychology.
Getting onto Doctoral training in Clinical Psychology takes time, but every post, be that employed or voluntary has shaped me. From working on acute mental health wards, to living in with adults with autism, every experience has provided rich insight into understanding the human mind and how psychological understanding always has a place in supporting change and enabling clients to thrive.
My 3-year Doctoral training was completed in 2010. I hugely enjoyed being part of a small cohort of trainees, and learnt so much from our lecturers but also the discussion that grew from our cohort.
Now 13 years post qualified, working for myself under my company Fraser Clinical Psychology, I am truly grateful for this career in clinical psychology, one that I remain to feel so passionate about. Every day of my working life, I am touched by the perseverance of my clients and the capacity to change and grow.
In my personal life, my key values of relationships and time in nature continue to ensure my own mental wellbeing and physical health are prioritised.