BPsychSc BPsychSc(Hons) MPsych (Clin) MAPS
Before joining the team at Stirling Psychology Fraser worked with adolescents and adults in community, youth justice, drug rehabilitation and clinical settings. Fraser is passionate about working with people experiencing mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, life stress, trauma, anger, interpersonal difficulties, and relationship and family problems. He has an interest in working with couples and has completed training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Fraser has experience working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, drug and alcohol use, stress, family and relationship problems, personality vulnerabilities, domestic violence, and learning disabilities. He has also provided psychological assessment and intervention for adults with genetic and acquired disabilities seeking support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Fraser has provided treatment to adolescents in clinical, youth justice, youth detention, and school settings. He has worked with young people displaying offending behaviour, substance use, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, impulsiveness, learning disorders, anger, low self-esteem, family problems, and aggression.
Fraser has a warm, supportive and welcoming approach ensuring his clients feel at ease in the therapeutic setting. Fraser offers online psychology appointments, as well as psychology sessions in our Mornington practice.
Fraser’s level of education and training led to him receiving registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
and being awarded membership to the Australian Psychological Society.
Fraser has completed 9 years of full-time university study. He initially completed an Engineering degree before completing undergraduate
studies in psychology followed by a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Bond
Fraser’s research has focused on understanding how mindfulness contributes to positive outcomes by allowing meaning to be derived from stressful life events, contributing to the development of increased positive emotions, reduced distress, and increased resilience to future stress. He has also worked on developing and employing mindfulness-based interventions both in group-based in-person retreats and smartphone apps to improve well-being and build resilience to life stress. Fraser believes that the development of protective factors through mindfulness practice can reduce the risk of developing mental health disorders in individuals exposed to high levels of stress. Fraser published his research in this area in the journal OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine.
Fraser is passionate about working with men and women experiencing mental health problems and other life challenges, as well as working with couples.
Fraser uses a supportive, accepting, and compassionate approach to help foster relaxation and comfort during therapy. Fraser develops an honest and validating environment, ensuring his clients feel supported whilst exploring their goals and working collaboratively towards their desired outcome. He works closely with relevant health professionals on the Mornington Peninsula to ensure the best possible care for his clients.
Fraser is committed to ongoing professional development to ensure that he is using the most relevant evidence-based treatment approaches and research. He employs an integrative multi-modal treatment structure suited to the specific needs of the client or couple using evidence-based practices including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.