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Whatever the Weather. Feel Good. Think Better

About FSK: Minds Matter

FSK: Minds Matter is a Therapeutic Service based in Stockton, Teesside. Founded by Fran Kerr, the former Managing Director of Therapeutic Company NEATS, FSK Minds Matter is a highly professional and dedicated service which aims to draw on Fran's wealth of knowledge and experience in order to continue supporting clients of all ages and backgrounds from across the North East.

Specialist Assessments

Minds Matter Therapeutic Assessments are undertaken with two Senior Practitioners or Psychotherapists . The assessment is guided, scrutinised and overseen by Dr Coleen Mercer Quinn, (Consultant Clinical Psychologist). We learn from what works, and we ensure we continuously improve our service by remaining conversant of all research and good practice in our field.
For the young people we work with, we will find out what their goals are and we will make the assessment as engaging and as fun for them as possible. We will also make sure assessment sessions are effective; we will let them know how long they will see us for and what we can do to help. We explain the assessment will support them to help with their muddles; have positive self-esteem; to be able to make friends and to grow up in a family where fun and laughter are part of everyday life.
For the adults and parents we work with, we will carry out an assessment of need; work with them to help understand and explore the ways they are feeling; look for secondary trauma; help to identify and develop new coping strategies and ways to manage stress, and, above all, the approach we take will be unique to the client and based on their past thoughts, (early history or attachment) and their beliefs and perceptions, helping the client to recognise and evaluate how these can affect current unhelpful or survival behaviours and mindsets. 


Hi, I'm Fran! I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapeutic Child and Adult Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, EMDR  practitioner and a senior qualified Hypnotherapist. I have 22 years of experience working with children, adults and families, and I specialize in therapeutic assessments, attachment, trauma and dissociation. I am now also proud to deliver Reiki and Belief Coding practices to further support individuals with a wide range of approaches.

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I am a Reiki master and have also been trained in attunenents and teaching reiki and offer the following courses:


Level 1: Reiki 1st degree

Level 2: Reiki 2nd Degree - Reiki practitioner 

Level 3: Reiki 3rd degree - Reiki master practitioner 


Anyone interested in learning how to be a Reiki Practitioner, please contact me for more information or visit our Reiki section for more information.

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Our Services
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Hypnotherapy is about empowering each individual to unlock the information held in their subconscious mind to overcome their issues or unwanted habits and behaviours. Sessions are offered in a friendly environment, where you can feel completely relaxed and encouraged to engage with confidence. Clients can benefit from utmost professionalism, confidentiality and a bespoke treatment plan designed especially for them.

EMDR Therapy

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy.  It is an entire therapy model that has been proven to be highly effective for those who have experienced trauma. EMDR therapy is founded on the basis that our emotional well-being is entwined with our physical somatic (“of the body”) state. Therefore, EMDR employs a body-based technique called bilateral stimulation.


Counselling offers time-out from your often busy and stressful reality, providing a safe haven where you can hear and be heard. Where you will be able to embark on a journey of self-discovery, which will allow you to understand yourself better, explore maladaptive survival patterns of behaviour, help you look at the alternative options and give you awareness and tools and empower you to take positive steps. 


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Reiki is an increasingly popular, scientifically validated energy healing technique delivered by a formally trained Reiki Master, which uses gentle hand movements, positioning and grounding to guide the flow of healthy energy through the client's body. Notable benefits include:

  • Relaxation

  • Pain Management

  • Lower Blood Pressure

  • Improved Sleep

  • Reduced Anxiety

  • Reduced Depression

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Belief Coding® uses principles of positive psychology, NLP, CBT, EFT, Meditation, Matrix Re-imprinting, Emotion Code, Kinesiology, and Energy Healing to tap into the subconscious to understand where certain thoughts, feelings and beliefs come from. Developed by Jess Cunningham, Belief Coding® enables us, in a simple and effective way, to safely change self-limiting beliefs that do not serve us.

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Consultancy & Supervision
For Schools

I have a wealth of experience providing supervision on an individual basis to therapeutic practitioners, but also to groups within agencies and schools

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For Businesses

My services can be bought in to support agencies and schools on individual cases. I have worked on a consultancy basis for Local authorities, schools, and agencies.

At FSK Minds Matter, we aim to become a leading provider of accessible and effective therapy services in the North East. We will achieve this by delivering an exemplary and successful therapeutic experience whilst working cross-boundary with relevant professional bodies, meeting the needs of clients, referring agencies and professional standards.

Fran Kerr  |  Owner and Senior Practitioner

Meet Eddie
Chief Wellbeing Officer

Eddie the Cavapoo is the Chief Wellbeing Officer working with me here at FSK Minds Matter. He ensures that I always take breaks through the day. He likes to help me go for walks, give my brain a break and get me away from the screen (and he can be a bit bossy and demanding about making sure that this happens!).  Eddie also loves to provide a warm welcome to clients who choose to see me in person in my Stockton or home office. 


He is also a young apprentice and is working his way to being a therapy dog, and you’ll often hear him bark at the bell when you call. Eddie will often bring his favourite toy to clients if they’re upset , as he feels sharing is caring; he has been known in training to get up to antics to cheer clients up and has been known to steal tissues and maraud in handbags! He provides lots of laughter in the office when he’s not being a complete attention seeking little monkey. Like most apprentices in training he demands a lot of time and training but he’s getting there! 


Don’t worry if dogs aren’t for you.

Eddie’s happy to have time off and sit out of sessions to take a break from his therapy job.

He won’t be offended in the slightest - just let us know!

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