Tracey Bennett MBACP BA(hons) Dip Couns
Hi, My name is Tracey and I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and Group facilitator. At my core I work from a Person centred perspective but depending on client need offer other aspects of counselling and therapy taken from CBT, Gestalt, TA and DBT.
I specialise in Domestic abuse, Anxiety and Depression but have experience of, and work with many other issues that have the potential to affect a healthy way of being.
I endeavor to offer a warm, safe and non-judgemental space, enabling prospective clients the environment to consider their thoughts and concerns holistically and alongside myself.
I am aware of my own core values and beliefs and feel that self awareness is an important insight to ones healing. I hold strong personal boundaries, I work with integrity and with humility and am passionate about helping others.
I am aware that sometimes in life, due to incidents and happenings through no fault of our own it can be easy to forget what excites us, to not know enjoyment and to lose the ability to laugh and enjoy life and those around us. I believe there is positivity, learning and the potential to increase personal awareness in every low tide so to speak. I endeavor to help support those who are currently struggling to find that joy, to seek it out and grab it with both hands.
How I work
I offer no guarantees but believe that we get out of life what we put in and given the right environment, support and time, hope we can find the healing and peace you are looking for together. It is my belief that you have the answers to your issues but may just need a little, or in some cases a lot of support in unlocking them. As a Person centred counsellor I believe that I am not the expert... you are. You are also in control of the amount of sessions you choose to have, what you choose to discuss and ultimately the extent of learning and understanding of self. What I offer is a confidential space where you can explore who you are currently and at your core, I will listen and offer occasional insights or gentle questioning if you would like a more directive approach we can look at aspects of other approaches that might be useful to you. Most importantly you will always be in control of what you share and how far you engage.
This session will be for you to decide if my way of being and working suits you.During this session you will have the opportunity to get to know me and how I work. We will look at current struggles and there will be a small element of paperwork. We will discuss confidentiality, my contract and I will answer any questions you may have.
Confidentiality and safety is of utmost importance and I will visit this regularly to ensure clarity of understanding.
Rooms and Availability
I offer counselling sessions throughout Mid and West Cornwall.
I also offer walk and talk sessions in mutually agreed locations.
I can offer appointments most days of the week and work from a private clinic on a Tuesday or Friday.
I offer early morning, evening/nightime appointments also.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA(hons), Degree in Counselling Studies (Gestalt, Transactional analysis, CBT, Group facilitation training).
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Therapy.
- Advanced Certificate in Person Centred Counselling.
- As part of my commitment and passion to counselling work and my clients, I attend regular CPD days such as workshops and training courses that help to increase and inform my skill set.
- Empowerment Star Training (an evidence based tool for measuring and supporting change).
- MHFA(mental health first aid).
- Acpo Dash Risk Assessment Training.
- Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice.
- L3 Safegaurding.
- Emergency First Aid
- Assist (suicide first aid).
- Team Teach (positive handling strategies within an holistic framework).
- Psychoeducational Group Facilitators Training.
- L2 Health and Safety in the Workplace.
- Basic Epilepsy Awareness Training.
- Domestic Abuse Helpline Training.
- Working with Self Harm and Risk.
- Basic Drug Awareness Training.
- Motivational Interviewing Training.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I charge £35 for a 50-minute session between 9am and until 5pm
Before 9am £45 per session
After 5pm until 9pm £45 per session
I also offer a small number of reduced fee spaces for students and those on low incomes.
Charge for initial session is £20.
I also offer discounts on sessions when booking and paying in advance.
Book and pay for 7 sessions £245 and save 15% (out of hours counselling not applicable)
Fees will be charged at full rate if not cancelled with 48 hours notice.
In my day to day role I work for a Domestic Abuse charity as an Outreach worker and Group Facilitator. I run support groups and deliver a Domestic abuse awareness Programme. The focus being on empowerment, understanding abuse and raising self esteem, worth and confidence, which is the result of working through difficult experiences, emotions, thoughts and behaviours over the course of six months to a year, sometimes longer and during weekly sessions.
I also have experience of following agencies:
Waves counseling agency.
Penhaligan Counselling Agency
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer flexible pre arranged appointments across mid and West Cornwall and endevor to suit client need.
Types of client