Tracy Brown Dip Couns Reg MBACP
All of us face difficulties in our lives - sometimes the feelings that accompany them can be overwhelming, this maybe why you have decided to seek counselling. Or you may have a big decision to make, perhaps you are trying to make sense of a relationship, address hopes or fears for the future or you may simply want to talk and have someone listen. Whatever the reason, well done for taking the first step towards doing something about the difficult emotions that are troubling you.
Finding a counsellor can feel daunting and is an important decision, this is why I am very happy to meet with you for an introductory session, at a reduced rate, to see whether you feel I am someone you would be comfortable working with.
I have 15 years experience of helping people with a wide range of problems. As a fully qualified, integrative counsellor I have a warm, compassionate and non judgemental approach to considering the issues that are preventing us from living happy, fulfilled lives, and we will work together to achieve this. I am confidential and I won't tell you what to do, but I believe that we all have the capacity to change. As an integrative counsellor I am trained to work psychodynamically, humanistically, or using CBT depending on the individual. I have also been trained in creative therapy and this can sometimes be helpful for exploring difficult thoughts and feelings.
Please take a moment to read what some of my clients have written:
Client A - Age 30
'Tracy was incredible throughout my whole time with her. She empathised with me from day one and she also challenged me, offering different perspectives from family and friends close to me. She allowed me to bounce ideas off her in order to come to a decision about my next step. However, at no point did she ever steer me in one direction - she left that final choice to me. Tracy gave me a safe forum to express my emotions, some of which had been bottled up for months'
Client B: Age 17
'You helped me realise that it is OK to feel this way. Thank you for understanding me and not judging me, as well as helping me to feel safe. I feel I am on the right track and with hard work and determination I can see myself changing each day'
Client C: Age 50
'Thank you Tracy for helping me find the courage to keep going when life felt so hard. Thanks for not giving up on me, I feel so happy with the place I am in right now. I also feel that I am more assertive and trust my decisions - life is good ! '
Client D: Age 21
'Counselling with Tracy has helped me to look at my thoughts and emotions. It has helped me to communicate with people about my feelings without getting angry all the time. Having counselling has made me realise that I am not alone and has helped me to trust someone again'
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Member of ACC
- Dip in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- Full Professional Insurance
- DBS checked/portable
My background is in Pastoral Care and I have extensive experience of working with parents, teenagers and young people.
I have a specific interest in dementia and supporting those who are affected by dementia, including family and friends.
As part of my private practice I take referrals from a GP Surgery and I currently work as a counsellor within the NHS with cancer patients and their carers. I also work with parents referred from local Children's Centres.
I am fully committed to continuous professional development and over the last year I have completed the following training:
Creative Arts in Counselling
Working with those affected by Dementia
Helping Survivors of Childhood Emotional/Sexual Abuse
Eating Disorders and Attachment
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
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- Introductory Session £25
- Subsequent 50 minute sessions £45
- Some concessions for students and if you are unemployed
Timing of Sessions
Each session will last 50 minutes and is usually weekly. It is entirely your choice how long you come for counselling. Short term work (6 - 20 sessions) can help you address a specific issue or provide space and time for you to work through a crisis. Longer term work may be more appropriate to address more deep seated, complex problems - childhood abuse or chronic depression, for example.
Please e-mail me or call to ask any questions you need to and if you would like to we can arrange for an introductory session for you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available during the day time and some evenings .
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|