Tracy Callaghan MBACP (Accred) EMDR. EFT. Hypnotherapy, Clinical Supervisor

Tracy Callaghan MBACP (Accred) EMDR. EFT. Hypnotherapy, Clinical Supervisor

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MSH Wellbeing Centre
144 Liverpool Road
N1 1LA

London, Islington

07961 414366

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MSH Wellbeing Centre
144 Liverpool Road
N1 1LA

London, Islington

07961 414366

About me

Hello there, welcome to my counselling profile.
Boundaries, holding and containment are often seen as the essential foundations for growth in therapy. But they are not always easy to maintain.We can explore how you are managing your own personal boundaries. And how you can change them if they are not working for you. Personal boundaries operate in two directions, they affect the incoming and outgoing interactions between you and others. This will help you to say 'No' and to permit less emotional confusion between you and others. Whether in work, personal, friend or family relationships, with your parents or as a parent. Relationship issues can be worked through smoothly if we understand our own personal boundaires. And can use non violent language to communicate our needs. By non violent language, I mean a way of talking that doesn't stimulate a negative response from our partner when we are just trying to communicate our needs. Working towards having healthy boundaries will help you to navigate your way through tricky family issues.

Work anxiety.
Starting out in a work role can be exciting and we might be full of enthusiasm.
But pressures can develop where your personality changes and you might not even be aware of it until it implodes. Self reflection at this point is useful to understand change and the change to you personally. Changes comes within an uncomfortable pllace. At this point it is imperative to have the space to explore why this has happened and to set appropriate boundaries in order to work through the uncomfortable place. Trusted feedback allows you to see if you are where you want to be, it can help you to find the parts of you that have been lost, so you can move forward effectively and achieve your goals.

Humour is a big part of who I am as a person, and I believe that comedy and tragedy are closely linked.
If you decide to work with me, expect to be challenged In a kind sensitive and where appropriate humourous way. I find thinking in depth with another person stimulating, rewarding and refreshing.
I have common sense and can see the irony in a situation. Through years of personal therapy I have developed my emotional intelligence and I'm happy to share this with you.

I know it can sometimes feel difficult to make the decision to access counselling, so
please feel free to phone me if you would like to ask any questions or make an enquiry.

Together we can work to create a personal plan of work which best suits your requirements.  Whether it be exclusive talking therapy or a combination of talking plus creative therapeutic approaches.

I don't aim to fit you into my way of working, My aim is to find out from you, how you tick and what might best assist you to move towards your goals.
I aim to offer a calm and confidential environment where you can explore concerns that are troubling you, without fear of being judged or criticised.
In a safe environment, thoughts and feelings can be explored and repeated patterns of behaviour identified, some of which may have a bearing on your current Problem.

I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor offering confidential counselling to individuals, couples and groups using an open jargon free approach. I do not use any therapeutic methods without first explaining them to you and gaining your consent.

A counselling relationship is maybe unlike any other relationship you have experienced, it requires a great deal of active participation on your part. It is the counsellors role to help you to find answers to your questions and make better sense of your current life situation. Gaining a clearer appreciation and understanding of your problems is the first step to making changes. Counselling gives you the opportunity to take stock of life and address issues which are making life difficult.

Innerchild Work
When an inner child is blocked, we are robbed of our natural impulses and gusto for life. Over time this can lead to low energy, anxiety, chronic or serious illness and a feeling of being blocked from fulfillment.
When our inner child is hidden we also separate ourselves from others. They never get to see our true feelings and wishes, they don't see who we really are. Sometimes we don't really know who we really are either. This makes it impossible to experience true intimacy with ourselves and others. For us to feel whole we need to embrace the child within.
I can work with you and your inner child to bring true harmony to your life.

Whether you suffer from anxiety,
Are an adult survivor of childhood emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
Don't feel right.
Are you not in the position in life you expected to be at this point?
Need some help moving forward?
Struggling to cope at work.
Want to change careers.
To learn that it's ok to say "No"
Anger management.
Been raped or attacked.
Feel you've had a happy childhood but don't know why you aren't moving forward in the direction you expected to be in.
Want to learn to like yourself.
Understand why you keep making the same mistakes and change that behaviour.
Be the parent of a person suffering difficulties in life?
Parent struggling with a child with complex needs or illness.
Children leaving home.
Be a child struggling with a parental relationship.
A carer for someone with dementia.
Considering a donor baby/sperm.
Longing for a child.
Long term illness.
Want a relationship.
Have you got relationship Issues? Unfortunately people don't come with instructions, are you having trouble understanding yourself, your partner or others? Or maybe you are a couple that don't seem to understand each others point of view.

A parent
A counsellor/ psychotherapist looking for therapy.

Feel free to contact me, I will do my best to assist you.

I am at present working in a thriving private practice, which includes
1. Private client sessions in person, on Skype or telephone.
2. Life/ business coaching.
3. Creative Clinical supervisor to several workers/teams/managers and counsellors/psychotherapists.
4. Lecturer at City and Islington college.
5. Trainer in various topics.
6. Non-executive director at MSH, Psychological lead.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 5 Dip Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.
Adv Dip Integrative Counsellor
EMDR ( Eye Movement, Desensatisation & Reprocessing) ' Adv Part 3'
Qualified Hypnotherapist
EFT ( Emotional Freedom Technique) Adv Practioner
Cascade trained Creative Clinical Supervisor,  ABC level 4 Dip in Casework supervision
Person Centred Art Therapy Skills. 
Hypno- Life Coaching. 
Auricular Acupuncture, NADA Registered. 
Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. 
Motivational Interviewing,
Advan NLP.
Mindfulness/ Meditation
Advanced working with Cocaine, Crack, Heroin, Ketermin, Skunk, Cannibis, Ketamin and new drug trends.
Counsellors secondary stress disorder
NLP: Anger management
Families/ carers and drug use
City & Guilds Nursery Nurse
Conflict resolution
Domestic violence
self harm
Advanced working with street based sex workers
Cert in counselling children & adolescents
Group facilitation

8 years experience working in bereavement with children from age 2 years upwards and with adults.  Traumatic bereavement, death by murder and suicide. 

2) Friern Barnet School:
Managed the pastoral counselling service.
Faciliated and developed person centred art therapy groups for young people.

3) City Roads Crisis Intervention Centre
Developer and facilitated creative therapy groups.

4) Milton Skills:
Provided counselling within an addiction service.

5) Lifeline:
Managed a substance misuse counselling service for 4 years.

6) Tracy Callaghan Project funded by Hackney council:
Developed, facilitated a counselling service for anyone with an addiction living in the borough. Supporting Lifeline, WDP, Homerton hospital, probation, DAAT service, Hackney Carers for family members, starbright for addicted pregnant mothers.
Supervised team of counsellors, DAAT teams.

7) RAPT:
Clinical supervisor in Wandsworth and Wormwood Scrubs prisons.

8) Lifeline Tower Hamlets:
Clinical supervisor to the counselling team.

9) City and Islington College
Lecturer in counselling courses of all levels and teaching counsellors to be clinical supervisors.

10) Over 16 years I have established a private practice working with clients both on a long and short term basis.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



My fees vary depending on income and circumstances

Sessions of 50 minutes will cost £80.00

Supervision: £50.00 to £95.00

I also reserve a limited number of places for those on low income and students.

Further information


Maps & Directions

London, N1 1LA
London, Islington, N7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


9am-9pm weekdays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training


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