Tracy Carter - BA (Hons)/Integrative - Reg. Member - MBACP
By being here I sense you have taken the first step in finding a way of living for you.
It could be you need to deal with a life event, a mental health concern, a relationship / work issue or that life just isn't working and you do not know why and yet want to feel happier. Whatever your reason for counselling I am here to listen.
I have worked with, Teenagers, Adults, Older Adults, who have experienced difficulties with Relationships, Bereavement, Anxiety, Depression and more.
- The aim in Counselling - is to look more deeply into the emotions, conflicts and distress behind the feelings that can hinder you in life today.
Sessions are available weekly/fortnightly they are confidential and separate from everyday life, and this can enable you to talk openly without feeling you are being a burden, going to be gossiped about or judged.
- As an ‘Integrative’ Counsellor, I draw upon a range of thinking, ideas and techniques, including those of Attachment (how we relate to others), Humanistic (what's happening for us here and now) and Solution-Focused theories.
Difficult experiences in the past can continue to affect the way we feel and behave in the present.
Therapy can enable you to heal, grow, understand and develop your self awareness.
That’s why so many people – from all walks of life and with a whole range of different problems – use Therapy as a way of resolving personal issues and finding a more successful path through life.
You may only need a few sessions (4-6) where you are encouraged to work through your own issues, we can review how you feel it has worked for you, if you would like longer term therapy, that's for you to decide.
I have had a wide range of experience working with:-
Young People (from aged 13 years +):-
Issues may include,
*Low Self Esteem,
*Addictions (Alcohol & Drugs)
*and those who are suffering with long term health issues.
Those who have experienced:-
*Anxiety/Depression and stress,
*Relationship dilemmas (whether it is partner/family).
*Generalised Anxiety Disorder,
*Low self esteem/ Self confidence,
*Work related issues,
*Child Loss Bereavement,
Sessions are available weekly/fortnightly :-
As a Life Coach - We would look at Positivity and Defeating Negative Thoughts, Career and Life Direction, Goal Setting, Motivational Sessions, Personal Development and more.
Coaching is not about judging or criticising but learning how to unlock your full potential, raising your awareness of the strengths & talents you already have. It is about creating a shift from where you are to where you want to be.
The aim as a Life Coach - is Improving Goals and Achievements, Stress Reduction, Confidence & Self Esteem.
* Personal Development
* Long Term Goals
* Motivational Sessions
* Confidence & Self Esteem
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Person-centred Counselling (University Campus Suffolk/UEA/University of Essex)
- Young People and Mental Health (Mind)
- Solution Focused Therapy (Norfolk County Council)
- Certificate in CBT
- Life Coach
- Motivational Interviewing
- Survivors of Childhood sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence (Sue Lambert Trust)
- Child Protection and Safeguarding Children (Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board)
- Registered Member of the BACP (Certificate No - 098458)
- DBS checked (previously CRB)
How I work ;-
I am a qualified Person Centred and Integrative therapist, this means that I will work with you to ensure we find the most effective way forward for you.
At present working in private practice, EAP's and local organisations in the area as a Sessional Counsellor.
I offer my clients space to explore their needs and to work through their difficulties, you may only need a few sessions or longer term support.
I had worked in the Care Profession for over 20 years, with Young People to the Elderly. Working with a varied range of issues, Stress/Anxiety, Bereavement, Alcohol/Drug addiction, Motivational Sessions and more, also working in and running Support Groups.
Working with those whom have lost family/friends to Substance mis-use addiction.
Working with families for many years supporting/counselled those whom have experienced Child Loss/Bereavement.
Working with the over 50's + in 1-1 therapy and group work.
Working with Couples (also same Gender), Relationship Issues, Family Dysfunctionality/Dynamics, and more.
LGBT - Transgender Counselling.
I am a Registered member of the BACP and adhere to guidelines of the Ethical Framework, I am fully insured and attend regular Supervision and CPD.
Areas I specialise in :-
- Young people from 13yrs +
- Family and relationship issues
- Child Bereavement/Loss
- Anger issues
- Low confidence and self-esteem
- Developing self-awareness
- Motivational Sessions
- Over 50's
However, I am happy to work with anything you would like to bring to counselling.
This poem by Theodore Roszak (1981) sums up what I aim to offer as a counsellor:
You and I….
we meet as strangers, each carrying a mystery within us.
I cannot say who you are; I may never know you completely.
But I trust you are a person in your own right, possessed of a
beauty and value that are the Earth's richest treasures.
So I make this promise to you:
I will impose no identities upon you, but will invite you to become
yourself without shame or fear.
I will hold open a space for you in the world and defend your
right to fill it with an authentic vocation.
For as long as your search takes, you have my loyalty.
The core of any successful Counselling/Coaching is the rapport in the therapeutic relationship you build with your chosen Therapist.
It is important you find someone you feel safe, trust, and who you can be honest and open with.
I see my role as listening, reflecting, supporting, tentatively challenging and offering input both as a Counsellor/Coach and as a fellow human with knowledge and my own life-experience.
I found this interesting article on the Counselling Directory;
5 Myths of Psychotherapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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Each session - 60 minutes
£35.00 per session
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If you are a student whether in school, College. or Uni and would like support/counselling/motivational sessions, struggling with on going issues.
Student Counsellors - if part of your Course requires Therapy/Supervision, please do get in touch.
Besides Therapy, I offer Motivational/Life Coaching Sessions. If you wish to find out more information please do get in touch.
What if I need to cancel/miss or I am late for a session
I ask if you can please give at least 24hrs notice if you need to cancel a session. I do charge a cancelled/missed appointment fee.
For appts within 24hrs, give at least 2 hrs notice if you need to cancel a session.
Please try to be on time for your counselling sessions, I will NOT be able to extend sessions past the pre-arranged time, and full fee payable.
"I have had many Counsellor's over the years, we discussed a wide range of dilemma's to which I sat on and never wanted to talk about it. My confidence has soared and she is the best Counsellor I have seen - I was listened to!! "- R.
"A really cool Counsellor" - N. aged 15
I work in Belton, near Great Yarmouth, where I offer my clients a safe, confidential environment to explore feelings/emotions and issues/concerns.
My room is on the ground floor, with parking available, transport links are easily accessible, from Bradwell, Beccles, Gorleston and Gt Yarmouth.
From Lowestoft/Gorleston - Follow the new A12/143 link road, which runs through Beacon Park Business Park connecting Beaufort Way, just off the A12, in Gorleston, to the A143 Beccles Road, with Belton signposted.
Please call/text or email, if I can't answer immediately, please leave a brief message, and will get back to you as soon as possible.
I do not accept Withheld/No Caller ID telephone numbers.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 8pm Sat - Sun 8.30am -12 noon
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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