Tracy Keating MA PGDip MBACP (Accred)
9 Manor Gardens
07814 71 00 24
Starting counselling can bring up lots of questions. Will this person understand me? Can I trust them? Will they judge me? As a professionally accredited counsellor with over ten years experience, I help someone to understand what’s troubling them, find ways of coping, and make positive changes in their lives.
Some people talk about problems they are experiencing in the present, and some people bring painful experiences or events from the past. Often people can feel upset or distressed due to issues in their relationships, whether with family members, partners, friends or colleagues. Sometimes someone has been feeling low for a long time, and is not sure why. Someone's confidence might have taken a knock due to a setback, or they might be suffering from a loss of some kind.
As a Person Centred counsellor I aim to provide an environment in which the person feels deeply accepted as they are. This can help someone to experience and accept more of who they are as a person, and reconnect with their own values and sense of self-worth. This reconnection with their inner resources helps someone to find their own way to move forward.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counsellors who are accredited by the BACP have demonstrated a high standard of knowledge, experience and development. This is an endorsement by a professional body recognising the counsellor’s practice as safe, trusted and ethical.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy from University of East London 2009; Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from University of East London 2004; Certificate in Person Centred Supervision Metanoia Institute 2012.
I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I hold full professional insurance.
I have worked as a counsellor in a variety of settings with a range of client groups including Primary Care with clients referred by their GP’s for counselling. I have also worked in the voluntary sector for organisations including The Violence Initiative (TVI), West Hampstead Women’s Centre, and the London Irish Women’s Centre.
I have a particular interest in working with young people. For the last six years I have worked as a counsellor for Brook, a charity which supports young people around sexual health issues. I also work in a large secondary school in Haringey.
I facilitate personal development groups for trainee counsellors on the Diploma in Practitioner Counselling at City Lit.
I facilitated a mental health support group for Irish Women at West Hampstead Women’s Centre, which ran for seven years.
I teach personal development workshops at City Lit, including Assertiveness and Developing Positive Body Image.
I also teach introduction to counselling courses at City Lit.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression