Tracy Levy P.G. Cert. Couns, BA hons, Advanced Dip Couns. Dip hyp. MBACP
I offer a friendly, open, non-judgemental, safe and confidential space where you can explore what is right for you at your own pace. I am down to earth and value difference; and have over 15 years experience working as a counsellor.
Although counsellors cant guarantee change; during the last 15 years as a therapist I have worked with people who have been able to make significant changes during therapy; therefore I call my counselling service "Life Changes" because I really do believe that change is possible! Throughout my own life I have experienced many changes that have enabled me to be the person I am today!
People find the courage to see a counsellor because they are wanting change. This may be around specific anxieties or generalised anxiety; improving self esteem, assertiveness; letting go of past issues, anger problems; unhelpful thinking; relationship problems, increasing confidence or learning to manage and deal with depression.
All of us find ways to cope with life and situations; and we do the best we can at the time with the resources that are available to us. As we move on through life; some coping techniques become unhelpful and don't work any longer.
Counselling can enable you to explore feelings, thoughts and behaviours, with a skilled professional who will allow you to go at your pace without judging and respecting your choices. I will work with you in a way that suits you to work though your issues and find the changes and outcomes you want. This may include:-
Developing or learning new coping mechanisms
Working through and resolving various types of distress
Working with negative unhelpful thinking and beliefs
Managing and resolving anxiety or depression
Developing or learning new skills
Exploring what you want and helping you to make choices and decisions that are right for you.
My approach of therapy is integrative which means I use a combination of approaches and skills; as experience has taught me that different things work for different people!
As an experienced counsellor, I continue to further my professional skills by completing different types of training courses to enhance my skills.
Depending on the issue we may work on thoughts and beliefs; feelings or behaviours it will depend on what you want to change or explore in the counselling work.
As well as offering and providing counselling I can also offer other types of therapy on request; which includes hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and psychotherapy and work within their code of ethics and practice.
As we all experience different levels of distress I offer short and long term therapy to suit the individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Social Welfare
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Post Grad Cert. Counselling & Supervision
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
I have over 15 years experience of working with a wide range of issues as a counsellor in the voluntary sector, NHS and in private practice. I have worked with people from all walks of life; and I really feel passionate about the work I do.
I currently work as clinical lead counsellor in a specialist counselling centre providing counselling for survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. I also work as a practice counsellor in the NHS. In my private practice I offer counselling, hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). I also offer clinical supervision to other counsellor's and professionals.
Relationship dynamics and issues
Working with self harm
Loss and grief
Cross cultural counselling
Attachment and dissociation
Counselling and ethics
Cognitive behavioural interventions
Mediation and conflict resolution
Body image and self esteem
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
I offer an initial meeting at the fee £40.00 with no obligation.
Fees for therapy - £40.00 per hour.
Part of my fees are invested in clinical supervision and ongoing professional development.
I am able to meet people on a weekly and fortnightly basis.
I also offer counselling during the evenings and on weekends
For some people 2-3 sessions is enough...other people may want to see me for six months; it entirely depends on the person and what they want to focus on in therapy.
People take a risk as they begin counselling. It is possible to make changes which improve the quality of your life and relationships.
I work from within Huddersfield Town Centre which has easy access to and from motorways, major driving routes and very close to public transport systems.
" I had experienced anxiety for several years which really affected my life; however in December 2015 it became unbearable. I felt scared all the time and couldn't understand why. Although I had been to see my GP and was taking medication; it didn't seem to help me much. I have learnt how to challenge my thinking and learnt about healthy thoughts and beliefs; which has made such a difference. My anxiety has reduced substantially and I am now coming off my medication slowly with the support of my GP. (M.P)
" My usual ways of coping were not helping me... and I felt overwhelmed!. With support I have found new coping mechanisms that work" (J. H)
" I kept repeating old patterns and habits; and felt stuck....which felt embarrassing; however Tracy's warm and down to earth manner felt reassuring"
" I really struggled with my confidence and being around groups of people. This held me back from doing many things in life which frustrated me immensely! I stopped going out socially and become quiet low in mood. I have found a new lease of life since having counselling. (A.T)
"I have gained so much from therapy sessions. I am happier in my relationship and feel better about who I am"
"I didn't know what to expect from counselling; however Tracy is so down to earth and I felt safe and understood; which enabled me to deal with abuse issues from the past at a pace that felt right for me. I have now put the past to rest and can move on with my life"
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I welcome enquiries by phone; email or text. I am able to be flexible with appointments and offer daytime; evening and Saturday's. I respond to enquiries within 24 hours.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I completed a post graduate qualification in clinical supervision at Salford University in 2004; and although the training was in the psycho-dynamic model: over the years I have continued with professional development and can provide supervision from an integrative approach.View supervision profile