Tracy O'Connell BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP
15A The Hermitage
My name is Tracy O'Connell, I am an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist qualified to degree level. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, you can find me on their registered list my number is 085760. I abide by the code of ethics set out by the BACP, therefore I will adhere to professional boundaries when I work at all times.
I have a private practice within walking distance of Brentwood town centre, Crystal Serenity Counselling & Psychotherapy based at The Hermitage.
I have a number of years experience working with children and adults for an organisation funded via the NHS. Covering numerous issues, such as depression, PTSD, sexual abuse, bereavement, anxiety issues, relationship issues, gender issues, and lack of self-esteem, to name but a few. I am trustee of a nationwide stillbirth charity and have experience of helping both the mothers, fathers, and extended family through their grief, giving them a safe environment to explore their loss.
I offer a non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, in a confidential setting. I believe that every one of us has the potential to make changes in our lives. With the right environment, and trust built within the therapeutic relationship, I feel it allows my clients to gain the strength to explore their issues, and the beliefs they hold onto surrounding them. I am passionate about supporting each client on the road to self-discovery.
Taking the first steps to seeking counselling can appear quite daunting, & shows immense courage. It demonstrates tremendous strength, and determination to want to make positive changes in your life; enabling you to feel empowered to take back control of your life.
I am trained Integrative, therefore I can offer counselling in Humanistic, CBT, & Psychodynamic counselling, this means that I am able to offer a bespoke service to suit your individual needs/circumstances. I offer a warm, friendly, safe space for you to explore all your issues, working both in short & long-term counselling, tailoring therapy to your presenting issues.
I also conduct small workshops in Brentwood, covering issues such as low self-confidence/esteem, separate bereavement workshops for both adult loss & child loss, stress in the workplace & home. Please email me for further details if you're interested.
If you would like to make an appointment with me, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
Adv Dip Microsoft Office
ABC certificate in counselling skills level 2 & 3
Training in psychopathology (Mental Health)
Certificate of Proficiency
Registered member of the BACP (MBACP) number: 085760
Fully DBS checked
I am also trustee of a nationwide stillbirth charity
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
childhood sexual abuse
loss through medical negligence
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
I charge the following fees:
Individual counselling - £50 per session Mon-Fri. Saturday mornings - £55
Couple counselling - £70 per session, rising to £75 on Saturday mornings.
I offer concessions for OAP's, students, and unemployed, Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm only.
EAP prices available upon request.
I counsel all issues, however my special interests are bereft parents, especially parents who have suffered a stillbirth or loss of a young child. I also work with many adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
I operate a cancellation policy, if you need to cancel before 48hrs there will be no charge, if however you cancel within less than 48hrs, the full fee will be charged.
There is a small car park at the rear of Brentwood theatre, the spaces are limited; but free.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I'll be only too happy to reply.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime or evening
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|