Tracey Billham - MBACP (Accred) Reg. Counselling for Couples and Individuals
My work includes Couples Counselling and Individual Counselling.
Couples Counselling/ Relationship Therapy.
Working together in the sessions with your partner helps you to be heard and to be understood. Equally it can give you a better understanding of your partner. Couples Counselling identifies patterns of behavior and show us what is helpful for our relationship and what is not. It helps to consider and implement change. We look at communication styles and attachments types. Therapy helps us to identify our needs and that of our partners, we look at what is realistic and achievable and what needs more consideration.
Couples Counseling helps to reduce anxiety and worry. It can work towards harmony and a feeling of confidence.
Therapy can help your partner gain a better understanding of what life is like for you, it also can give you an insight into your own internal system.
There are lots of reasons why people come to counselling, talking through any anxiety, issues and your problems in a safe and non judgmental environment can help you both to consider and make change.
My role is to explore your issues with you and to listen and hear, in a very safe non judgmental environment, what you are thinking and feeling and to help you find and make positive change/s Often clients have a feeling of being stuck and need help and support with moving forward.
The feeling of being stuck can be found after an affair or financial differences. Loss and life stages can often cause gaps in our relationship which can bring different levels of anxiety and uncertainty.
There are many different reasons and experiences that bring difference and what feels like an impasse into our relationship, it may be that you cannot pinpoint the issue however, Couples Counselling can help identify and work through these situations.
I can work with couples who are looking to seperate and how to do this amicably for you and your family.
Is an opportunity for you to come and talk to me about your issues, anxieties, worries or problems that you have in any area of your life, in a safe and non judgmental environment.
Individual clients present with a very varied and wide range of issues. These can include problems such as bereavement, anxiety, worry, self worth, confidence, feeling alone, work related issues, being a Carer and many more. These issues can feel overwhelming and block us from seeing a clear direction, future or outcome. Working through your experiences and worries can bring positive change, confidence, a clearer direction and focus on your future. This in turn brings positivity and calmness.
Please call or email me to book an appointment.
I am an Accredited member of the BACP - this means I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I always consider the BACP code of ethics and work towards your autonomy.
I work from an Integrative approach, this means I include different therapeutic approaches.
I have been counselling for 18 years.
I have been teaching counselling skills to adult students for 11 years.
I attend regular CPD days. (Continuous Professional Development)
I have regular supervision.
I am particularly passionate about my work and have worked with many different issues and situations that clients have brought.
Training, qualifications & experience
University of East London : Couples Counselling (Postgraduate Certificate)
Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling - AQA
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - AQA
Bereavement training programme - Cruise
Counselling for working with individuals (Advanced Diploma) AQA
PTTLLLS for teaching adult students.
I regularly attend CPD courses and have many certificates including:
Mental Health in Couples
Emotional Focused Therapy
Aspergers Syndrome Awareness
Working with Loss
Compulsive sexual addiction
I have a teaching qualification, to teach counselling skills to adult students.
I offer lectures on Counselling Skills
I worked for Relate for many years which included running my own outpost.
I work from an integrative approach including psychodynamic, systemic, CBT, humanistic and transactional analysis.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a high level of expertise in working with Couples and Relationship Issues I also have worked extensively with Loss, this can include:
Loss of a Relationship
My fees are for a 1 hour sesssion are usually
For individuals £60.00
For couples £75.00
My practice is open every day, evenings and weekends.
I offer daytime concessions to trainee counsellors or people on low income.
Concessions offered for
Each client has a different experience to bring therefore, I offer a way of working that is non prescriptive to suit you and I include different types of counselling approaches. The counselling sessions are not restricted to a fixed number so you can have as few or many sessions as you like.
Life can be very busy and time may be an issue for you so I like to be as flexible as I can and not hold you to a weekly time slot. If you prefer to book week by week to include different days and times that is an option I offer, alternatively if you prefer a definite weekly booking we can choose a mutually convenient time for your booking.
It is most important that we develop a good therapeutic relationship and you feel comfortable to work with me, this will encourage the process to be successful.