Tracey Blackett Reg. MBACP (Accred) Counsellor
I am an experienced and qualified Person Centred Counsellor offering one to one therapy in a safe and confidential environment.
Sometimes there are times in our life when things don’t go quite how we have planned and situations happen which can leave us feeling vulnerable emotionally. This in turn can impact on our self esteem, relationships and on our general health. It can be helpful to work through these feelings with someone outside of family and friends. Counselling can help you to understand how and why you feel as you do.
As a person-centred counsellor, I employ Carl Rogers' core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard.
Empathy is trying to understand the thoughts and feelings as the client experiences them, like ‘walking in someone else’s shoes’.
Congruence is the art of being real, warm and genuine, valuing the client for who they are.
Unconditional positive regard allows a client to fully open up and speak about their difficulties in their own time, without fear of being judged by the counsellor.
As such, my aim is to offer a warm, supportive and non judgemental relationship. I will work at your pace, alongside you whilst we explore your difficulties to help you find ways of coping and to make the changes you want to make in your life.
I work with clients with a wide range of issues which include bereavement, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
I offer both long and short-term work, working with individuals from the age of 18 and above.
If you would like to book an appointment or to find out more about counselling and how we might work together, please give me a call or send an email. I am happy to have an informal chat to help you decide whether you feel counselling is right for you at this time.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 16 years experience working in various settings including providing a counselling service for a G.P. Practice and working as a Student Counsellor at the University of East Anglia.
As well as working in private practice, I also work part-time for Mind within the NHS.
- Certificate of Competence Counselling for Depression from Colchester Institute (2015)
- Certificate - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from University of East Anglia (2007)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from the University of East Anglia (2004)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 - per session (60 minutes)
I work on the following days: Monday 9.30am - 6pm
Thursday 9.30am - 11.30am.
Tuesday evening appointments offered by arrangement.
I am based in Aylsham at the ACT Centre St. Michael’s Avenue NR11 6YA.
The parking is free.
I am Accredited and Registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and work to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and have full professional insurance.