Tracey Boothby MBACP Masters Diploma Counselling Trauma Practitioner
Hi, I’m Tracey , thanks for looking at my practice and information.
I value individual differences , being honest and having integrity. I feel it’s important to find your own path standing out from the crowd, connection, relationship.
I believe everyone can be empowered to find their own answers. I don’t own a magic wand and I am not a fixer and I don’t have all the answers, but I will have a suggestion or two, plenty of strategies and I may challenge your negative belief system. I know I will sit by your side in chaos, I can tolerate being stuck and silent. I am not afraid to be afraid, nor walk with you into a dark place.
I have worked with both adults and children/ young people. I currently work in a pupil referral unit and also in a local independent school as their counsellor. I work with staff closely and know how the education system works. This can help hugely when seeking advice, as I may be able to point you as a parent or guardian in the right direction, when seeking help for your child. I have worked in this area for 18 years. I have extensive knowledge of PTSD, ADHD, PDA,OCD, intrusive thoughts and general anxiety disorders and depression.
I have also worked with adults and children who have been sexually and emotionally abused and raped. This work is specialized and I am a trained trauma practitioner. I am hoping to continue my ongoing professional development and train as a supervisor.
I work creatively and like to think outside of the counselling room. So if you like art let me know. If you like animals I have a therapy dog called Hetty who will be happy to keep you company throughout a session. We can meet outside by a beach and walk and talk. I work with children using play therapy, art and music and try to make it a fun and relaxing experience for them, however I am mindful that they are here to change some behaviours.
Counselling is about building a trusting relationship and a good rapport. I will stay with you throughout this process and help you understand more about you and achieve your goal. I have seen many individuals make dramatic changes to their lives. I know this is possible and I know we can do it together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters Diploma Counselling and Therapeutic Studies Bangor University
- Trauma Practitioner Diploma
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have expertise working with children with multiple disorders, behavioural difficulties and ASD.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Gestalt therapy
Starting from £35 - £50
I can do concessionary rates for younger children please email or call for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently available after 4pm Monday to Wednesday, Friday after 3.30pm and all day Saturday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|