Tracey Cross Counsellor and Play Therapist Adv.Dip. Couns Reg'd MBACP Reg'd MACC
Hi, I'm Tracey and I am an experienced integrative counsellor and play therapist working with both adults, adolescents and children. I offer counselling to individuals on a one-to-one basis with the flexibility of both daytime and evening appointments in a comfortable dedicated first floor counselling suite which is located in Farington. I am a registered member of both BACP and ACC, adhering to their code of ethics in all aspects of my work. I bring a wide range of skills, specialist training and experience to my practice, and place particular importance on the interpersonal, therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client, and the unique value of each individual. I offer the warmth, respect and acceptance necessary in exploring life's issues within a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment.
As an integrative therapist, I am able to draw upon interventions from other approaches such as Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy in order to maximise the benefit of the therapeutic experience for each individual.
I have had extensive training, and have a particular interest in working in the areas of both crisis pregnancy and post abortion stress. I offer counselling sessions to those struggling emotionally following an abortion. In addition to this, over the 10 years I have been practising as a therapist, I have worked with a wide and varied range of life issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, eating disorders, relationship problems, childhood issues, bereavement and loss and post traumatic stress.
In my work with children, I use the Play Therapy model to help the child explore their situation and environment in a way which makes sense to them, whilst often having fun at the same time! I provide a wide and comprehensive range of high quality media including toys, teddies craft materials, books, games and sand tray.
I appreciate how difficult it can be to ask for help when things are getting too much. Do feel free to get in touch. I offer an initial free of charge 30 minute appointment for anyone who would like to explore the possibility of undertaking counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 10 years counselling experience and am fully qualified with a Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling. I have also undertaken a one year counselling placement in school as part of my Play Therapy training. Over the past 10 years I have worked in a variety of settings including private practice, schools, church and the voluntary sector.
I am a registered member of both the BACP and the ACC. I undertake monthly supervision and regular Continued Professional Development in line with the requirements of both the ACC and the BACP.
A list of qualifications can be found below:
- Level 2 Counselling Skills - Blackburn College
- Level 2 Counselling Skills - Philippi Trust
- Level 3 Counselling Skills - Philippi Trust
- Level 4 Adv. Dip. Counselling Skills - Philippi Trust
- 83 hour Clinical Placement - Place2Be
- Volunteer 2 day introductory workshop - Place2Be
- Working with Difference and Diversity - Place2Be
- Attachment Theory and Practice - Place2Be
- Helping Children Tell their Stories - Place2 Be
I regularly and attend training courses on a wide range of subjects which are relevant to the field of people helping. I am constantly seeking to improve my depth of knowledge through further training in order to be of optimum help to my clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
I offer an exploratory initial session lasting 30 minutes.This is free of charge.
Thereafter, I offer weekly 50 minute counselling sessions at £40 per session.
The cost of Play Therapy may vary depending on the needs of each child. Please contact me for more information.
I operate a cancellation policy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently practise on Mondays and Tuesdays during the day, and on Thursdays during the day and evening.
Types of client