Tracey Gifford MBACP
Sometimes we can be troubled by thoughts and feelings that take all our energy. It maybe that a life changing event or past experience means that day to day tasks are just too difficult to complete.
I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings so you can make sense of your world.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor with over 5 years experience. This means I am able to support you by drawing on a variety of counselling theories to find the one that is best suited to your needs. I believe that you are the expert in your life so I don't tell you what to do. I aim to work along side you supporting you to find a resolution to inner conflicts that you feel comfortable with.
What to expect in your first session.
Meeting somebody for the first time can be nerve racking, especially if you already are suffering from anxiety or depression. I understand this so the session will go at your pace. It is really just a time to get to know each other and discover if you feel comfortable talking to me. Sometimes it is difficult to put into words how you feel, don't worry about that we can work creatively to discover what troubles you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSC (Honours) Degree - Psychology
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
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
The cost of each session is £45 this is for a full hour. Payment can be made at each session in cash.
I am located in Bennetts End Hemel Hempstead. There is ample parking outside my counselling room.