BA (Hons)MBACP(Accred)Counsellor, CBT Therapist & Supervisor
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Hello, my name is Tracey and I’m a qualified and experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Clinical Supervisor.
Over the years I've worked online, face to face, and via telephone with many different issues, such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship problems, self esteem, OCD, bereavement, grief and much more. I have found that a mixture of talking and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy work well with many issues.
There can be times in our lives when we find it hard to cope, and may be feeling sad, anxious, confused, or distressed. With empathy, and compassion, I can help you work through your thoughts and feelings, and find your way forward.
Together, we can help you to:
- Make sense of your situation
- Understand yourself more fully
- Find your own answers, solutions, and your own path
- Identify any changes you may want to make, and be supported to make them
- Develop what you need to live your life more fully
Are you experiencing some of the following difficulties?
Relationship & Family Issues
Are you having difficulties getting along with your partner, or with others in general? This is something we could explore, to help you find a clearer perspective, and help you understand your own behaviour, thoughts and feelings.
Feeling panicky or anxious can be common in many people, in today's fast paced society. I can work with you to help reduce your anxiety levels, and feel more at ease.
The reasons for depression are different for us all, however we have similar symptoms. Are you feeling tired, weepy, lacking in motivation, and generally not feeling good in yourself? The first step to recovery, and finding a new you, would be to explore the root cause, which we could explore together.
Self-esteem is central to who we are. Working to improve your self-esteem does take time and effort. It requires courage and honesty to confront the things you might not like about yourself, but in the long term, it's worthwhile, because you will feel better about yourself and your life. Depression, anxiety, and many other anxiety difficulties can result from low self-esteem. I will support you, on your journey to discovering yourself, and building your self-esteem, and confidence.
I understand how daunting it feels when considering whether to have counselling, as manyyears ago I found myself facing some life problems, and needing help. However, with the help of my therapist I worked through the problems and was able to regain a sense of balance and control. At this point I became very interested in helping others achieve this, and so attended University and gained my degree in counselling.
Being an integrative therapist enables me to integrate the appropriate therapeutic interventions, to suit your unique needs. From my experience I believe that the relationship you build with your therapist is the most important aspect of all. After exploring their thoughts and feelings, many of my clients have said that counselling was literally a life changing experience.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I am an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT). CBT has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions, and looks at how we think about a situation, and how this affects the way we act. We will work together, and look at how you can change any negative patterns of thinking, or behaviour, that may be causing you difficulties. In turn, this can change the way you feel. You will learn a set of skills that you can apply whenever you need to, and will hopefully find them useful long after you have left therapy.
CBT has been proven to work, and can be an effective therapy for a number of problems:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Health Anxiety
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Attacks
- Social Anxiety
- Low Self Esteem
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT). - I integrate Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic, Jungian Theory, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, and CBT. Rather than being restricted to using one model, this enables me to integrate the appropriate therapeutic interventions based on the relationship, to suit your unique needs.
The majority of my counselling and supervisory work at present is in private practice. Additionally I provide staff counselling for many local and national businesses.
I am also a Clinical Supervisor, supervising counsellors, safeguarding leads, and teachers at many local schools.
Additionally, I am an Associate Counsellor for a local NHS provider. I have experience of working with a Clinical Oversight Team, where I monitored and assessed risk and safeguarding for other counsellors.
As I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor, I am also a recognised provider of treatment with VitalityHealth, Aviva, Aetna Global, CBT Health Ltd & BUPA ( please inform me before your session if undertaking therapy via any of these providers to ensure sessions are approved by the provider)
So their patients aren’t exposed to COVID-19, BUPA have also agreed that their patients can access counselling sessions via telephone or online.
BA (Hons) (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy )
Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Transactional Analysis) TA based
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
Foundation Award in Counselling
Certificate in NLP Coaching
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
Level 1 Certificate in Counselling
BACP Register Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate in Transactional Analysis (TA101)
Certificate in How To Do Counselling Online; A Coronavirus Primer
Certificate in IARTT (International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy) Qualified to practice The Rewind Technique
ACTO (Association for Counselling & Therapy Online) Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP), and I am bound by its codes of Ethics and Practice.
I also receive monthly professional supervision from a Senior Accredited BACP registered supervisor.
Additionally, to maintain my knowledge, and skills, and ensure my competence to practice, I attend regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses.
I hold a current, Enhanced Disclosure and Baring Service Certificate (DBS) formerly known as a CRB certificate, and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.
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Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial telephone consultation to talk through the issue you are experiencing. This will give us a chance to see how it feels to work alongside each other and how to proceed. Once we have agreed to work together, we can decide the number of sessions and the pattern of reviews to make sure our sessions continue to meet your needs
Counselling session between 9am-4.30pm are £45 per 50- 60 minute session.
*Counselling sessions after 4.30pm are £50 per 50-60 minute session.
I have a payment at the time of booking policy and you can pay by bank transfer.
* Does not apply to EAP companies or when counselling is paid for by a company or on behalf of an employee.
Please note: I cannot easily fill a space should you not attend a booked appointment. Therefore, I operate a 48 hour cancellation fee policy. This means that sessions missed are chargeable unless at least 48 hours notice is given.
I understand that some people might feel anxious about the thought of having counselling, and taking the first steps in therapy might be difficult. Please feel free to contact me, as I’m happy to talk with you to answer any questions you may have (in confidence), and to ensure that you feel I am the right person to help you.
If you would like to enquire about counselling or to make an appointment, you are welcome to telephone me, or send a text message between 9am -5pm Monday to Friday.
If I am in a session, and not available to answer, please leave a message, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. You are welcome to contact me out of these hours, and I will pick your message up and return your call during the next working day.
**PLEASE NOTE – this is NOT a crisis service. If you are in need of urgent crisis support, please contact NHS111, your own GP or present to your local A&E department in the event that you require emergency support.**