Tracey Murray BACP Accredited Counsellor & CBT Therapist
Managing the Coronavirus Pandemic
There’s immense uncertainty around us at present, as we face situations which are new and worrying. Fears can take an emotional toll, especially if you’re already living with an anxiety disorder. For many people, the uncertainty is the hardest thing to handle. You may have concerns over health, family, work, safety, and finances.
I specialise in working with people affected by anxiety related issues, depression, and relationship issues. To keep my clients and myself safe and protected as I can, I will be offering support to clients via telephone, or email sessions.
I am an experienced Counsellor, and CBT Therapist. As a BACP Accredited Counsellor I have been deemed to meet the BACP higher standards as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner. I offer a friendly, non- judgmental, confidential service, whether it’s face to face, telephone, or email.
If you would like support during this worrying time, to book a session please contact me on: 07557125134 or email me on the link above.
Sessions will be 50-60 minutes long, with payments being made before the session by bank transfer.
Hello, a little about me....
My name is Tracey and I’m a qualified and experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor & Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working with adults and young people. Over the years I've worked with many different issues, such as anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems, OCD, bereavement, and much more. I have found that a mixture of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and talking/creative therapies work well with these 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. I offer a non-judgemental, confidential and safe environment from my private practice which is based in Kingston upon Hull.
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
You might be experiencing some of the following difficulties:
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.
Relationship & Family Issues
You may be 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.
The reasons for depression are different for us all, however we have similar symptoms. Feeling tired, weepy, lacking in motivation, and generally not feeling good in ourselves. 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 many years 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, is a talking therapy, which has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, and young people. CBT looks at how we think about a situation, and how this affects the way we act. In the turn our actions can affect how we think and feel. 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. CBT is a collaborative relationship, and during your sessions, and with the commitment to your homework, you will learn a set of skills that you can apply whenever you need to. You 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
I practice from premises in the centre of Kingston upon Hull, which is 5 minutes walk from the Interlink bus, and railway station.
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 work at present is in private practice. Additionally I provide staff counselling for many local and national businesses. I am an Associate Counsellor for several EAP companies. I am also an Associate Counsellor for a local NHS provider, working with HFT, ERC, HCC, and the University of Hull. I also have experience of working as a member of a Clinical Oversight Team, where I monitored and assessed clients risk.
As I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor, I am also a recognised provider of treatment with VitalityHealth, Aviva, Aetna Global, CBT Health Ltd & BUPA.
So their patients aren’t exposed to COVID-19, BUPA have also agreed that their patients can access counselling sessions via telephone or online.
Young People from age 13
I have experience working with young people, as I worked in a specialist young people's counselling service. I now work with young people from my private practice in Hull. When young people feel anxious, they cannot always understand or express what they are feeling. They may be anxious, depressed, angry or scared and need to talk to someone, but might find it difficult to talk to people they know. Counselling can help them talk things through in confidence ( unless they disclose that their personal safety is at risk) and can support them without making them feel judged.
BA (Hons) Counselling (CBT, Research & Coaching)
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
Foundation Award in Counselling
Certificate in Coaching
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
Level 1 Certificate in Counselling
BACP Register Certificate of Proficiency
Recently studied Transactional Analysis (TA)
As part of my Continuous Professional Development (CPD), I am studying for a Diploma in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and also training to be a counselling supervisor.
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.
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
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
*Each 60 minute session is £40
I offer a discount for block bookings of 6 sessions paid for in advance which is £210. This works out the equivalent of £35 per session
I have a payment at the time of booking policy and you can pay by cash or bank transfer.
Please note: I cannot easily fill a space should you not attend. Therefore, I operate a 24 hour cancellation fee policy. This means that sessions missed are chargeable unless at least 24 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.
* Not applicable to business providers or healthcare providers.
**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.**