Tracey Murray BACP Accredited Counsellor, CBT Therapist & Trainee Supervisor
I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor & Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I specialise in working with people affected by issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships issues, low self esteem and bereavement.
Starting therapy can be a daunting experience, so I offer a free 10-15 minute telephone consultation. This will give you the opportunity to talk to me, to see if you feel I’m the right person for you. If you're unsure if Counselling or CBT is right for you, you are welcome to contact me to discuss it in more detail. I look forward to hearing from you.
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. My aim is to provide you with somewhere safe and confidential to explore the reasons why you decided to seek some support at this time, and what you might like to gain from therapy. I can help you to accept what you can't change, and change what you can.
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.
Being a therapist can be an amazing profession full of challenges, heartaches, and celebration. I see you at your worst, and see you at your best, but there is no better reward to than to see you succeed.
Rather than being restricted to using one model, being an integrative therapist enables me to integrate the appropriate therapeutic interventions based on the relationship, 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, and that a strong therapeutic relationship allows the healing work of therapy to take place. 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
Some clients use coaching as regular stand alone support, for work related areas, and others use it towards the end of their therapy. Clients have said that couching has helped them to set goals, take responsibility for their actions and move forward in a more focused way.
With my training in counselling and coaching, I can help you acknowledge where you are today more clearly, and then support you in finding ways, tools, and strategies to help you move forward and nearer your goals.
My role as a coach is not to tell you what to do, but rather to act as a sounding board to help you discover what it is you would like in your life, career, and your personal well-being.
Coaching can help you release your ‘stuckness’ and induce change. We would work in the here and now, in a collaborative relationship. Working in a goal orientated way will help you unlock your true potential. This can be productive in any area of your life, bringing about motivation and empowerment.
An example of some areas that might be covered with coaching:
- Personal and professional problems
- Personal development
- Planning for Retirement
- Work problems including bullying and harassment
- See yourself more clearly
- See others more clearly
- Learn new ways to respond
- Build more productive relationships
- Achieve what you want
If you’re unsure if Coaching or Counselling is right for you, you are welcome to contact me to discuss it in more detail. I look forward to hearing from you.
I practice from premises in the centre of Kingston upon Hull, which is 5 minutes walk from the Interlink bus, and railway station. I understand how daunting it feels when considering whether to have counselling, as many years ago 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.
**PLEASE NOTE – this is NOT a crisis service. If you are in need of urgent crisis support, please contact NHS 111, your own GP or present to your local A&E department in the event that you require emergency support.**
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited Integrative 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 am an Associate Counsellor for several EAP companies, including the ‘Let’s Talk’ depression and anxiety service for Hull. I am also a member of a Clinical Oversight Team, where I monitor and assess clients risk.
I have experience working with young people, as I worked in a specialist children, and young people's counselling service in Hull. I also have extensive experience working with people with a wide range of difficulties, such as stress, depression, and all forms of anxiety disorders.
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)
At present 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I’m currently training as a counselling supervisor. I’m looking for ‘supervisees’- counsellors or student counsellors.
Supervision Sessions - £10 per hour increasing to £40 per hour after completion*
*6 weeks notice will be given of increase.
I am BACP registered and Accredited Integrative CBT counsellor with experience in private practice.
My core model is based on integrating Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic, Jungian Theory, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, and CBT.
In addition to my private work, I also have extensive experience working with EAP’s, IAPT, and NHS staff counselling. I am also a member of the Clinical Oversight Team at Focus Counselling, where we help manage client’s risk.
If you would like some extra supervision, it would be lovely to hear from you.
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**Each 60 minute session is £45
I have a payment at the time of booking policy and you can pay by cash or bank transfer.
Counselling sessions are usually once a week. Each session lasts 60 minutes.I also offer a discount for block bookings of 6 sessions paid and booked in advance £240 (instead of £270)**
** Does not apply to Corporate Clients and Organisations
I have a payment at the time of booking policy and you can pay by cash or bank transfer.
Please note : the full cost of a session is payable, unless 48 hours notice is given to cancel.
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.
**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.**
I often say that I am honoured to do this work, but I also feel privileged to make the journey with people who come to see me. I'm grateful to have had some wonderful feedback from my clients. With the permission of some of my clients, this is some of the feedback I have been given - names have not been included, to protect my client’s confidentiality:
‘Tracey has a sense of humour, but is also very compassionate, which has helped with my anxiety problems. I actually looked forward to my sessions!'
'I feel happier than I've felt in a long time, and I'm now more self-aware and self-accepting. ’
‘I feel like a light bulb has been switched on, and I understand myself more now’’
‘I feel excited… like my life has just begun, I’m looking forward to my future now’
‘I understand myself more now, and have developed some skills that will help me in the future. Thank you Tracey!’
‘A really big thank you from the bottom of my heart- you really are a lovely person. I’m really lucky that I had a wonderful therapist’
‘The counselling that you gave me, helped me so much- physically, and mentally’
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|