Tracey Peplow (Dip. Couns) - Counselling for Adults & Young People/Life Coaching
Hello, my name is Tracey.
Are you struggling to cope with life's challenges? Suffering from anxiety? Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed and worried? Do you often feel 'not good enough'? Is it time for change?
If so click here to send me an email.
At times life can feel overwhelming and it can be difficult to see how we can move forward or make things better for ourselves. Counselling can be the first step towards change, to regaining a sense of control in your life and a better, more positive future for you.
I work with both adults and young people, helping with all of the difficulties life can throw at us. l am particularly passionate about young people's mental health and in helping young people to navigate the often difficult journey from adolescence to adulthood. The adolescent years can often be an emotional roller coaster, full of highs and lows and the perfect breeding ground for worry, anxiety and a whole host of other challenges.
I also provide support and understanding for those of us who have suffered the loss of a beloved pet. Sometimes, friends, family or colleagues don’t quite understand the upset that losing a pet can bring and grieving for a pet can be a very lonely experience. Sometimes it helps to share these feelings with someone who knows from personal experience how distressing pet loss can be and who will listen with compassion and without judgement.
In addition to being a fully qualified counsellor, I can also offer life coaching. We live accelerated lives and often try to pack in more than we are able to. Hidden mental blocks can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed and disillusioned with life. We often find ourselves chasing goals and dreams that we never originally had. Similarly, we may become too comfortable with our lives and get stuck in a rut and lose motivation to push ourselves. I can help you to dig beneath the surface of your thoughts and beliefs and help you to understand internal obstacles to your success and wellbeing. I can provide a framework , based on your individual fears, beliefs and motivation, that will allow you to examine different aspects of your life, from where you can determine your vision for the future. I will work with you to formulate an action plan and encourage you to stay committed to progressing towards achieving your goals. Achieving these goals will help you to move from where you are today to where you want to be.
I welcome you to give me a call on: 07934 867540
I am an experienced, qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, working to their code of ethics. I am a humanistic-integrative counsellor, which means that I draw on a framework of different therapeutic models, using them creatively and flexibly in order to meet the specific needs and personal circumstances of each individual client. This includes CBT.
I offer a safe, confidential space, where you can decide exactly what you want to share, where your voice will be heard and where you will not be judged. I also offer you respect, empathy, honesty and understanding; the foundations upon which we can build a therapeutic relationship.
My priority is to help you to the best of my ability; to understand you and the world in which you live and the responsibilities and anxieties that you may be trying to cope with.
My aim is to help you to explore and understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to consider and reflect on what keeps you in a place of unhappiness or distress. I want to help you to do this at you own pace and without feeling judged.
My hope is that you gain a better understanding and awareness of yourself, your feelings and your relationships, enabling you to move towards change and growth.
There are lots of practising counsellors to choose from and it's really important that you find the right one for you. You need someone with whom you feel you can work, someone who will really listen to you and who will do their very best to understand your world.
I realise that taking that first step towards help by contacting a counsellor can be daunting and may cause feelings of anxiety. It is a misconception to think that you should be able to sort out your problems on your own. We all need help at some time.
So if you can make the first step, I am more than happy to speak to you over the telephone or through email contact if that is easier. We can discuss what counselling will involve, how we might work together, as well as what you want help with.
This initial consultation is free and there is no obligation for you to set up sessions. If you decide that you wish to proceed, we can then set up a face-to-face introductory session and take it from there.
If you call me and I am unable to take the call, please leave me a message stating when would be a good time for me to call you back.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with both adults and young people (from 6 - 18), helping them with a wide range of mental health issues and supporting them through difficult life experiences.
This work has been through talking therapy and also at times using creative methods, such as working with clay, masks, art etc. Play therapy is used when working with the younger clients.
I have experience of helping clients with many challenges, including:
Anxiety, stress, depression, feeling sad, low self-esteem, trauma, bereavement, loss, self-harm, anger, sexual abuse, divorce, separation, termination of pregnancy, relationship issues, suicidal thoughts, difficulties at work, school or university, panic attacks, bullying, gender identification.
I hold the following qualifications: and training:
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 2 Certificate in Bereavement Support (Accredited - Ascentis)
- Level 2 Certificate in Pet Bereavement Support
- Diploma Life Coaching (Online)
I have undertaken the following training.
- Sudden and Traumatic Death
- Safeguarding and Protection from Abuse
- Working with gender identity
- Anticipatory grief
- Working with diversity
- Working with anger
- Understanding self-harm
- Working with children and young people
- Autism spectrum disorder and grief
- Bereaved through murder
- Working creatively with masks
- Group facilitation
As well as seeing my own private clients, I also volunteer my time to a local bereavement support charity, as well as a charity that provides counselling and support specifically for children and young people.
I am also an Associate Counsellor for Embrace, an organisation which provides support to child victims of crime.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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£40 - face-to-face sessions lasting 50 minutes.
The initial telephone consultation is free, so please give me a call on: 07934 867540 or click here to send me an email today.
My therapy room in Deeping St James is part of Feathers Holistic Centre. Located on the outskirts of the historic village of Deeping St James, in peaceful gardens, the centre is an idyllic setting for both counselling and holistic health.
Please contact me for more information.
Ample parking facilities.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer sessions between the hours of 8am and 9pm Monday to Friday. I also offer sessions on Saturdays if this is more convenient for you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|