Hello, my name is Tracey.
Are you struggling to cope in our challenging world? Suffering from anxiety, panic attacks or depression? Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed, worried and sad? 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 how distressing pet loss can be and grieving for a pet can be a very lonely experience. I am here to listen with compassion and without judgement.
I am also a supervisor, working with both qualified and trainee counsellors.
In addition to being a counsellor and supervisor, I 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 a highly experienced, qualified counsellor and supervisor 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 your specific needs and personal circumstances. This includes CBT.
I am friendly and down-to-earth and can offer you 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 (15 minute or so) telephone 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 your first 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, 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. (where a client wishes to do this).
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)
- Certificate in Supervision (Advanced Specialist Training Status - National Counselling Society)
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
- Eating Disorders
As well as seeing my own private clients, I also volunteer my time to a local bereavement support charity, as well as being the Counselling Services Director of a local charity that provides counselling and support.
I am also an Associate Counsellor for Embrace, an organisation which provides support to child victims of crime.
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
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Fees are £40 per session - sessions lasting 50 minutes.
Concessions available for key workers, students and trainee counsellors.
The initial telephone consultation is free, so please give me a call on: 07934 867540 or click here to send me an email today.
Covid-19 update: Online video or telephone Therapy. During anxious times such as these, with so much fear, anxiety and unknown, much needed counselling can still be accessed.
I normally work from my consulting room at home in a small village on the outskirts of Bourne. However, due to the current pandemic, at the moment I am only able to offer either telephone or online (video) support, both of which I find work very well.
Please contact me for more information.