Tracey Purvis

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Dip(He), MBACP (Accred) Counsellor, BA(Hons)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Eastleigh SO53 & Southampton SO16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. I am a qualified and accredited counsellor providing in-person and on-line counselling and EMDR sessions. I offer a calm, confidential and safe space within which we can explore and work through the difficulties you are facing. I work in an integrative way, tailoring my approach to suit you.  

How can counselling help?

If you are currently troubled by unwanted thoughts or feel that you are not getting what you want out of life or relationships, then counselling may be of benefit to you.   I am trained in EMDR and use this with clients as it can be  helpful for dealing with phobias or traumatic events, including childhood trauma, accidents or assault.  EMDR is recognised as a treatment of choice by the NICE guidelines for trauma and PTSD.

Counselling can also be preventative, you don’t need to wait until you are struggling, it can be part of your self-care and mental health maintenance.

Please take a look through my website for more details.

What to expect in your first session?

I will take your personal history and then give you an idea of the initial number of sessions that may be helpful for you and explain how I work. There is no commitment from you, if you decide not to come for further sessions that is completely okay.  Your first session is for you to assess if I am the right counsellor for you.

professional working in senior leadership roles in the NHS and public sector.  I retrained as I wanted to work with people to help them address any issues they may be experiencing and to help people fulfil their personal potential.

I find that my professional and life experience helps me to support clients who are experiencing life or work challenges, to help them improve their quality of life and to develop the skills to help themselves.

Training, qualifications & experience


Dip(He) Humanistic Gestalt Counselling

EMDR Certificate - EMDR Europe Association

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Coaching

Primary Certificate in Health & Wellbeing Coaching

Primary Certificate in Stress Management

BA(Hons) Business and Finance

Chartered Public Financial Accountant


I am a qualified counsellor, working as an independent therapist.  I have worked in a GP practice and in the voluntary sector, which allowed me to work with a wide range of people. I have also been a trustee for a local counselling charity, and feel that this gives me a range of perspectives on how to provide the best therapy for my clients.

Prior to training as a counsellor, I spent over 20 years working in business. I can use this experience to help you to look at difficulties you are facing at work or in your career. I also have a wide variety of life experiences, so I understand the challenges that life can present you with.

Professional bodies:

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct codes of practice. Further details can be found on

I am a member of the EMDR Association UK and the Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP).

I receive regular clinical supervision to support and inform my practice. I attend workshops and training as part of my continued professional development.

I have full Indemnity Insurance and an Enhanced DBS (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) Certificate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial 15 minute telephone consultation - Free

Online or face to face appointment - £55

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer flexible appointments to accommodate peoples busy lives. I have some evening and weekend appointments.

Further information

Please contact me to discuss what you would like to achieve from therapy. If you are happy we can set up an initial session.  Sessions are initially weekly thereafter.

I practice Gestalt therapy, which places emphasis on increasing awareness of the here and now, including how your past maybe impacting on you in the present. Therapy may help people discover feelings that may have been suppressed or masked by other feelings and to accept and trust their emotions.

I am based within easy reach of Winchester, Southampton, and Eastleigh, just of the M3.  When getting in touch please leave your email and phone number, as sometimes my emails may go into your junk folder.

Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53

Southampton, Hampshire, SO16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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