Welcome to my page. My name is Tracey and I am an experienced counsellor and member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am based in Dagenham and Buckhurst Hill.
Do you constantly worry? Do you struggle to say no to things you just don't want to do through fear of upsetting a friend or family member? Do you feel like it is a daily struggle to be perfect, constantly striving for other peoples acceptance of you? All you need is a good night sleep, but your mind will not switch off? or maybe you feel like you are going mad.
These are all ways in which anxiety and low self - esteem can rear their head. That constant internal bully which will not be quiet.
Our thoughts, feelings and beliefs can dictate the way we live our lives and the choices we make. At times these can feel completely overwhelming to us and difficult to manage. At times we may feel lost, confused and stuck. not entirely sure what is wrong but something just doesn't feel right. This can be a lonely, scary and misunderstood place.
I have extensive experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, self esteem and relationship issues.
learning to understand and accept yourself can be an unsettling place but it can equally be empowering and rewarding. It can evoke choice and change that you never thought possible.
my aim is to support you through your journey by offering a safe, trusting and non-judgemental space for you to explore what is going on for you right now and what you would like the future to hold.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified humanistic therapist and my approach is to work in the 'hear and now'. This means that the most important part of our relationship is that you feel heard and understood by me and together we work towards creating trust between us.
as our relationship develops and you feel more comfortable we can introduce different types of therapy. I have extensive experience in cognitive behavioural therapy and working with anxiety and relationship issues.
There is no set agenda when using different types of therapy, together we can adapt to what works for you. MBCAP registered counsellor - no 00906703
- Level 1,2,3 & 4 Certificate/Diploma in counselling
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Certificate in treating generalised anxiety and panic disorder
- Certificate in mental health awareness in the workplace
- Certificate in working with distress, suicide and self-harm
- Certificate in loss and bereavement
- Certificate in working with shame
- Certificate in online and telephone counselling
- I have continued professional development in the following areas, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and depression.
- Continued professional development in supporting people with domestic violence.
- Continued supporting development with adult survivors of childhood abuse.
- I have 20 years experience working with vulnerable adults and teenagers
- I have extensive knowledge and experience in welfare benefits, representing vulnerable adults with learning difficulties and a wide spectrum of mental health issues.
- I have extensive experience representing adults with mild, moderate and severe mental illness.
I have worked in the voluntary and public sector organisations as a welfare benefits advisor for 20 years. i have also worked on several NHS health help projects. I have specialised in representing clients with mental health issues and learning difficulties.
I am fully insured. I have ongoing clinical supervision and regularly attend courses and further training to enhance my knowledge and professionalism development (CPD)
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
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
Concessions offered for
My fees are £40.00 / £50.00 for a 50 minute session. depending on location
Fees are payable at the beginning of each session via cash, cheque or bank transfer.
I am available on a Monday and Wednesday/Thursday evenings evening; 6pm, 7pm and 8pm please telephone or email me to discuss further.
When I work
I am available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. 6.00 7.00 and 8.00pm
Other appointments may be available on request including Saturday sessions.
Buckhurst Hill - 5 minute walk from the station
Dagenham - 10 minute walk from the station.