About me

Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

I have been counselling for a number of years now and am very lucky to say 'I love my job'.

I enjoy being with people and spending time in their company.

I provide a comfortable, non judgmental and confidential environment in which you can feel safe to explore the issues that are confronting you. I know how important it is to be listened to when we are feeling vulnerable. I am both compassionate and passionate about the work I do- I want the very best for my clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in counselling sills and theories.
  • Certificate in couples counselling
  • Certificate in working with adult survivors of abuse
  • Certificate in working with complex trauma

I have a up to date DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

I work in a busy Doctors surgery as an in-house counsellor in addition to my private practice. I have worked in an NHS setting for a number of years and have supported clients with a range of needs. These have included suffering with stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, low confidence, the effects of trauma, bereavement, domestic violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, bullying, PTSD and coping with chronic illness and pain.

I am also a tutor at a college where the students are training to become counsellors.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


£40 per hour.

£50 per hour for couples.

Concessions for students.

Concessions offered for

  • Students


I can be available at a range of time throughout the day.


Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Although the counseling room is on the ground floor there is a large step into the premises.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Tracey Smedley

Tracey Smedley