About me

My name is Tracey Vaughan and I offer individual counselling to adults providing a supportive and client centred approach. A place where you can come to be heard, where you can tell your story and be listened to non-judgementally, with empathy and respect.

I offer generic counselling covering a wide range of issues to individuals. These include bereavement and loss which also includes grieving the death of a pet, stress and depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem and trust issues; as well as support with health and life changing events.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor with a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). I work in Private Practice in Midsomer Norton and with the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. In the past I have experience of working with clients at Cruse Bereavement Agency, Bristol and with students via Student Listening Services at the University of Bath. I am a registered member with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and work within the boundaries of their code of ethics. I am dedicated to my own continuing professional development. This enables me to grow not just professionally but personally and I believe this contributes to a healthier way of being.

Prior to counselling my background had been in nursing, working mainly in critical care. Moving on after a life changing event I found counselling was the perfect way that has enabled me to continue to care for people in a different way to nursing. This has challenged my thoughts in a positive manner on how to support people and empower them to grow and thrive.

My approach as a counsellor is in the Humanistic tradition. This means I believe in the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client as the fundamental place where clients can safely explore what is troubling them. I aim to achieve this by working respectfully in an empathic, confidential, transparent and non-judgmental manner.

Through a combination of my own life experiences and my professional training I am able to offer supportive and empathic counselling to people experiencing their own life challenges. To explore with them; to challenge and empower them to try and find within themselves the answers that may lead to their own life changes.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Additional information

Introductory Session (50 minutes)                              £30.00

Regular Counselling Sessions (50 minutes)              £40.00

I also offer a free 30 minute no obligation appointment. This is to help you to decide if counselling and counselling with me is the right course of action for you at this time. This is not a counselling session but should be viewed as an opportunity for you to experience what is involved and to ask any questions about the process of the type of therapy that I offer.

Further information

I believe that to achieve our full potential and happiness in life, we need to know and be true to our authentic self. There are points in our lives when for any number of reasons this may not be possible and can result in feelings such as unhappiness, low self-esteem or a lack of motivation, leaving us feeling our life is off track. This is where counselling can help. In client centred therapy, the therapist listens to the client empathically and without judgement, developing rapport and trust to create a therapeutic relationship. It is in this safe environment where the client can begin to understand and accept themselves for who they are. In turn this can empower the client to feel able to make informed decisions about their choices and the life changes they wish to make. I am committed to working in this way with my clients.

I am trained in the Humanistic and Integrative Counselling approach. This means that as well as a commitment to developing a therapeutic relationship I have knowledge of other models that I can use to develop a client centred approach. An aspect of this is I believe in how past life experiences can affect how we respond to current life situations. This tends to be longer term work, and only when client feels it is safe and comfortable to do so.

I offer generic counselling covering a wide range of issues to individuals. These include bereavement and loss which also includes grieving the death of a pet, stress and depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem and trust issues; as well as support with health and life changing events.

Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and are held weekly. I can offer short term work and this is usually 6 – 8 sessions and is committed to with a central focus in mind. Long term work continues for as long as the client and therapist feel it is beneficial.

All my counselling is regulated and governed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Midsomer Norton
Bath And North East Somerset

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults