Tracey Ward BSc, MRes, PGCert, PGDip CBT
Accredited cognitive behavioural therapist, delivering therapy in Ulverston, Kendal and Lancaster. I am specialized in working with adults who experience anxiety, depression and trauma. I offer a confidential, sensitive and ethical service.
What is CBT?
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the treatment recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to treat a range of anxiety disorders and low mood. CBT is a short-term treatment and you will see the results relatively quickly. Many difficulties can be treated within eight to twelve sessions. Initially, the therapy will help you to develop an understand your difficulties. This is achieved by truly listening to you and what you are experiencing, this is done in a sensitive and compassionate way. One of the aims of CBT is to empower you to eventually become your own therapist. I can help you to do this. The therapy will then help you to address your difficulties and reduce your distress. The full process of treatment is transparent which means that, if needed, you can continue to use CBT once your course of treatment is finished. More information about CBT can be found on my website: https://www.insight-cbt.com/cbt
Choosing the right therapist
Choosing the right therapist can feel overwhelming! So, I feel may be helpful to tell you a little bit about me. My career in mental health began in 2001. I Initially worked for children and adult’s mental health/ crisis helplines before going on to study for a range of qualifications in psychology and mental health. The main part of my CBT experience has been while working within the NHS. I left the NHS in January 2019 to begin my private practice.
I am very compassionate and ethical in the way I work, and I am truly committed to helping others to improve their lives. When not in practice I enjoy a range of activities such as gardening, cooking and walking. I love nature and wildlife. I am also quite partial to a bit of Netflix!
How can CBT help me?
CBT can be used to treat a range of difficulties that can stop you from enjoying your life: anxiety, depression, OCD, post-natal depression, self-esteem, phobias, bereavement, relationships, occupational/work related issues, stress, trauma, chronic pain, sleep problems. These are just a few examples of difficulties CBT can treat, further examples can be found on my website: https://www.insight-cbt.com/difficultiestreated
In addition to providing face to face CBT, I also offer CBT via skype. This can be helpful for those of you that are living in remote locations or perhaps housebound. These factors no longer need to be a barrier for you to access the support you need.
Thank you for reading. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to book a free consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
The government recommends CBT as being the treatment of choice for a range of difficulties. I specialise in treating anxiety and depression. This includes perfectionism, low self-worth, stress, work related stress, panic, chronic worry (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), trauma and post-traumatic stress, traumatic bereavement, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, body dysmorphia, phobias and social anxiety.
I will also be delivering Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy from November 2019.
My qualifications are as follows:
- Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy with Distinction | 2015 | Lancaster University
- Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Mental Health Care | 2012 | University of Teesside
- Master of Research in Psychology | 2008 | University of York
- BSc in Psychology (1st class) | 2007 | University of Teesside
- Certificate in Counselling | 2003 | Stockton and Billingham College
I have also attended further training courses as part of my continued personal and professional development. These courses included Compassionate Focuses Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused CBT and mindfulness therapy.
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.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees cost £55 per 50-60 minute session
I am also registered with the following insurance providers:
- Axa PPP
- Vitality Health
I also provide for other insurance companies, so if your provider is not on the list above then please get in touch to discuss this.