Hello, I’m Tracey - welcome to my profile. I have been working as a counsellor since 2003 and believe that we all have capacity for healing and growth, despite any obstacles that might get in the way. I will support you to explore your feelings and how you experience yourself in the world and in relation to others. The aim is to empower you to be able to make choices, take control over your life and find a way forward that is right for you.
Covid is impacting us in so many ways and it’s possible that usual ways of coping aren’t working for you at the moment. Talking to friends and family may feel difficult so I can offer you a neutral space to help you try and make sense of your feelings and what is happening for you.
I have many years of experience working in the voluntary sector in mental health and support settings so I am familiar with workplace trauma and the impact it can have on people’s lives. I use the pronouns she/her and have an interest in working with people wishing to explore issues related to gender, sexuality and relationship diversity.
I work from a tranquil setting in the heart of Norwich and currently offer a free 30 minute zoom/phone session to see if we both feel comfortable working together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling in 2003 and followed this with a Degree in 2009.
Having had counselling myself I wanted to understand more about how the process worked. My training was in the Person-Centred approach. The philosophy behind this approach to counselling is that each client has the ability to move in the direction of a more fulfilling and satisfying way of being and living their lives. It is based on a trust in the inner resources of the client to find their own answers and directions.
I have experience working with various issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, substance misuse, low self-esteem, sexuality and gender.
Over the past 20 years I have worked in various settings within mental health services in London and East Anglia and currently, work as a Counsellor in private practice in Norwich and as a Counsellor at the Sue Lambert Trust.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I currently have spaces on Monday, Thursday and Friday
This may be the first time you have accessed counselling, so I’ll give you an idea of what will happen when you make contact with me.
You can either call or email me and I will aim to reply within 24 hours, Mon-Fri, to set up a free initial session which would last around 30 minutes. During this session, it would be helpful if you could explain what brings you to counselling and I will give you an outline of how I work and what you can expect from me. If we are in agreement to work together, we can then find a suitable time to meet again.
Due to current Covid restrictions, I am working with clients via zoom or telephone only. I plan to resume face to face work when it is safe to do so and in-line with Government guidance.