Tracy Brown Dip Couns Reg MBACP
All of us face difficulties in our lives - sometimes the feelings that accompany them can be overwhelming, this maybe why you have decided to seek counselling. Or you may have a big decision to make, perhaps you are trying to make sense of a relationship, address hopes or fears for the future or you may simply want to talk and have someone listen. Whatever the reason, well done for taking the first step towards doing something about the difficult emotions that are troubling you.
Finding a counsellor can feel daunting and is an important decision, this is why I am very happy to meet with you for an introductory session, at a reduced rate, to see whether you feel I am someone you would be comfortable working with.
I have 15 years experience of helping people with a wide range of problems. As a fully qualified, integrative counsellor I have a warm, compassionate and non judgemental approach to considering the issues that are preventing us from living happy, fulfilled lives, and we will work together to achieve this. I am confidential and I won't tell you what to do, but I believe that we all have the capacity to change. As an integrative counsellor I am trained to work psychodynamically, humanistically, or using CBT depending on the individual. I have also been trained in creative therapy and this can sometimes be helpful for exploring difficult thoughts and feelings.
Please take a moment to read what some of my clients have written:
Client A - Age 30
'Thank you so much for all your help and support over the past few months. I can honestly say that I am really happy with where I am right now and feel like my old self again. You have helped me more than you will ever know'
Client B: Age 17
'You helped me realise that it is OK to feel this way. Thank you for understanding me and not judging me, as well as helping me to feel safe. I feel I am on the right track and with hard work and determination I can see myself changing each day'
Client C: Age 50
'Tracy's kind and gentle nature was the perfect forum to share the troubles that were on my mind. She has a great way of making you feel safe again after years of listening to negative self talk. I cannot thank her enough'
Client D: Age 21
'Counselling with Tracy has helped me to look at my thoughts and emotions. It has helped me to communicate with people about my feelings without getting angry all the time. Having counselling has made me realise that I am not alone and has helped me to trust someone again'
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Member of ACC
- Dip in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- Full Professional Insurance
- DBS checked/portable
My background is in Pastoral Care and I have extensive experience of working with parents, teenagers and young people.
I have a specific interest in dementia and supporting those who are affected by dementia, including family and friends.
As part of my private practice I take referrals from a GP Surgery and I currently work as a counsellor within the NHS with cancer patients and their carers. I also work with parents referred from local Children's Centres.
I am fully committed to continuous professional development and over the last year I have completed the following training:
Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Provider Training
Working with those affected by Dementia
Living with Loss
Eating Disorders and Attachment
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Photos & videos
- Introductory Session £25
- Subsequent 50 minute sessions £50
- Some concessions for students and if you are unemployed
Timing of Sessions
Each session will last 50 minutes and is usually weekly. It is entirely your choice how long you come for counselling. Short term work (6 - 20 sessions) can help you address a specific issue or provide space and time for you to work through a crisis. Longer term work may be more appropriate to address more deep seated, complex problems - childhood abuse or chronic depression, for example.
Please e-mail me or call to ask any questions you need to and if you would like to we can arrange for an introductory session for you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available during the day time and some evenings .
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|