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About me

About Me
My name is Tracy and I am a professional and qualified counsellor. I'm here to listen and provide you with a supportive, confidential and safe environment to talk.

How counselling can help you

By providing a safe, confidential space to talk openly and honestly, counselling can help you understand yourself and the setbacks you have faced.

Counselling can also provide a way for you to see your thoughts from a different perspective and time to safely confront and process feelings.

My experience is that the best counselling, helps you to find your own solutions without judgment, leading to greater self-acceptance and hope for a better future.

If you would like to find out more about how I could help you and what counselling could bring to your situation, then I am happy to discuss this with you.

I understand that making this first step can be daunting, uncomfortable or scary, so please be assured I am mindful of this and will not put you under any pressure.

In our first session, I will ask about what you want from counselling and how I can help. You may find it useful to think about or write down your reasons for seeking help in advance of this session, although there is no pressure for you to do this.

You can ask any questions you may have about counselling and how I work. We will talk about confidentiality and session timings so that you are clear about what to expect from me

Please contact me for an informal, no-obligation chat on the phone, where you can ask any questions you may have and we can discuss how we might work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

level 2 Certificate in listening skills

As Part of my Level 4, I was on placement at a local hospice. It was predominantly grief, however, so many other thoughts, feelings were in the forefront of the sessions.

GCSE Psychology
A Level Psychology

I attend cpd courses to keep upto date with areas that I specialise in. 
I specialise in the following:-

  • LGBTQ+
  • Bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Low self esteem
  • Depression
  • Work related stress
  • Eating Disorder
  • Grief
  • Relationship Problems

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Face to Face £40

online £40

Email £35

Telephone £35

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Saturday or Sunday appointments can be accommodated.

Further information

Qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), with experience of working in the charitable sector as a counsellor, as well as running my own private practice.

The Cottage
65 Load Street
Bewdley
Worcestershire
DY12 2AW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

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.

Available at Kidderminster offices

Tracy Darkes dip.counselling

Tracy Darkes dip.counselling