Tracy Elsdon

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Counsellor Dip HE MBACP (Accred)
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Chelmsford, Essex, CM9
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About me

I am an experienced Person Centred registered counsellor Accredited with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, working with adults, children and adolescents.

My aim is to provide a professional service to the practice which is based between Maldon and Tiptree. I work in a non-judgemental and confidential way which  provides a safe, secure and inviting environment. It is important to me to be authentic and offer genuine attention as I believe that it is only in a genuine relationship where you can express thoughts and feelings which can initiate change.

I work in a sensitive manner which enables me to use different therapeutic approaches to suit individual personalities and presenting issues therefore treating each client as unique. When working with younger clients I work creatively with art, toys, puppets and sand tray which can help express and understand their feelings easier than solely talking therapy. Some older adolescents enjoy working creatively with the use of metaphor and creative writing. Using these techniques enables a therapy that can be personal to each client offering short and long term work.

My training and experience allows me to work with different levels of difficulty and presenting issues including:

  •     Anxiety
  •     Separation anxiety
  •     Self harm
  •     Eating disorders
  •     Depression
  •     Relationship
  •     Loss and separation
  •     Bereavement
  •     Family issues/divorce/blended families

Trainee Counselling

As well as the above I am able to offer counselling to trainee counsellors in accordance with the BACP guidelines.


I am available to contact by mobile if you wish to book an appointment or have any further questions. If I do not answer immediately I will try to respond to your message within 24 hours. Alternatively you can send an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified accredited child and adolescent counsellor. I have experience working in different areas including schools, higher education and charity's. I also work as a counselling lecturer and trainer.

Trained at Anglia Ruskin University and achieving

A registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Membership ensures that I am working safely and in the best interests of clients. By adhering to the BACP code of ethical practice I am also compliant with membership policies and regulations. These can be found at framework

Alongside my counselling training I have over twenty one years of working with children and young people in various roles and settings including education and support.

I have also attended shorter courses including:

  • understanding bereavement
  • BSL level1
  • speech therapy-talking sense
  • using art and creative materials
  • working with autism and Asperger's
  • child protection and safeguarding
  • drama therapy
  • anger management

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Child and Adolescent counselling 4-24 year olds.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Per session:

£45 for 50 minute session
concessions for low waged individuals/families

When I work

Various day and evening appointments available. weekdays and Saturdays.

Further information

Registered member BACP


Conveniently located from A12 between Chelmsford and Colchester. Central to Tiptree and Maldon.

Ample free parking on street.

Maldon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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