About me

I am an experienced Person Centred registered counsellor 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
  •     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.

Appointments

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 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
DipHE.

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 www.bacp.co.uk/ethical 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

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Child and Adolescent counselling 4-24 year olds.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Per session:

£40 for 50 minute session
concessions for low waged individuals/families

Availability

Various day and evening appointments available. weekdays and Saturdays.

Further information

Registered member BACP

Location

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
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

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.

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Tracy Elsdon

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