Tracy Forbes

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MBACP (Accredited)
Available for new clients
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Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1EN
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an accredited BACP therapist, qualified to work with couples, individuals, children and young people.  I bring qualities of warmth, respect and understanding, and provide a safe, confidential space to explore whatever problems or concerns you are facing.  With over 20 years of experience, I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques, depending on your needs.  I have extensive experience of working with individuals and couples whilst working in private practice and with London Marriage Guidance and Relate, and I have over 9 years experience working with children and young people in a variety of educational settings.

I work with couples struggling with a wide variety of relationship issues, who are looking to find different ways of connecting with one another. I also support individuals, children and young people who find themselves experiencing challenges; sometimes in their social, work or schools lives, but sometimes from within themselves - behaviours, thoughts or feelings that are causing them problems and yet are difficult to manage or stop. In addition, I have extensive experience of working with children, young people and their parents who are affected by an ADHD diagnosis. 

My aim is to help you gain clarity and insight, to help manage the struggles that we can all face at times, with the intention of moving forwards towards growth, change and a sense of wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Marital and Couple Counselling - a four year training programme with London Marriage Guidance (now the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships), London.

Post Graduate Certificate in Emotional Factors and Learning and Teaching - The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children in Schools - Place2Be.

Graduate Professional Certificate - Compassionate Inquiry - with renowned trauma expert Dr Gabor Mate.

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


£60.00 - £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please see website or phone for information about fees

When I work

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Further information

I work both short and long term, always working around the needs of my clients.  I work predominantly face-to-face, but can also work via Skype or by telephone.

I understand that it is important for you to find a counsellor that you feel comfortable with, and for this reason I offer a free 15 minute consultation by 'phone.  If you would like me to contact you, please get in touch either by 'phone, email or by text.

I am an approved provider registered with the following medical health insurers:

AXA Health, AVIVA and WPA.

Hertford Counselling Service, Bayley Hall, Queen's Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1EN

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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