Tracy Foster, Dip.Couns, Dip.CBT Registered (MBACP)

Tracy Foster, Dip.Couns, Dip.CBT Registered (MBACP)

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Poole
Dorset
BH15

17 Hinton Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1

07949 425335

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About me

I am a fully qualified Integrative Humanistic Counsellor & Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.  I also practice in mindfulness and hypnotherapy relaxation techniques, which I can offer you as part of a package within your counselling sessions, to support you with your continual growth.

What I am committing to you in counselling, either in person (1:1) in my therapy rooms in Poole or Bournemouth, or, in our growing technological society - via Skype video-link which is proving very popular:

I don't judge you and I don't discriminate.  I will give you empathy and I am approachable and friendly in my work with you. I will help you explore your past and present issues building self-awareness and understanding, and support and help you find new ways of thinking and coping.

Are you experiencing anxiety and/or depression? It is uncomfortable and debilitating for every day life. I support people with anxiety and depression attached to many issues.  I have 8 years experience of working with people with relationship OCD (ROCD).  I also support people that live with long term medical conditions and how that affects their mental health - for example HIV, Multiple Sclerosis, Ataxia, Fibromyalgia, cancer and others. Anxiety, depression or general low mood affects day to day living with such conditions and people often worry also about others perceptions of them. I can help you manage and explore these feelings and support you in finding effective ways of coping.

You are a unique individual and I will work with you to tailor your therapy to your needs.

The professional info you might like to know:

I adhere to the ethical standards for safe therapeutic practice as a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I have successfully been working within my counselling career via face-to-face and Skype online for several years.  (Online therapy is a useful consideration if you are limited on time, transport issues, live in a remote area for example).

If you would like to contact me via email or telephone I am very happy to discuss my therapeutic approach with you to help you decide how I can support and work with you and reply to you confidentially.

Why Counselling

Some problems are difficult to deal with and it can be hard to know which way to turn or who to talk to.  Advice from friends or family can be well-meant but even that can sometimes confuse the situation and you can find yourself running round in circles!

I will help you come to terms with distressing and traumatic events and help you find effective ways of dealing with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression - a common problem that can affect anyone with the stresses of everyday life! Many people find "mental health issues" remain stigmatised in today's world - I hope to help you off-load what some may consider even a "small problem" - but it may not be to you. A chance to off-load your worries and share with an independent and caring person can go a long way to increase your well-being.

What happens in Counselling

I offer you the opportunity to discuss issues that are impacting your life in a professional way.  I will not judge you but I will accept you for who you are and provide a safe environment to work together.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 5 Diploma in CBT (CPCAB, 2010)
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB, 2009)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB, 2007)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB, 2006)
Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health (City & Guilds, 2007)
Certificate in Proficiency - Registered Member of the BACP (BACP, 2013)

Hypnotherapy Practitioner (2018)

Diploma in Mindfulness Techniques

Certificate in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Certificate in Setting Boundaries

Certificate in Lone Working

Certificate in Disability Awareness

Certificates in understanding and working with Autism

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Narcissistic abuse

Relationship OCD (ROCD)

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Fees

£45 per 50 minute session - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am - 8.30pm.


£50 per 50 minute session - Weekends

If you are struggling with financial commitments or looking for private therapy because of long NHS waiting lists and immediate concerns please contact me.  I have some appointments available at concessionary rates subject to availability.

"SKYPE COUNSELLING"

SKYPE COUNSELLING IS PROVING VERY POPULAR AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO FACE TO FACE COUNSELLING. CLIENTS STATE THAT IT IS CONVENIENT, FLEXIBLE, AND COST-EFFECTIVE WITHIN THE PRIVACY AND COMFORT OF THEIR OWN HOME AND REMAINS CONFIDENTIAL. THEY FEEL AT EASE, SAFE AND ABLE TO EXPRESS DIFFICULT EMOTIONS WITHIN THE THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENT CREATED.

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Further information

I am happy to carry out counselling for you by Skype, email or telephone.
If I miss your call I will call you back at my first opportunity, so please leave a short message.

Maps & Directions

Poole, BH15
Bournemouth, BH1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

There is a lift in BH1 2EE and BH15 1EP

Availability

Mornings, Afternoons or Evenings and Weekends by arrangement

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme