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

Bournemouth BH1 & Poole BH15
07949 425335
Bournemouth BH1 & Poole BH15

About me

UPDATE:  if you are looking for counselling for problems and issues, and have concerns regarding Coronavirus, I am experienced in holding Skype online video link counselling.  This means you can remain in your home if you are self-isolating or worried if you live or care for vulnerable people.  For Health Anxiety in particular, I can work with you using responsible resources reflecting safe and therapeutic practice.  Please contact me for further information.

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 9 years experience of supporting people experiencing Relationship OCD (ROCD) and have developed a successful working therapeutic model that has been well received. Distressing and intrusive thoughts around your relationship can be very debillitating and affect your day 24/7.

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

PFOA approved Counsellor

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

Narcissistic abuse

Relationship OCD (ROCD)

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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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.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SKYPE INSTALLED ON YOUR LAPTOP OR PC OR OTHER DEVICE PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO INSTALL THIS FREE DOWNLOAD WITH EASY INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ADD ME AS A CONTACT.



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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.

Poole
Dorset
BH15

17 Hinton Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

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

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