Tracy Hope. MBACP (reg) DIP.Couns
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile page I am a qualified experienced BACP person-centred therapist offering short term and long term therapy depending on your requirements. I offer a safe ,confidential service where you the client can be accepted and valued. Where we can work together to explore your issues enabling you to make choices and positive changes in your life. I practice from my home a beautiful area in the countryside surrounded by open space with lovely views near the Wrekin.
The most important element of Counselling is building a positive and trusting relationship to feel you can be heard without fear of being judged. Talking about our feelings thoughts and emotions can be difficult. It takes courage to take that first step to be heard when you feel no one listens. I offer that space to work together to solve not one particular problem but to enable you to grow , so that you can cope with the present problem and later problems in a better way. Looking at how the past influences your present and its relevance in your life today. Confidentially working together to breakdown the barriers allowing you to move forward and live a happier more fulfilling life.
"Walk and Talk" Therapy
This is an alternative to the normal Counselling environment being outdoors with nature can help the therapeutic process. Physical activity boosts mental health and improves overall mood and helps to reduce stress levels. Walks can be tailored to suit the client and their needs. When we exercise ,our bodies release chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body. Clients describe feeling more energized after sessions with improvement in their sleep patterns.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Counselling skills level 3
Counselling Skills level 2
Level 1 in Counselling skills
Motivational Interviewing Certificate
Maastricht Alternative Approach Practitioner.
C.B.T with Heart foundation training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Safeguarding Adults and children certificates.
Further Training certificates.
Self Harm awareness, Working with childhood trauma and abuse, Attachment- from attachment theory to freedom, Exploitation and vulnerability training, Maastricht advanced training, Understanding dissociation and trauma and Neuroscience in the therapy room.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently working in Drug and Alcohol recovery for the NHS for the last three years. . I have been a crisis worker for four years supporting survivors of Rape and sexual abuse both with adults and children.
I have experience of working in an educational setting counselling children 11 plus for the last two years. I have also trained has a Maastricht interviewer for hearing voices ,paranoia and problematic thoughts.
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I charge £40.00 per session.
Couples counselling £60.00 per session.
I offer students a discounted rate at £30.00 per session.
Payment is accepted by either cash or bank transfer at the commencement of the session.
Cancellations received 24 hours before the scheduled session will not be charged.
Cancellations within 24hours will be charged at the full rate.
The therapeutic hour is 50 minutes.
I am on the BACP register for Counsellors and psychotherapist, this is a register approved by the professional standards authority for health and social care.
I practice under my own professional civil liability insurance.
I have a current enhanced DBS certificate to work with adults and children.
I abide by the BACP code of ethics and attend regular supervision and peer group supervision.
I continue to work on updating my knowledge by attending regular workshops and training courses.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Some of the venues I use do have wheelchair access we can discuss this in more detail to ensure we can accommodate your requirements.
Appointments are flexible morning , afternoon, evenings and some weekend availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|