Tracy Hutchings

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Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8
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About me

Welcome to my page.

I'm a psychotherapeutic counsellor working face to face in Ipswich and working remotely with people all over Suffolk, and wider into the UK.  As a counsellor I use an integrative approach and, in addition to counselling, I practice a solution focused behavioural therapy called BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® and offer phase based trauma therapy.

I worked at a local organisation as a counsellor from 2015, where I worked with a wide variety of people and reasons that bring them to therapy; mostly complex and enduring mental health problems and trauma. I now run a full time private practice, with the counselling I offer, a key part of that, alongisde a contract working for a local organisation who works with survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault.

How I work

For therapy to be beneficial for you, you really need to feel that your therapist is the right one for you; whatever that means to you. I believe that, alongside my training and qualifications, the way you feel about how we interact and the way we work together is key for your success.

The way I work focuses on you, hearing what you need and what your goals of therapy are. It's important to me that we can form a successful working relationship, allowing you the time and space to get the best you can out of therapy.  Any work we do, will be just about you, to meet your needs and will be in your best interests. This will mean that whatever brings you into our sessions will be key in the work we do together.

What is most important for me, when you come to a session, is that you feel comfortable and safe. For some people, that feeling of safety, security or trust can come quickly.  For others, it can take more time, especially if you're feeling really anxious about some aspect of therapy, or even purely about coming. I work with a deep level of empathy and acceptance for you, as a person, and whatever it is that brings you to therapy.

Areas I work with

For some people it is important to know some of the areas I work with.  I've worked with issues from anxiety to panic attacks, hypervigilance to trauma work, self confidence and self esteem issues to weight-loss, grief and loss, guilt and shame to anger, fears to phobias, complex mental health difficulties and other areas too.

Previously, I have worked with a variety of people, including victims, survivors, perpetrators, professionals, retirees, students, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and individuals of different genders and neurodivergent people. That said, everyone has slightly different needs from therapy, even if the reason someone comes is similar to that of someone I have worked with previously.

Areas I currently work with are;

~A diagnosis of any kind of ill health
~Mental health difficulties (of any nature), diagnosed or undiagnosed
~Coping strategies that you don’t want to use anymore (such as self harm, alcohol, drugs, eating, gambling)
~Currently in an abusive situation
~Having previously been in an abusive relationship
~Child abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, or neglect)
~Work difficulties
~Relationship breakdown or relationship difficulties
~Difficulties with dealing with something that is going on at the moment
~Struggling to deal with something that has gone on in the past
~Issues around the future in some way
~Wanting to change your life in some way
~Wanting something specific or something different, for you future
~Wanting to change something about yourself
~Wanting to learn more about yourself

There is more information on my website about how I practice, about me, my qualifications,  and many other things too, please feel free to have a look. If you email me directly, you will receive an automated response, so you will know if I have received your email and also be able to ensure that you receive my response (rather than it going to your junk folder- which happens a lot). I aim to reply within 24 hours (excluding Saturday afternoon and Sundays) so please check your junk mail box if you don't receive a reply from me to your inbox within that time frame.  

If you do have any questions, or are interested in talking further, then please don't hesitate to get in touch, either by phone, e-mail or via my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently have:

  • Master of Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction)
  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Advanced International Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Distinction)
  • Advanced Regression and Hypnoanalysis Training.
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
  • BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®- Transformational Coaching
  • BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®- Levels 1, 2 and 3.
  • Applied Emotional Freedom Technique- Levels 1 and 2.
  • Online NLP Diploma Level Course.

I also believe that the best way for me to be an effective therapist, is to ensure that I continue to study and learn, to provide my clients with the best experience possible. I am therefore studying individual CPD courses. For more information on the specific CPD courses I have attended, please visit my 'About' section, on my website.

I am a:

  • Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Professional Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society.
  • Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.
  • Practitioner Member (Accredited Practitioner Level) of the British BrainWorking Research Society.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My current session fees are as follows:

Initial Consultation (30 minutes)- Free (always done remotely)

Counselling (50 minutes)- £45.00

Hypnotherapy Regular Session (50 minutes)- £65.00

BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® (50 minutes) - £65.00

Applied Emotional Freedom Technique Session (50 minutes)- £65.00

I also offer blocks of six 'pay what you can afford' sessions to allow therapy to be accessible for everyone.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytimes, evenings and weekends (occasionally) available. Please contact me for more specific information. 

I also hold a waiting list for some of the times that I offer.

Tracy Hutchings is also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Tracy Hutchings
Tracy Hutchings