I am Tracy and I am an experienced, qualified and ethical psychotherapist and psychologist with over 20 years in practice.
I can see you at my own practice in Paddock Wood or in Sevenoaks. But whichever location you choose, you will be welcomed with warmth & acceptance.
What is therapy?
Therapy is a method of treating perceived difficulties.
There are many different types of therapy and in your initial assessment session I will help you to think through the most appropriate therapeutic approach for your difficulties.
What kind of issues do people see therapy for?
The answer to this question is clearly vast!
Anything that causes distress or concern may prompt someone to enter into therapy. Therapy can also be a means of self discovery with no particular issue in mind. The assessment process is designed to help you understand if therapy is an appropriate route to take.
What happens in therapy?
A therapy session may vary depending upon which issues you bring.
Some approaches will focus on your thoughts, others on your feelings, and others on your behaviours.
The approach that is recommended for you will be discussed with you at your assessment session. It may be that a combination of all of the above approaches will be seen as the most appropriate approach.
For some clients, therapy can be very directive, offering specific suggestions, and for other clients approaches may be more passive and may offer exploration and interpretation of the situation.
Some approaches will request that you complete tasks in between sessions and others will not. But in all cases I will offer a clear explanation of the approach that the process will take.
It is also dependent upon the chosen method of intervention as to whether it is recommended that you have a fixed number of sessions for your treatment or whether you enter into a more open-ended process of therapy.
If you are recommended a fixed amount of appointments there will be a review of the therapy half way through the treatment and another review at the end of treatment. At this point if further goals for change are identified additional sessions may be recommended.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started practising in 1999.
I initially trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and then went on to develop a career in Psychology undertaking a BSc in Psychology, MSC in Forensic Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
I am fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing(EMDR) and utilise Transactional Analysis Counselling and Psychotherapy although I often my approach is often integrative depending on what is appropriate for each client.
In addition to my clinical practice I maintain links with the academic world through teaching and marking for University based Masters and Doctoral level courses.
I have experience working within the NHS across all age ranges and client populations.
A specialist area of knowledge and interest is the often complex presentations found within forensic settings.
I have also had experience in both medium-high and high security settings along with the prison service.
Prior to my clinical training I worked in a blue-chip company within their internal communications and change management team undertaking a variety of organisational consultations.
I am registered with the UK Register of Expert Witnesses.
- Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy
- BSC Psychology
- MSC Forensic Psychology
- Doctorate Clinical Psychology
- Certification Transactional Analysis
- Certification Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
- Certification Emotional Freedom Technique
- Certification Traumatic Incident Recovery
- Certification Schema Focussed Therapy
- Certification Compassion Focussed Therapy
- Certification Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Certification Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
- Certification Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Neuropsychological assessments for a number of issues (please see 'Further Information' for more details)
Hypnotherapy for a number of issues (please see 'Further Information' for more details)
£150.00 per session
£150.00 per hour
A sliding scale fee structure is available according to personal circumstances.
Please contact me for further information and I will be happy to discuss this with you.
When I work
Daytime sessions available
As a clinical psychologist, I offer neuropsychological assessments for the following issues:
- Capacity judgements
- Greater understanding of any cognitive decline
- Greater understanding of any sudden personality/emotional/behavioural change.
- Head trauma
- Learning Difficulties
- Legal / Court work
- Neurodegenerative disease of any kind
- Road traffic accident
The Written Report
A neuropsychological report will be forwarded to either yourself, or yourself and the referring agency within twenty-one days of the assessment appointment. This time-frame can be shortened with prior notice.
The report will outline background information collated on you (including educational, employment history), analysis of mental state at the time of testing and a profile of your cognitive abilities in all the different areas of functioning relevant to your particular presentation.
The report will be tailored to the original aim of the referral and if appropriate will make recommendations for the future.
Please contact me to discuss your individual requirements and I will be happy to provide you with a quote for an assessment.
A state of hypnosis is something that we all experience every day when we first wake up and when we are just drifting off to sleep. It is a state of altered awareness. This natural state of being can be utilised to access the subconscious mind and to facilitate changes to thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The approach utilises the same areas of the brain that we use to create dreams and process information as we sleep.
How Hypnotherapy can help you?
The subconscious mind quickly and easily accepts suggestions (in line with the difficulties you wish to change) as the seemingly logical self-talk you may often have that actually hinders change is bypassed.
Physical conditions that are exacerbated by stress responses can also respond incredibly well to a hypnotherapeutic approach.
An assessment session will have a larger proportion of time taking information about your difficulties but will offer twenty to thirty minutes of hypnosis to begin to tackle these.
You will also be provided with a CD of your initial session free of charge to continue to benefit from the work conducted during your appointment.
CDs are available for ongoing sessions at a price of £9.99. You will also be taught self-hypnosis on your first session to allow you to begin to present your own positive suggestions to your subconscious mind.
What kind of issues is Hypnotherapy helpful for?
- Anger management
- Anxiety disorders
- Bed wetting (eneurisis)
- Blood Pressure
- Driving anxieties
- Eating disorders
- Eczema and Psoriasis
- Emotional difficulties
- Exam nerves
- Fears of any kind
- Finding the real you
- Finding a lost object
- Gastro-intestinal disorders
- Habitual worrier
- Healthier eating
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Immune deficiency
- Inter-personal skills
- Interview preparation
- Irrational behaviour
- Irrational emotions
- Lack of concentration
- Memory improvement
- Nail biting
- Obsessive behaviours
- Pain control
- Panic attacks
- Relationship stresses
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual dysfunction
- Skin problems
- Sleep problems
- Sports improvement
- Teeth grinding
- Thumb sucking
- Victim of crime
- Visualisation improvement
I can undertake a number of specialist assessments for both legal and court purposes:
- Criminal / Forensic cases including Risk Assessments, Fitness to Plead, Criminal
- Care proceedings including child protection issues, and parenting assessments
- Personal injury including PTSD, victims of crime assessments
- Work related stress
- Chronic pain
- Mental capacity
The Written Report
A specialist legal report will be forwarded to whomever instructed me within the requested timeframe. The content will be in line with the original terms of reference and the specific questions asked.
Recommendations for further physical assessment or therapy may be made following the assessment. If therapy is recommended this cannot be undertaken by Dr King due to a conflict of interest with the legal assessment system.