Tracy Levy P.G. Cert. Couns, BA hons, Advanced Dip Couns. Dip hypno. MBACP
Although counsellor's cant guarantee change; during the last 15 years as a therapist I have worked with people who have been able to make significant changes during therapy.
I named my therapy service "Life Changes" because I really do believe that change is possible! Throughout my own life I have experienced many challenges; and with support I have been able to make positive changes that have enabled me to be the person I am today!
I offer a friendly, warm, non-judgemental, safe and confidential space where you can explore what is right for you at your own pace. I am down to earth and have over 15 years experience working as a counsellor within a number of specialist counselling agencies; the NHS and private practice.
People find the courage to see a counsellor because they are wanting change; which can be a huge and frightening decision!
People may want help around:-
specific anxieties; generalised anxiety; improving self esteem, assertiveness; letting go of past issues, anger problems; unhelpful thinking; relationship problems, increasing confidence, depression; abuse issues; or developing coping mechanisms.
All of us find ways to cope with life and situations; and we do the best we can at the time with the resources that are available to us. As we move on through life; some coping techniques become unhelpful and may even cause distress.
Counselling can enable you to explore feelings, thoughts and behaviours, with a skilled professional who will allow you to go at your pace without judging you. I will respect your choices and support you to reach the changes you want.
My approach of therapy is integrative which means I use a combination of approaches and skills; as experience has taught me that different things work for different people!
Depending on what you are experiencing we may work on thoughts and beliefs; feelings or behaviours it will depend on what you want to change or explore in the counselling work.
As well as offering and providing counselling I can also offer other types of therapy on request; which includes hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and psychotherapy and work within their code of ethics and practice.
People experience different levels of distress; and I offer short and long term therapy to suit individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA hons (Social Welfare)
Advanced Diploma Counselling/Groupwork
Post Grad Cert. Counselling & Supervision
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
EFT Practitioner Level 1 & 2
I have over 15 years experience of working with a wide range of issues as a counsellor in the voluntary sector, NHS and in private practice. I have worked with people from all walks of life; and I really feel passionate about the work I do.
I currently work part time as clinical lead counsellor in a specialist counselling centre; and in my private practice I offer counselling, hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
I also offer and provide clinical supervision to counselling students and qualified counselling practitioners.
Relationship dynamics and issues
Working with self harm
Loss and grief
Cross cultural counselling
Attachment and dissociation
Counselling and ethics
Cognitive behavioural interventions
Mediation and conflict resolution
Body image and self esteem
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
Initial Assessment @ £45.00 (up to 75 minutes)
Therapy session @ £45.00 per hour.
Part of my fees are invested in clinical supervision and ongoing professional development.
I am able to meet people on a weekly and fortnightly basis.
I also offer counselling during the evenings and on weekends
The length of time I work with people varies; and depends on what difficulty someone is experiencing and what someone wants from the work.
Short term counselling - 2-8 sessions
Medium term counselling - 8-20 sessions
Longer term therapy - 20 sessions plus
People take a risk as they begin counselling. It is possible to make changes which improve the quality of your life and relationships.
I work from within Huddersfield Town Centre which has easy access to and from motorways, major driving routes and very close to public transport systems.
" I was fed up of feeling tired and worried all the time. My head was constantly full of thoughts; and I was increasingly feeling out of control. I did not want to take medication and decided to contact Tracy after many years of struggling. Initially I wanted to stop going as it was quite tough emotionally. I finally could see a way out and my head began to slow down. I feel back in control again." (Beverly)
" My usual ways of coping were not helping me... and I felt overwhelmed!. With support I have found new coping mechanisms that work" (J. H)
" I kept repeating old patterns and habits; and felt stuck....which felt embarrassing; however Tracy's warm and down to earth manner felt reassuring"
" I really struggled with my confidence and being around groups of people. This held me back from doing many things in life which frustrated me immensely! I stopped going out socially and become quiet low in mood. I have found a new lease of life since having counselling. (A.T)
"I have gained so much from therapy sessions. I am happier in my relationship and feel better about who I am" (Peter)
"I didn't know what to expect from counselling; however Tracy is so down to earth and I felt safe and understood; which enabled me to deal with abuse issues from the past at a pace that felt right for me. I have now put the past to rest and can move on with my life" (Sally)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I welcome enquiries by phone; email or text. I am able to be flexible with appointments and offer daytime; evening and Saturday's. I respond to enquiries within 24 hours.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I completed a post graduate qualification in clinical supervision at Salford University in 2004; and although the training was in the psycho-dynamic model: over the years I have continued with professional development and can provide supervision from an integrative approach.