Tracy Levy P.G.Cert.Couns, BA hons, Ad. Dip Couns. Dip hypno. MBACP
Although counsellor's cant guarantee change; during the last 18 years as a therapist I have worked with people who have been able to make significant changes during therapy.
I offer a friendly, warm, non-judgmental, safe and confidential space where you can explore what is right for you at your own pace. I am down to earth and have many 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/Psychology)
Advanced Diploma Counselling/Group work
Post Grad Cert. Counselling & Supervision
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
EFT Practitioner Level 1 & 2
My counselling experience began when I was training as a counsellor; working part time within 2 specialist counselling agencies that provided counselling for people who had experienced sexual or domestic abuse either in the past or recently. Over the last 18 years I have consistently provided counselling for people who have experienced sexual; domestic and psychological abuse; and specialise working with these issues and related trauma.
From 2004 to 2015 I worked part time within a large GP practice providing counselling for people presenting a range of issues including: anxiety; depression; anger issues; trauma; loss; bereavement; self harm; low self esteem; confidence issues; eating disorders and health issues.
Like many counsellor's my counselling career has consisted of working part time in numerous places; which has enabled me to gain a wide range of invaluable experience over the last 20 years. I have worked within 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.
Within my private therapy practice I offer counselling, hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
I also offer and provide clinical supervision to counselling students and qualified counselling practitioners.
- Child protection
Relationship dynamics and issues
Working with self harm
Loss and grief
Cross cultural counselling
Inner child & Shadow work
Sexual abuse and related issues
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
- Career counselling
- 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 attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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 have struggled with anxiety for most of my adult life. It has affected my confidence and my self esteem. I overanalysed everything and always had this tightness in my chest and stomach. I decided to start counselling because I was getting frightened to go out. The fear has gone and I am getting on with my life" (P.B)
" I started counselling because I had been abused as a child. At 43 years old I was still being affected. Anxiety; low mood; flashbacks; trust issues and much more. I knew that I needed help but was terrified. I have put the past to rest and feel in control of me and my life. Thanks Tracy (Christine)
"Feeling low and anxious was exhausting me. I feel so much better" (John)
" My anger was pushing away the people I cared about and I felt so guilty but didn't know how to change" (k.T)
"I have gained so much from therapy sessions. I am happier in my relationship and feel better about who I am" (Peter)
"I have seen Tracy for 12 appointments and feel totally different. More in control; calmer and no anxiety. (J.B)
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.