About me

Counselling/therapy

Although counsellor's cant guarantee change; over the last 20 plus years working as a therapist I have provided therapy/counselling for people who have been able to make significant changes, and been happy with the outcomes they have achieved at the end of our work together.

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 with varied issues including specific anxieties; abuse issues, generalised anxiety; improving self esteem, assertiveness; letting go of past issues, anger problems; unhelpful/negative thinking; relationship problems, increasing confidence, depression, 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.


Approach
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

Qualifications
BA hons (Social Welfare/Psychology)
Advanced Diploma Counselling/Group work
Community Mediator
PG Counselling & Supervision
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
EFT Practitioner Level 1 & 2

Experience

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 20 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 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, and have helped people from all walks of life and social backgrounds. I enjoy and feel passionate about the work I do.

Within my private therapy practice I offer counselling, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

I also offer and provide clinical supervision to counselling students and qualified counselling practitioners.

Training

Online counselling

Child protection

Anxiety

Anger management
Depression
Relationship dynamics and issues
Working with self harm
Loss and grief
Cross cultural counselling
Inner child & Shadow work
Sexual abuse and related issues
Domestic violence
Attachment and dissociation
Trauma
Counselling and ethics
Creative working
Group work
Cognitive behavioural interventions
Mediation and conflict resolution
Body image and self esteem

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation.

Initial Assessment @ £50.00 (up to 75 minutes)

Therapy session @ £50.00 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

Availability

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.

Further information


People take a risk as they begin counselling. It is possible to make changes which improve the quality of your life and relationships.

I currently offer and provide webcam counselling due to the Covid 19 situation. I usually work close to Huddersfield Town Centre which has easy access to and from motorways, major driving routes and very close to public transport systems.

Comments

" 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)

Railway Street
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I believe relationship building is essential in enabling a good working practice within supervision.

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Tracy Levy

Tracy Levy