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MBACP (Accred) - Chesham Counselling

About me

A warm welcome to my profile. I hope you find it helpful. My name is Tracy and I have over nine years of counselling experience, a degree in counselling and am an accredited member of the BACP.

How can counselling help?

When difficult or challenging situations in life arise, I generally find two heads are better than one. When life gets hard no one should feel alone to cope with painful issues. I am passionate about walking alongside others on their journey towards healing and wholeness.

Counselling is an ongoing process which gives you the space to increase your understanding of yourself, and yourself in relation to others. It gives you time for self-reflection as well as promoting personal growth and can help you uncover new insights which can be empowering. It is also for anyone who wants to explore meaning, values, spiritual issues and issues surrounding identity. I believe every person has infinite worth and value as well as the potential to grow, develop and find their own healing.

The hardest part can be taking that first step but more often than not I find once people have reached out for help they are pleased they did and value the contribution a connection can make with somebody they trust and feel safe with.

Seeking counselling is not a sign of weakness but is a sign of strength. The path towards personal growth can be a rocky one, but it is worth travelling. It takes courage to do this work and I have nothing but admiration for those who embark on this process.

Counselling Approach

I am an integrative practitioner which means I can be flexible in my methods as we work together to collaboratively tailor the counselling sessions according to your preferred way of working. My integrative approach draws from theories and techniques from Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Theory, Attachment Theory, Psycho-education and Internal Family Systems Therapy.

Tailoring skills and insights from these various professional theories can make a powerful contribution to helping untangle your thoughts and feelings. You will also find compassion is at the heart of my counselling sessions. As well as being integrative, my approach is also holistic and relational. It is holistic because aspects pertaining to the whole person including the spiritual is recognised. Being a relational counsellor, I do not underestimate the powerful resource that the relationship which we will co-create will make to affect the change you so desire.

Individuals are unique and complex and experience has taught me to be aware of the tremendous resources people have within themselves to overcome adversity. I have had the privilege of experiencing first hand how qualities of empathy, acceptance, understanding and compassion together with relevant techniques have brought positive changes to people's lives and this is the hope I hold for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I run my own private practice ( and I also work in the voluntary sector for CRUSE, which is a bereavement support service.

I am an accredited member of the largest professional body of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework of good practice. I have monthly high quality supervision and maintain continuing professional development (CPD) in accordance with the BACP guidelines to ensure accountability, personal growth as a practitioner and high standards of good practice.

I have a first class degree in Counselling from Waverley Abbey College (validated by Roehampton University) and also have a B.Ed (Hons) degree in Education and Theology (validated by Leeds University) as I previously worked as a teacher.

I am a church speaker, have an active Christian faith and am happy to work with people with or without a spiritual orientation.

Recent CPD Undertaken

  • Making Trauma Therapy Safer, 2019
  • Concepts of Bereavement, 2020
  • Suicide and Self Harm, 2020
  • Working with Shame, 2020
  • Working with Complex Grief, 2021
  • Healing Early Attachment Wounds, 2021
  • Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma, 2021
  • Self Care and Balance in the Time of COVID, 2021
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (Compassion in Therapy Summit), 2021
  • Bereavement Awareness Skills and Models, 2021
  • Healing the Fragmented Self: Trauma Work, 2021.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

I offer an initial meeting free of charge. All subsequent sessions are £45 payable by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

When I work

In person Mondays - Fridays 10:30am -3pm

I also offer online sessions over Zoom by appointment daytimes and evenings.

Unit 11, Chess Business Park, Moor Road, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1SD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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