Tracy O'Connell BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP
My name is Tracy O'Connell, I am an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist qualified to degree level. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, you can find me on their registered list my number is 085760. I abide by the code of ethics set out by the BACP, therefore I will adhere to professional boundaries when I work at all times.
I have a private practice within walking distance of Brentwood town centre, Crystal Serenity Counselling & Psychotherapy based at The Hermitage.
I have a number of years experience working with children and adults for an organisation funded via the NHS. Covering numerous issues, such as depression, PTSD, sexual abuse, bereavement, anxiety issues, relationship issues, gender issues, and lack of self-esteem, to name but a few. I am trustee of a nationwide stillbirth charity and have experience of helping both the mothers, fathers, and extended family through their grief, giving them a safe environment to explore their loss.
I offer a non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, in a confidential setting. I believe that every one of us has the potential to make changes in our lives. With the right environment, and trust built within the therapeutic relationship, I feel it allows my clients to gain the strength to explore their issues, and the beliefs they hold onto surrounding them. I am passionate about supporting each client on the road to self-discovery.
Taking the first steps to seeking counselling can appear quite daunting, & shows immense courage. It demonstrates tremendous strength, and determination to want to make positive changes in your life; enabling you to feel empowered to take back control of your life.
I am trained Integrative, therefore I can offer counselling in Humanistic, CBT, & Psychodynamic counselling, this means that I am able to offer a bespoke service to suit your individual needs/circumstances. I offer a warm, friendly, safe space for you to explore all your issues, working both in short & long-term counselling, tailoring therapy to your presenting issues.
I also conduct small workshops in Brentwood, covering issues such as low self-confidence/esteem, separate bereavement workshops for both adult loss & child loss, stress in the workplace & home. Please email me for further details if you're interested.
If you would like to make an appointment with me, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
Adv Dip Microsoft Office
ABC certificate in counselling skills level 2 & 3
Training in psychopathology (Mental Health)
Certificate of Proficiency
Registered member of the BACP (MBACP) number: 085760
Fully DBS checked
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
childhood sexual abuse
loss through medical negligence
I charge the following fees:
Individual counselling - £65 per session Mon-Fri.
Couple counselling - £120 per session.
Family sessions - £130 per session
I offer concessions for OAP's, students, and unemployed, Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm only.
EAP prices available upon request.
I counsel all issues, however my special interests are couple counselling, as well as bereft parents, especially parents who have suffered a stillbirth or loss of a young child. I also work with many adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
I operate a cancellation policy, if you need to cancel before 48hrs there will be no charge, if however you cancel within less than 48hrs, the full fee will be charged.
There is a small car park at the rear of Brentwood theatre, the spaces are limited; but free.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I'll be only too happy to reply.