Tracy Strang

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Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, ML10
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have been a counsellor for over 23 years. I was a client receiving counselling before I became a qualified counsellor. My experience of receiving counselling helped me so much that I wanted to enable others to overcome their difficulties. I understand from a personal point of view how difficult it is to speak to a stranger and admit you need help. I have had a range of clients who know what their problems are and have been able to find solutions. There are others who are unable to identify their problems but through therapy have gained new awareness which has allowed them to make changes.

What counselling has done for me is:

  • helped me to understand myself and why I am feeling the way I am feeling
  • to become aware of my way of being in this world
  • how my behaviour affects other people and how I can change that without comprising my own needs.

This has enabled me:

  • to communicate more effectively
    to value myself
  • increase my self-esteem and self confidence

What I offer

I offer face to face, Online and telephone counselling to individuals and couples from my therapy room in Strathaven. 


There is a free initial 20 minute consultation to see if we are suited to working together. Thereafter my fees for a 60 minute session are £55 for individual counselling and £80 for couples.


Please email me here or phone between 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday on 07849041157.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Counselling & Supervision achieved in 2001 and have a successful private practice. I have been both a practitioner and a manager in many agencies holding various counselling positions including:

  • Sexual Abuse & Rape Counsellor – Moving On Project 
  • Senior Bereavement Counsellor – Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
  • Drugs & Alcohol Rehab unit Counsellor – Rainbow House CrossReach
  • Hospice Family Mediator – children & adult bereavement groups -PPWH
  • Relationship Counsellor – Tom Allan Centre CrossReach
  • Perinatal Mood Disorder Manager – Bluebell CrossReach
  • Dementia Counsellor & group facilitator – Alzheimer Scotland

Throughout my career I have expanded my knowledge by undertaking many training programmes including:

  • Online and Telephone Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy level 1 & 2
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy Certificate Course
  • Working with Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Counselling & The Menopause
  • Play Therapy
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Arranged Marriages and Honour killings
  • Alcohol Specific Training
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Ante natal anxiety/depression for parents provided both on an individual and couple basis.


£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

There is a free initial 20 minute consultation to see if we are suited to working together. Thereafter my fees for a 60 minute session are £55 for individual counselling and £80 for couples.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Unfortunately my premises are not suitable for wheelchair access.

Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, ML10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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PVG Scheme

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