Providing a professional counselling service
Perhaps you're visiting my website wondering if talking to someone might help? You may be experiencing personal difficulties which are making it hard to stay positive and cope with everyday life. Whatever brings you here today, welcome.
Counselling may be able to help with a wide range of issues including stress, depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss, relationship problems, low self-esteem, loneliness, illness and many more.
Not all types of issues can be resolved through counselling and I will advise you if some other form of support might be more suitable for you.
Where I consider counselling would not be the most suitable means of support, I will make every effort to assist you in a referral to a suitable alternative source of support.
My name is Tracy. I work in private practice offering face to face counselling and online counselling. I have worked with adult clients up to and beyond retirement. I am committed to offering a service which is welcoming to all backgrounds in a supportive and non-discriminatory manner.
I qualified as a Counsellor in November 2015 and volunteered at Listening Post, a counselling agency in Gloucestershire from 2014 to 2019. I am an Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society and work in accordance with their Code of Ethical Practice. I hold professional liability insurance.
I trained in person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapies and I integrate these theoretical models in my counselling practice.
If you would like the opportunity to discuss how I might be able to support you please get in touch for an informal telephone conversation. My contact details are available below.
Face-to-face counselling sessions take place at Cassin Drive, Cheltenham, GL51 7SU and Albany Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6PG (Saturdays only).
Online Counselling is available at a mutually agreed time. See 'What is Online Counselling?' below.
My fees are £45 per 50-minute appointment. Concessions are available for Student Counsellors.
Online counselling therapy is a way for you to engage in counselling using internet technology and gives you the opportunity to choose the time, location and pace of your counselling to suit your needs.
I offer ‘live’ online counselling appointments using a free video communications software which is called Zoom. If you would like to use this approach, I would provide you with a hyperlink to download the free software, which is encrypted. We would agree an ‘appointment time’. This is the time when we would meet on Zoom. This could be weekly or more frequently if you request this.
If you are interested in finding out more please get in touch and I will send you a detailed information sheet.
Person-Centred Therapy was founded by Carl Rogers.
Rogers believed we all have within ourselves vast resources for development which when tapped into can enable us to reach our full potential.
He also believed a counsellor who can provide their clients with warmth, acceptance, and understanding, and be genuine, will create an environment which supports that development.
Cognitive Behavourial Therapy in its present form began in the 1950s and was developed by George Kelly (Behaviour Therapy) and Aaron Beck (Cognitive Therapy) through research-based practice.
CBT is based on the cognitive model; the way we perceive situations influences how we feel emotionally. It is not a situation which directly affects how we feel emotionally, but rather, our thoughts in that situation. When we are in distress, we often do not think clearly and our thoughts can become unhelpful.
CBT proposes by working collaboratively a counsellor can help clients recognise any unhelpful thinking patterns and can encourage new ways of thinking.
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, 2020
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 2013-2015
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, 2011
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2011
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