I describe myself as an Integrative Therapist using a variety of therapeutic models. These include Humanistic Person Centred Approach, Psychodynamic and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. In addition to these, I also draw from Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness, and Psycho Educational techniques. Psycho Educational techniques provide information and support to better understand how and why we may face difficulties and how these may impact on us. As a result of this, we are empowered to use our own inner resources to achieve well-being. Often when we understand, anxiety and fear are diminished.
My belief is that a bespoke approach for each therapeutic relationship is essential and enriches the therapeutic journey. An awareness to the evolving needs of clients at different stages of the journey underpins my work further.
I am a member of BACP and I am fully insured for public liability as well as professional indemnity. As part of my ethical approach, I adhere to regular clinical supervision as recommended by BACP to enhance my clinical practice. In addition to this, I am constantly updating my knowledge through Continuing Professional Development courses as a commitment to my work and to my clients.
I am passionate about my role as a Counsellor and believe my experience of working in a client focused role over the last 30 years has strengthened my ability to form strong therapeutic relationships.
I feel I am an instinctive and gentle therapist and create a healing and safe space for you to explore your feelings and thoughts in a timely manner.
I have experience of working in an educational setting with people with special educational needs.
Currently and in addition to my private practice, I have two counselling roles:
- Working with adult survivors of historic abuse and trauma; alongside this I have worked with addictions and self harming behaviours offering specialist counselling;
- Coordinating the Counselling Service for post and perinatal counselling to mothers and families affected by post natal illness. Alongside this I have worked with complex trauma and various other health professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Previously, I worked with Macmillan Cancer Rehabilitation and Support Services to empower clients living with cancer. This included setting up a support group for clients living with cancer.
My work has been recognised by Bristol Community Health and in 2016 I received a BOSCA for Outstanding Moments of Clinical Care. I was also nominated in 2017 for a BOSCA award for inspiring others.
For more information please visit my website www.clifton-counselling.co.uk/
Availability & Fees
Mondays: 6:00pm – 9.00pm. Other appointment times are available – please contact Tracy direct to arrange
Initial face to face consultation – £35
Daytime sessions – £50
Evening sessions (5pm – 8pm) – £60
Bespoke training, group support and resilience by quotation
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – SGS College, (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) June 2018
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies – SGS College, (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) September 2016
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills – skills acquisition and practice, working with grief and loss June 2016
- Coventry University, Hope Programme – Accredited tutor for the Hope for Cancer Survivors’ course June 2016
- Network Counselling and Training – The benefits of Anger in Counselling led by Karl Gregory June 2017
- IHV institute of Health visiting – IHV Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Awareness November 2017
- Networking Counselling and Training – Understanding Eating Disorders led by Helena Wilkinson January 2018
- LGBTQ – Bristol Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender training led by Sarah Louise Minter April 2018
- TA 101 Transactional Analysis introduction to – Iron Mill College Educational training in Mental Health and Wellbeing September 2018
- BPA (Bristol Psychological Society) – Exploring the space between stimulus and response, led by Caroline Chalk February 2018
- Personally Disorders, workshop Bluebell Care led by Dr Vaneeta Sadhnani, Clinical Psychologist, Bristol Specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health Team October 2018.
- BPA (Bristol Psychological Society) Value of not knowing in the Helping Professions, led by Angelica MacArthur-Kline) November 2018
- BPA (Bristol Psychological Society) Umbilical Dynamics, Relationships begins in the womb led by Matthew Appleton February 2019