“Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.”

“Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.”

Let me help you on your path to your chosen destination.

Tracy Reynolds - Counsellor

Hi, I’m Tracy, a person-centred Counsellor with over 20 years of experience.

I work with an integrated approach, which means I am trained in and use several different counselling approaches within my work to help you to reach your goals. These include…

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Coach Therapy
  • Solution-Focussed Therapy

These approaches may support you to develop better coping strategies and help you to understand why you feel the way you do and recognize ways to change.

I will work with you to help you identify ways to sustain and strengthen any positive thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

I am a warm, caring person and my approach is genuine and non-judgemental. I will listen to you and aim to understand you at the deepest level while trying to see your world as you see it yourself.

I’m based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CONTACT ME?

When you contact me for an appointment or with an enquiry, I will aim to respond to you within 24 hours of me receiving your message.

I will then offer you a 15-minute brief telephone call if you require this. We may go on to arrange your first appointment. You will be agreeing to one session only and any further sessions will be agreed upon jointly.

I work face-to-face, online using video calls on Skype, WhatsApp or other platforms and over the telephone if requested.

I work with adults with no age limit and adolescents aged 11 years and up. Young people often value being able to talk through their feelings in private and come to a better understanding of their inner world.

WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR FIRST SESSION?

At your first appointment, I will explain to you what my service can offer you in terms of confidentiality, and we will make an informal agreement based on our therapeutic connection (did it feel right for both of us).

We will agree to the times, frequency and location of the sessions and commit to respecting our work together. We will review your progress together throughout the sessions and this will help you to determine your improvements, set goals and plan for an ending.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IN MY SESSIONS?

In our first session, you may feel nervous and unsure. I will work to help you to understand that this is a part of the process and often the feelings settle down quickly. Towards the end of the first session, we will talk about any further sessions and if we want to continue to work together.

When you choose to work with me, I will offer you the time to talk through your thoughts and feelings at your own pace in a non-judgemental manner. We will work together with the aim of building a trusted confidential working relationship. It is within this relationship that you can feel free to work through the areas of your life that may feel unsettling or that you want to change.

I do some drawing in the session to illustrate your story, some of the ways this can benefit you are listed below:

  • It helps you to tell and recall your story in full.
  • Recording your story prevents you from having to repeat your information.
  • Hearing your own story helps you to understand yourself more.
  • It also helps you to identify any contributing factors (Triggers, Pattens and Behaviours).
  • You can then recognise why you feel the way you do and the areas you might want to change.

I use several theoretical models in my work, these are concepts that provide a framework to explain and help you to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Each therapeutic approach has its own set of tools and working in an integrated way allows me to access these approaches and work creatively to find what works best for you.

My Experience

I am experienced in many areas these include anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, trauma, OCD and many other areas not listed.

I have gained my experience while working in GP surgeries, the community mental health team and for the local authorities.

I have worked in schools and youth services and in private practice. Throughout my experience, I have taken every opportunity to train and develop to become who I am. I am confident and creative in my work and have the desire to work with you to help you to understand yourself.

Based in Rotherham S60

My Qualifications

BACP Registered MemberI qualified as a Counsellor in 2002 with an advanced diploma in Person-Centred Counselling. Further to this, I studied Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and qualified in 2013 with a BA (Hons).

I have a Foundation Certificate in Clinical Supervision Mastery and a Clinical Supervision Certificate. I also have a Foundation Certificate in Coaching and I am a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (RMBACP).

I am fully insured with Towergate insurance and my counselling practice is monitored monthly through ongoing supervision.

As a part of my continued professional development, I have continued to cover training in many areas not listed, they have allowed me to develop and be confident and have an extensive specialist area.