Mrs Tracy Paine
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS16-03425
I am an integrative therapeutic counsellor based in the Letchworth/Baldock area of Hertfordshire. My career prior to starting in counselling was as a nurse in the NHS and then as a trainer in health and social care. I have therefore always been drawn to professions where people are at the centre. I strongly believe this helps my work now as a counsellor, as I am used to working in partnership with others, to manage life's stresses and challenges and move forward in life. I believe that we can find the answers within us, but that at times it can be difficult to do this alone. This is where counselling can be of use, as this is a space where you can feel supported unconditionally by me and where I can support your self-discovery.
Counselling with me is a partnership, where you are in charge. My role is to support and facilitate you. Depending on the issue you are bringing to counselling and where you feel you are in life and within yourself. This will determine how much or how little you need from me in the sessions. Sometimes it may feel like you are unable to see things clearly, so I can help to reflect issues and bring them into clearer focus. Other times it may be you are very clear on the problem or issue and know what you want to do; but need support to weigh up the pros and the cons with an independent person; who doesn't have a vested interest in the decision you reach. Wherever you are, being trained in an integrative way means I can look to match where you are and move along with your individual needs.
I have a particular interest in working with bereavement and loss and have undertaken additional training with Cruse Bereavement Care.
I also feel a particular area of strength for me that I can offer you, is around managing change, in particular change due to changes in health, but also changes in relationships. These changes can be difficult to cope with and adjust to and I do believe counselling can be helpful for addressing some of the challenges this brings.
Being a member of the National Counselling Society provides reassurance that I will work ethically and if ever a client felt I wasn't; this body provides a place where clients can raise a concern. This therefore is a safeguard for all clients. I am also an individual member of the BACP.
- Qualifications & ExperienceProfessional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (Prof.Dip Psy C.) / AIM Awards L5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Practice.
Cruse Bereavement Care Foundation Course.
OCST Diploma in Online Counselling.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Divorce & Separation
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy related issues
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Emotional issues
- Self esteem
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / m.e.
- Immune system support
- Languages Spoken