Tracy Keating

Tracy Keating


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07814710024

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Therapist - London

London N7
07814710024
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

Currently I am offering online sessions (Zoom) on Mondays and Fridays, daytime and evening.

I am expecting to return to face to face sessions in June.  


About me and my therapy practice

Searching for the right counsellor can feel confusing and overwhelming. The comparison to online dating is difficult to ignore!  Having been in practice since 2004 I am used to guiding someone through the initial first steps of counselling, and helping them to explore and address their worries and concerns.


I have a lot of experience of helping people through difficult times in their lives. These difficulties might have a range of causes including: depression, a bereavement, experience of sexual abuse, domestic violence, abortion, fertility problems, low self-confidence, stress, divorce, difficulty in asserting oneself, relationship problems etc.

Some people talk about problems they are experiencing in the present, and some people bring painful experiences or events from the past. Often people can feel distressed due to issues in their relationships, whether with family members, partners, friends or colleagues. Sometimes someone has been feeling low for a long time, and is not sure why. Someone’s confidence might have taken a knock due to a setback, or they might be suffering from a loss of some kind.

When someone is able to express how they feel in counselling, and gain insight into their difficulties, we can work together to find ways to address these issues, and to move forward.


Practice description

I offer a warm non-judgemental space where someone can explore and express what’s troubling them. I try to help the person to find a deeper understanding of their difficulty, and I work with them to find ways of coping, and to make positive changes in their lives.

I generally work within the Person Centred approach (more information below). However certain counselling styles suit some people more than others, so I draw from a range of approaches to provide the right kind of support for whomever I am working with at the time.

The counsellor in the Person Centred approach aims to provide an environment in which the person feels deeply accepted as they are. This can help them to experience and accept more of who they are as a person, and reconnect with their own values and sense of self-worth. This reconnection with their inner resources helps them to find a way to move forward.

Qualifications & Experience

I hold an MA (2009) and PGDip (2004) in Counselling & Psychotherapy from University of East London.

I also have a Certificate in Clinical Supervision (2012) from Metanoia.

I am Accredited and Registered with the BACP

I have worked in a range of settings including Primary Care; Secondary Education; Sexual Health; the Charity Sector; and Higher Education. I am currently Head of Student Wellbeing at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).


My first session

When I am starting to work with someone new, I usually suggest that we meet for an initial session so that they can get a sense of me and how I work. 

I will explain the boundaries of confidentiality and ask what has brought them to counselling.  I will take care not to go too deeply into the person's concern in the first session, so that they can get a clear sense of how they feel in conversation with me.

I advise the person to take some time after the first session to consider whether they feel we might be a good match.  If someone decides not to come back, I don't ask them to give any explanation, I just understand that they might have been looking for someone / something else.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work

Supervisor - London

London N7
07814710024
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am currently offering supervision sessions online on Mondays and Fridays during the day.

I offer a concessionary rate to trainees, please enquire for details.

About me and my therapy practice

As a Person Centred counsellor and supervisor I bring myself to the supervisory relationship in an authentic way.  I try to hold back from appearing 'expert' and am interested in the supervisee's experience of their client and the relationship they are developing with their client.

My focus is on empowering the supervisee in their therapeutic practice and strengthening their connection to their values and inner experiencing.

Qualifications: Certificate in Person Centred Supervision, Metanoia Institute 2012; MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of East London 2009; Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of East London 2004.

Counselling background: Extensive clinical experience in a variety of settings including Primary Care, education, and the voluntary sector. I have worked with a wide range of client groups including young people, vulnerable adults with mental health issues and safeguarding needs, survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, refugees and asylum seekers. I am Head of Student Wellbeing at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

Practice description

  • To provide a space for the supervisee to reflect at depth on their work with clients, and to bring their struggles and breakthroughs.
  • To give the supervisee the opportunity to reflect on their development as a therapist.
  • To consider ethical and professional issues in counselling.
  • To enable the supervisee to manage challenging or traumatic material and develop resilience.
  • To address possible issues around safeguarding clients.
  • To think about the application of theory to practice.
  • To reflect on the ‘here and now’ relationship between supervisor and supervisee



My first session

To spend time considering together what the supervisee is hoping to get from supervision, and to agree a working contract. 

To consider the application of the BACP's Ethical Framework to the supervisory relationship and to how responsibilities for clients are allocated between the supervisor, supervisee and any others with responsibilities for clients, for example service managers.

To explore expectations and concerns.


Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Telephone counselling