Tracy has been an Associate Counsellor at BDSIP since September 2020 and has experience of working in both primary and secondary settings. She has a Level 4 Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and, while she is naturally drawn to the person-centred approach, she is able to draw on a wide range of theories and approaches to suit the client’s needs.
Across her twenty-two years in education, Tracy has worked directly with students in Newham, Havering and Thurrock. She has managed and supported the 14-19 alternative provision programme in Newham and has worked in a pupil referral unit, supporting young people with SEMH, and sometimes significant challenges with self-regulation, to overcome their barriers. She believes that being a consistent emotionally available adult is of paramount importance, if we are to support young people successfully.
Tracy also has experience of working with adults in Newham who were experiencing domestic violence, supporting them feel more empowered, find the courage to end their relationships, and believe in themselves once more. A passionate counsellor, Tracy believes every child matters and has the right to be heard; she feels privileged to be able to work with schools to provide children with the space to honour this commitment.