Step By Step Counselling & Therapies Carlisle, North Cumbria

Counselling in CARLISLE, PENRITH, and surrounding areas.

A chance to sit down, and talk through the things that are important to you.

Does life feel like its getting on top of you?
Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out?
... to explore your thoughts and feelings
... to get back on a front foot again

Hello my name is Tracy, and I am a counsellor based within the beautiful Eden Valley in Cumbria, close to the towns of Carlisle and Penrith.
My counselling practice, is easily accessible from the A6 and M6, and as such within easy reach of Carlisle, Penrith, and Brampton. I am also a few minutes away from Armathwaite train station, which has direct links to Carlisle.

Having had counselling myself, I appreciate the importance of having a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, where it is possible to share matters that are important to you, with someone who will listen. Alongside my Counselling Practice I have worked with children, and young people in various settings, including schools. Working with children and young people has given me an understanding of the importance, of having solid foundations in life. Sometimes life can land us a few knocks, and send us challenges. I believe that counselling can offer support during those times, and help strengthen our personal foundations. Everyone's counselling experience is unique to the individual person, as such I encourage potential clients, to come for an initial session, to see if I am the right counsellor for them. After that you can decide if you would like to commit to further sessions with me.

I have an interest in how childhood can effect us as adults, for example, Stress/Anxiety, M.E/CFS/Thyroid Problems. For some time I have become interested in peoples relationships with food especially how sugar, can affect our physical, and emotional well being. My experience and interest in the effect sugar can have on a person has led me to run successful Practically Sugar Free Workshops. Following the success of these workshops and my increased interest in food/eating and the effect it has on a person I am undertaking an Eating Psychology Coach Course. Part of my counselling work has been as a counsellor within a University Counselling Service, for the YMCA. and a Community Counselling Service. I have a Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB), and a BA Hons in Youth and Community Studies.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors, and Psychotherapists), and work within their ethical framework. I am also fully ensured, and DBS checked. As a counsellor I work with individuals either on a long term or short term period. The aim of the counselling sessions, is to enable each individual the chance to enhance their life, and feel able to move forward in relationships and cope with life situations when they arise.

As a counsellor I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :

  • Change
  • Relationships
  • Self Harm
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Childhood Issues/School issues
  • Depression
  • Stress

    As well as being within easy reach of Carlisle and Penrith in North Cumbria. Towns such as Hexham, Haltwhistle in Northumberland and neighbouring areas of Southern Scotland like Gretna and Annan are also within easy access of my Counselling Practice.

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