Tracie ThurstonTracie Thurstan, PG Dip in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

About my therapy practice:

I offer therapy to Children, Young People and Adults.

My aim as a Psychological Therapist is to offer a confidential and safe relationship in a welcoming environment to help explore the issues that bring you or your child to counselling. This could include a whole range of challenges, such as, anxiety, trauma, depression, anger management problems, bereavement, parent’s divorce, exam pressure, social awkwardness, school phobia, adoption, low mood, childhood-related trauma’s and related problems, stress, relationship issues.

Therapy with children and young people involves using creative methods and play which supports children to make sense of their feelings, express them and talk about their experiences. In addition to creative methods and talking I utilise my creative movement and dance experience to offer body work and physical approaches to therapeutic work that are especially beneficial for anxiety, managing and experiencing emotions.

I work in an entirely individually tailored way, depending on the needs of each person, circumstances and situation. Following an initial assessment process either with the parent/s, child, adolescent, parts of or the whole family, I will be able to assess what may be helpful for you or your child.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have undergone many years of training, including my own personal process work, which is one of the pre-requisites for all therapists working at The Oxford Development Centre. I am a qualified with a PG Dip in Psycho-therapeutic Counselling, my training is integrative which means I integrate different theoretical models into my practice as a therapist. I specialise in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy; my training and experience includes therapy with adults and I am working towards Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy accreditation.

I have extensive experience in Parent Infant Therapy and other experience includes previously working within the NHS as a Psychological Therapist and as a School Counsellor.

“The mutative force in therapy is not intellectual insight, not interpretation, not catharsis, but is, instead, a deep authentic meeting between two people.”

-Irvin Yalom

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