Tracey Worrall is a Neurodivergent Counsellor and works with neurodivergent clients.
I work with the ages from 6 years old with no upper age limit, although a lot of my work is with young people, adolescents and young adults.
I have a particular interest in trauma and anxiety.
My practice is also LGBTQ+ affirmative.
I am a compassionate Integrative, Person Centred Counsellor.
I have a particular interest in Trauma, Anxiety and Creative Therapies.
I have had personal experiences of trauma and anxiety at different times, and I understand the value and importance of counselling therapies on recovery.
I have used my personal experiences to inform my practice.
I have professional experience working with people across the lifespan.
I have worked with preschool children and their families supporting and educating on physical, social and emotional development.
This would include behaviour management, healthy eating, safety, bonding and attachment and parental mental health.
This also included having a good working knowledge of safeguarding.
I have professional and personal experience working with children who have been removed from their birth families.
Some are short-term and return to their families. These children need to be made to feel safe and maintain their connections with family.
Some children are in long-term or permanent care.
I have had experience with children who have experienced severe abuse and neglect.
They have had many complex behaviours such as hypervigilance, stealing, destruction, self-harm, lying, manipulation, lack of boundaries, wetting, soiling and many other behaviours. These behaviours often stem from fear. They have had so many adverse childhood experiences that they experience toxic stress. They are in a constant state of fight or flight mode and they are unable to regulate their own emotions.
I have provided a safe, non-judgmental space for these children and I have always tried to show empathy-to see the world through their eyes. Creativity and playfulness have played a big part in helping these children build relationships and explore their own feelings. This is all done in the child’s own time. They have to feel safe, they have to feel connected and trust the person to who they are talking, and they have to be able to choose what they talk about and when.
I have worked with adults in many different capacities. I have worked with domestic violence, domestic abuse, emotional abuse, sexual trauma, bereavement and loss, relationships, anxiety, social anxiety, low self-esteem, childhood trauma,
I have also worked professionally with older adults as a public health nurse where I tailored my assessments and support around emotional and mental health as well as physical. I found that there was a big need for older adults to access support for their emotional health.
I found it an honour to listen to the stories and the challenges that they had overcome in their lives. This sometimes allowed them to talk about their emotional and mental health needs.
From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation.
I know that for some people this can feel difficult so I can also arrange sessions through email or messaging.
Some young people want to talk about their emotions. Some want to express themselves in different ways. This is the same as adults. I will still offer art and creative counselling, journaling and even sand tray therapy if they would like this.
Counselling can be a daunting prospect even for adults. I can appreciate that taking the first step can be scary and I will do my best to make the process as comfortable as possible.
As a person centered counsellor I offer talking therapy for adults. I also worked with clients using art and creativity.
Some adults find it difficult to express themselves with words.
Creative arts counselling can be very powerful and can help clients to process emotions in a different way to talking. Adults are also very welcome to use sand tray therapy as the training that I have completed is for adults as well as children.
When children are feeling anxious or depressed they can find it hard to verbalise their emotions and they may not know why they feel that way.
Emotions can be expressed in different ways. Children can become more withdrawn, become scared of being separated from a parent, complain of being ill or that things hurt in the body more often.
They may start being frightened of going to bed or going to school. They may feel overwhelmed by certain noises, certain smells, and certain textures.
Meltdowns may become more frequent and behaviours such as being destructive and stealing may appear.
When children find it hard to talk about what’s going on I will try to connect with them using different approaches.
Each child is an individual so I can offer counselling using play, sand tray therapy, creative art counselling and if your child likes to sing and dance – although I am not a trained singer or dancer I encourage this as a way for them to express and understand themselves.
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