Hello and welcome…
I’m Tracy Pinder and I’m a professional and experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor. I work with clients from all walks of life and am experienced in a wide range of issues.
As a caring, genuine and dependable counsellor I treat all of my clients with respect. I
support people in crisis or in major life changes on a short and long-term basis. My
strengths as a counsellor lie in my ability to:
• connect with people
• support people in addressing their problems in new ways
In addition, I find that I can relate to my client’s needs easily and we quickly build up a rapport - by my very nature I’m a people person.
On a personal level, I have also experienced my own physical and emotional difficulties.
I’ve also had to face adversity and this has made me robust and resilient. These challenges have also given me a great deal of life experience, problem-solving abilities, advocacy skills and practical expertise.
I have also experienced counselling as a client.
Therapists need to have a long experience in personal therapy to see what it's like to be on the other side of the couch and see what they find helpful or not helpful. (Irvin D Yalom)
It was because of my interest in people, my own self-development and my own relationships that I was drawn to counselling.
Qualifications, Experience & Training
BACP Accredited Counsellor 2008
Registered member of the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (UKRCP)
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2005
Certificate in Working with Survivors of Abuse 2006
My counselling experience spans several years and during this time I’ve worked at HMP
Send Women’s Prison and Kingston Women’s Centre.
I also have extensive experience of working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse as a
volunteer counsellor at RASASC (Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre) over 7 years.
Continued Professional Development (CPD)
As an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counsellors and
Psychotherapists), I am committed to continuing professional development.
I regularly attend workshops to keep up-to-date with practices and the latest
I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework and am bound by their Code of
I also have Professional Indemnity Insurance.