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Tracey Murphy

MBACP Accredited Dip Counsellor/Psychotherapist

I am a Qualified Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling Psychotherapists).  I have over 12 years of Counselling experience and am employed as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also work  privately/independently as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

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I believe that no matter who you are or where you are from, we all need counselling at some time or another. Whether life is just too difficult to cope with at the moment or whether you have had a dramatic life changing experience that you finding hard to cope with.

Everyone is an individual and what helps one person does not necessarily mean that it will help another.

By talking and helping you explore issues and how you feel about them, will help you to get more clarity and come to your own conclusions.   I am offering you the support with confidentiality and by talking to a professional counsellor you can be assured that you will not be judged.  By exploring you, you can identify why you are as you are and you always have a choice to stay in the same playing ground or to accept and move to a new one.  I am here to support you with whatever your decision.  With professional help you will learn a deeper understanding about yourself, why you react to certain things and what the issue might or might not be.
It is not about changing the past but talking through and deciding if moving on is the right or wrong thing to do.  With this decision you are able to cope and move on whatever your decision.
I am a fully registered Accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I always adhere to their code and ethics.  I have helped lots of people explore many different issues of varying ages and am always enthusiastic and ready to help you to continue or start to explore and support you on your journey.
Before booking please note that I work the following times:
Westbourne:
Monday 09:30 - 14:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 14:30
Wednesday 09:30-14:30
Friday 09:30-14:30
Corfe Mullen:
Monday 15:30-18:00
Tuesday 15:30-18:00
Wednesday 15:30-18:00
Thursday 09:30-18:00
Friday 15:30-18:00
Saturday (1 Saturday a Month) 09:30-14:30
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Testimonials

2011

As an intensely private person and one who has never felt the need, or realised the help counselling can give, I have to say that when the need arose my first experience has been very, very positive. There is no doubt that this is due to the non-judgmental, positive and friendly way in which Tracey listened to me and guided me out of the darkness that had enveloped me. I have no hesitation in recommending Tracey to anyone looking for advice, guidance and the tools to help them put things in perspective and regain control of their life. Thanks for all your help Tracey.

WE

(Male)

I was not sure about Counselling or what it involved when I started looking for a Counsellor.  I really did not know what I was going to get out of it or what it involved.  I chose Tracey because unlike all of the other Counsellors who were advertising she did not say I can do this or I can do that but she just sounded genuine.  I am so glad I did.  She has supported me to change my life for the better.  I once only saw black clouds and negativity but she has helped me through one of the darkest times of my life and helped me to see the positive things in life again.  I can actually laugh again which upsets me to think that I had lost that for a while.  Thank you Tracey for your support.  I will be definitely coming back to you in the future if I feel that I ever need Counselling again.

TS

(Female)

2012

Tracey put me at ease from the first session that I had with her.  I was very 
nervous and although I wanted someone outside of friendship and family to talk 
to, I was still nervous.  We did several different things in my Counselling 
sessions as well as talking to make me look deeper into myself, my relationships 
and how I could change certain aspects of my life.  I have not changed all that 
I have wanted to because after exploring them a little deeper, with Tracey’s 
support I have found that I have not wanted to change all aspects but I have 
accepted them and learnt to move on.  I could not of wished for a more friendly, 
understanding, empathic Counsellor.

BS

(Female)

If you are looking for a Counsellor to help you through some tough times then 
STOP.  You have found her.  Thank you Tracey for all your help.

ML

(Male)

2013

'Thank you!' just does not seem a big enough expression of how we feel for all of the help and support you have given ........  She has gone from someone who couldn't speak through her tears to a young lady who is strong, confident in the person she is, with true focus of who she is and a realisation that she is a good kind person who people want to be friends with.  None of this would have happened without you and for this we are forever grateful.

SL & DL

(Mother and Father of a under 16 year old)

2014

I always knew I'd have Counselling at some point in my life, I just didn't know when the right time would be.  When I had my first session with Tracey I didn't know what to expect, in fact I was quite nervous.  Straight after my first session I knew Tracey would be able to help me move forward in my life and that she genuinely wanted to help and support me.  Tracey set me tasks to do that would benefit myself and although they touched some sad points in my life, I know I will carry on doing them to help me get through the future.  Before I had I had Counselling I never thought I'd come this far and feel as happy as I do now.  I feel like I'm entering a new chapter in my life and none of that would have been at all possible without Tracey's help.  I found out that for me their was a light at the end of the tunnel.  Counselling has been one of the best things I have ever done. 

ML

(16 year old) 

Therapy, who needs it?  Well I didn't think that I did.  We all get stressed and anxious don't we?  I  couldn't.  I was unable to cope with everyday decisions, everything seemed to be getting on top of me.  I was angry, moody and  irritable (mostly to those whom I love the most, my wife and my children.)  I had to take a good look at myself and with the help and support of Tracey, I was able to work through it.  The coping strategies that I was taught I found immensely helpful and will use them in my everyday life.  I have found that I can deal with things a lot better after the help that I have had.  I am more grateful for the things that I have and the people that I love.  The therapy that I have received has enabled me to get back to enjoying work, deal with problems and solve them and move on.  I did feel alone and that there was no way out of the black hole that I was in.  However. with professional help and help from family and friends you can and will cope.  So my message is seek help, surround yourself with people you love and trust and you will come out of the other side.  

MB

(Male)

A year ago I was in a very dark place.  I felt that I had no one to turn to.  But then I met Tracey.  She helped me in so many different ways - even little things that you would not think would make a difference, in what you felt was a massive situation, but made such a great impact.  There is times for you to sit and pour your heart out or times to sit and reflect but either way, Tracey is helping you to take a step to a better future.  I cannot begin to imagine how many people like me that Tracey has helped, but I do know that if I hadn't met her that my life would be very different than it is today. 

EB

(Female aged 15)

2015

When I first came to see Tracey, I had lost myself.  Everything made me me was gone.  I had no confidence and it had got to the point where I thought will it ever get better? but then I met Tracey.  She helped me to see the light at the end of the tunnel and showed me that I could be me again.  After coming here week after week, after crying a lot, complaining, sulking and ranting, I have been able to build myself back up again.  My confidence is a lot higher and I no longer look at myself in the mirror and see something disgusting.  I now don't thing nasty things about myself because I have been able to gain control back of my life and its all thanks to Tracey and for that I will be forever grateful.  She has helped me to dig myself out of the black hole of depression.  I have been shown how to look at my life in positive ways and if someone had told me that I would feel like this weeks after my therapy I would of laughed in their faces.  I truly feel different and I have not felt this happy in forever.  Thank you so much Tracey xoxox 

MS

(female 17yrs old)
Hi Tracey
I have been asked to give a written account of the changes in our daughter since she has been seeing you.  Firstly I would like to say Thank you for giving me my daughter back. For me personally, my relationship with her has been on the rocks for the last couple of years to the point that we virtually had no contact.  Even to drive her to school was becoming difficult and uncomfortable for me.  She seemed angry and grumpy all the time.  Now however she is back!!! She now sits and chats, watches TV and eats with us.  We have our loving and caring daughter back.
(Father of 17 Yr old female)

2017

When I first started counselling I felt alone and helpless and I was upset more days than I was happy.  I was worried about everything and couldn't go an hour without worrying about something even if it was never going to happen or if it was a very small thing.  I've learnt that I'm not alone and helpless and that I'm stronger than I thought.  I have learnt to deal with my Anxiety and emotions and not let them get me down.  I feel I can now do things that I couldn't before and have days/weeks without worrying/getting depressed.  I've learnt to plan things and only worry when something is happening and now I know how to deal with them.  I now feel more like I did before my Anxiety started  and it makes me feel hopeful that things will only continue to get better.

BB

(Female aged 24)

2018

When I first came to counselling I was always constantly anxious and fearing the worst about life in general.  The major source of these feelings at this time was going onto a ship which before counselling I never thought that I would ever be able to overcome.  Through the counselling sessions I have had with Tracey talking through and teaching me how to re direct and change my thoughts through CBT, I have finally been able to achieve what I set out to do and conquer my phobia and get on a ship which has become a really positive personal achievement for me.   Going forward it has given me the confidence and realisation that something bad is not always going to happen and if I logically think about the situation a positive outcome can be achieved.  I will now whenever needed be able to go onto a ship without hesitation.  

(Female)

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