Tracy Dunning

Tracy Dunning

Counsellor in Bishop Auckland, County Durham

We seek counselling for many different reason, our lives and experiences are unique to us and finding the right counsellor to explore our thoughts and feelings is a daunting experience alone so well done for taking the first step to finding the support you are looking for and welcome to my profile.

I can offer you a safe, comfortable non-judgemental space where you can simply be you. I offer 1-1 counselling sessions with the aim of helping you recognise and work towards resolving or coping with the issues you bring to sessions.
I use a client-led, integrative approach, this means that you, the client, are in control of your sessions, using various tools and techniques from a combination of approaches, together we can find a way for you to not only exist but to live.

My service involves supporting clients over long or short term periods, aiming to express impartial, non-judgemental thoughts, assisting and encouraging you to talk openly about your feelings and emotions, working respectfully with the aim of working effectively and in collaboration with you.

Many personal life experiences led me to support others and train to be a counsellor. I have experienced mental and physical abuse, health issues (including diagnosis, acceptance and management), divorce, loss & bereavement, LGBT+ family issues, step-family issues and many others from child, young person and adult perspectives.

Background & Qualifications

I studied at University of Sunderland and gained B.A. (hons) in Counselling. For placement hours I worked at Butterwick Hospice Care and Place2Be in a local primary school.
I have worked with Sunderland Epilepsy Support Group, Making Connections (a neurological conditions support group), Bereaved Parents support group and Darlington Unity (an LGBT+ support group) before setting up private practice.
I have worked within therapeutic settings as well as schools and on occasion, provided home visits

My Specialisms

Working with adults, young people and children I have special interests of loss & bereavement, end of life, anxiety issues and LGBT however, my main interest is of supporting clients, helping them understand, accept, resolve or live with the issues they bring to therapy.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I am qualified as an Integrative Counsellor with CBT as my core model, I work collaboratively with my clients and the sessions are client-led which means my clients always have control of their sessions and how they will be. Whether they want to talk, use tools and techniques or play within therapy sessions, they always make the decision.
Within the safety of the therapy room they can be as loud/quiet/silly/grumpy as they wish without fear of judgement.

My therapy room is based in Bishop Auckland however, I can also work within Darlington and Sunderland at an extra cost to cover travel.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person £40 per 50 minutes
Counselling Online/Telephone £40 per 50 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Student Counsellors are offered sessions for £20 with proof of studies.