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My name is Tracy Lowe. I have been working as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer
for over 20 years.
The first leg of my training was integrative which drew mainly on psychodynamic principles
in which the counsellor uses a wealth of knowledge and strategies to help the client
find their way. In the mid 90’s as I completed my qualification as an integrative counsellor I discovered the work of Carl Rogers, the founder of the Person Centred
Approach to Counselling. His work spoke to me and I realised that I believed with
a passion in the resilience, resources and potential of each living being rather
than my own expertise as a therapist to know the way for others. I discovered
the importance of the quality of the relationship between counsellor and counsellee
and the kind of environment that is necessary for another to find their own way
And so began
the next phase of my training and development. I explored Person Centred theory
in depth, and accessed much Person Centred training to help me develop and gain personal awareness. This
increased my ability to be ‘alongside’ another offering deep and accurate empathy
and an unwavering belief in the client’s worth and ability to find their own way
given the right conditions to do so.
I now came
to believe that what helps is not the direction of the counsellor, but the counsellors
willingness and ability to provide an environment that has no threat or judgement,
is accepting and deeply respecting of another’s way of being and that strives to
understand all that that person is and brings, that they might understand themselves.
I trust wholeheartedly that for each of us ‘the wisdom is
within’. As a dyed in the wool Person Centred Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer I believe that
the environment offered is a crucial factor in individuals’ readiness and ability
to immerse themselves in their therapeutic journey. I have faith in the power of
the therapeutic alliance and the quality of that relationship. I believe that the
consistent and reliable presence of empathy, acceptance and congruence in the therapist
facilitates the individual’s own inherent drive towards reaching their full potential.
I work as a private counsellor with individuals, couples and families and also undertake
freelance work for a number of commercial and charitable organisations.
I offer supervision to both experienced and newly qualified counsellors as well
as providing supervision to groups again both privately and within the organisational
A year ago I relinquished my post at an FE college after
10 years facilitating on,
and for a time leading, the Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
on a BACP accredited course. This move does not reflect my love for working with
groups but my decision to leave the organisational setting. I continue to train
and facilitate short courses independently and for a number of private organisations.
My practice is based in Blackburn with easy access from the motorway network and
from the town centre with convienient parking. I am on a main bus route and two
minutes walk away from the local train station.