About Me

When choosing a therapist it is important to choose someone you feel you can work well with and trust. It’s important to have that connection.  Read more about me and my path to becoming a therapist.


My Journey – all about me and therapy

I found myself led towards being a therapist as a result of experiencing a really rough time of my own and then my own experiences of therapy. I had encountered some incredible therapists and also, unfortunately, had some disappointing therapeutic experiences. I really felt that this was a field that I could go into, and use my experiences to inform my work and make me a better therapist in the process.


I was initially drawn to being a counsellor, and I still feel this is who I naturally am.  Along my journey to becoming a counsellor, I stumbled on Hypnotherapy, BWRT and EFT much more by accident, than design, and found different ways of working incredible and fascinating.  I find myself now, as a therapist, doing something I never imagined doing, but absolutely loving it.  I now work as a therapist (as a member of various professional bodies, insured, supervised and DBS checked) working in Ipswich, Suffolk, since June 2014.

Alongside my private practice in Ipswich, I also have a contract with a local organisation, offering therapy to individuals who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence. Additionally, I also assist on trauma trainings for Babette Rothschild, where I continually learn. 

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Alongside my professional skills and competence, I have a very real approach when working with a client because I have a deep understanding of the fears and worries that a client may have.  I also have the skills and knowledge to help you navigate through that and achieve whatever it is that you want to achieve and the inherent belief in people and the ability for healing, growth and change.  An incredibly important part of my practice and who I am as a human, is to ensure that I provide a space that is inclusive and accepting for anyone who wants to be able to see me for therapy.

My current qualifications are:

Master of Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Diploma in Traumatology and PTSD
Certificate in Somatic Trauma Therapy
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® – Level One (General Psychopathology)
BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® – Level Two (Psychology of Identity and Behaviour)
BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® – Level Three (Psychophysiology)
Advanced International Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Diploma in Coaching
Applied Emotional Freedom Technique- Levels One and Two
WSN+ Counselling and Coaching- Levels One and Two

I am also starting a Doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling in January 2024 to further deepen my knowledge and the quality of the therapy I offer.

Additional CPD:
Menopause and Perimenopause
Anti-Racism Awareness
ASIST Training
MAGIC! Mini Coaching Course
Personality Disorder Awareness
Transactional Analysis
Serious Work for Serious Issues
Relationship Repair
BroadBand for the Brain
IBS: Two Session Fix
Emotional Needs and Resources
BWRT®- Smoking Cessation
Advanced HypnoAnalysis and Regression Training
Pain Management
Trauma; A Challenge of Our Time
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (Adults)
Introduction to Safeguarding (Children)

I am a member of the following organisations:
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered Member)
National Counselling Society (Accredited Member)
Institute of BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (Accredited Member)
National Hypnotherapy Society (Professional Member)

Prior to all of that, I achieved a BSc (Honours) in Mathematics, Technology and ICT with Education Studies, and have worked in schools and the community with vulnerable adults and children. With inclusion being something I am incredibly passionate about, I also created and ran the Trans and Non binary Inclusion Strategy in a previous workplace.

I now consider myself to be incredibly fortunate to be thriving in a field that I thought would only ever be a dream and I genuinely love what I do.

I look forward to working with you,


Tracy Hutchings (they/she)