Tracy Hayward, Psychotherapist, Dip.Couns, MBACP, FRTC, Therapeutic Life Coach

Tracy Hayward, Psychotherapist, Dip.Couns, MBACP, FRTC, Therapeutic Life Coach


07950 820951

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07950 820951

About me

I am a trained therapeutic life coach and also a qualified counsellor, trained as an integrative therapist. If coaching is your preferred way of working, I offer brief, short term work of 5 to 6 sessions. By searching for a therapeutic coach online, you are accessing a directive form of support - the work is both collaborative and empowering – it is about taking back control of your life.

A therapeutic coach …..

  • Integrates coaching and counselling within a brief and ethical framework
  • Understands and uses cognitive behavioural therapy where appropriate
  • Recognises the importance of human emotional needs for well being
  • Uses clinical outcome measures and ongoing client feed back at every session
  • Can help with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, emotional and well being issues
  • Will help you look at your life holistically
  • Will help you notice the choices you have
  • Will help you draw on your inner resources to get your needs met
  • Can help you to relax deeply
  • Can help build confidence and self esteem
  • Can help be more effective in your work life using advanced coaching techniques
  • May use guided visualisation to accelerate positive outcomes

In our initial session we would briefly explore your current issues – why you feel stuck, anxious, depressed, dissatisfied or unhappy – whatever you might present with. We then proceed to the next step, identifying what needs to change, what is within your control and how you make positive changes. Often we don’t know where to begin to turn things around – I can provide the tools and strategies to enable you to move forward, teaching you new ways of ‘being’ and coping with life that you can use from hereon.

Training, qualifications & experience

Originally I qualified as a registered general nurse, but since 1995 have worked with children in an educational environment. Over the past eight years I have worked as a learning mentor, and later a counsellor in a large middle school. Five years ago I left to concentrate solely on my private practice and now work from home, but also receive referrals from schools to work with students, parents and staff.

I have extensive experience also of working with adults with a very wide range of mild to complex issues and spent two years working at an addiction agency. I enjoy the diversity my work brings, affording me the privilege to work with individuals, couples and young people.

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Level 2 Certificate to Introduction to Counselling Concepts

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Couples

Level 6 Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Supervision
Therapeutic Coach, FRTC

BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register

Currently undertaking a Postgraduate level 5 qualification in psychotherapeutic counselling

I am committed to regular and extensive CPD

Other areas of coaching I deal with

I also offer counselling for children and adults - sessions are for 50 minutes, weekly, at £45 per session

Also couple counselling sessions, also weekly, are available for one hour and my fee is £60. The initial session incorporating assessment is for 90 minutes, the charge is £70

Please check my counselling directory profile for more information


Brief, short term intensive working.

Fee is £70 for first session which is for 90 minutes,

then £60 per hourly session thereon – often just 5 to 6 sessions required, but work can be open ended if necessary

Further information


'Tracy is very warm and caring. I trust her judgements and she follows procedures very carefully. Her success made her role a cornerstone of our pastoral care system. Although Tracy has left our employment due to the success of her own private practice, we still buy in her services. She respects confidentiality, is reliable and has been a genuine asset to our school - I would highly recommend her to private clients.' JC, Headteacher, Woodland Academy, Flitwick

‘I was not sure that counselling was right for me but Tracy put me at ease, and I feel that I have benefitted greatly.’ B, Stewartby

'This counselling experience has given me the freedom to accept and like who I am/my beliefs, and my approach to life.'  C, Clophill

'My son has made a lot of progress in a relatively short amount of time. I would definitely recommend Tracy as she quickly establishes a rapport with children and makes them feel at ease', JD, Flitwick

'Tracy was extremely helpful and accommodating regarding sessions. She has given me great insight and support with my personal development.'  LP, Bedford

'Being able to talk openly was a fantastic tonic for me. I now feel prepared for the challenges ahead!'  PD, Flitwick

'I found that Tracy was so easy to talk to which helped me to open up.' L, Bedford

'Tracy joined me on my rollercoaster ride and helped me work out what I really wanted from life and what I needed to let go of.'  H, Flitwick

‘ALL my sessions were helpful and I’m still working through some of what came out in our work’, C, Ampthill

'I am happier and making much better decisions - Tracy helped me to understand myself so much.'  CB, Flitwick

'All I wanted was some understanding and someone to listen, when I needed it the most.'  L, Flitwick

'Following sessions with Tracy our daughter has become more relaxed and is noticeably happier. We will certainly access her support again if she needs it in the future.'  JB, Flitwick.

'Tracy's work with my daughter has made such a difference to her - she now has enthusiasm for learning and for life back. She's much more positive and developing friendships - it's so lovely to see her happy again. Without her input she could not have gained such a great outcome'.  LE, Flitwick.

'My daughter was having a very difficult time. Tracy's sessions were invaluable. My child's confidence has grown considerably and she is enjoying life again.'  LS, Bedford.

'The help L received from Tracy through challenging times was vital. I would like to recommend her service to other parents.'  MW, Marston.

'Our family has been through a very difficult time. But Tracy's help with our boys was comforting and productive.'  D, Westoning.

'Tracy has helped my daughter to gain confidence, and manage her behaviour better. We have seen a big improvement at home in her since their sessions.'  AB, Bedford.

Flitwick, MK45

Type of session

Online life coaching: No
Telephone life coaching: No
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified