Welcome to Tracey Peplow Counselling

We live in a challenging world and our life’s journey can be difficult at times. There are ups and downs and potholes along the way. Sometimes we have to choose a certain direction when we’re really not sure of the best way forward, or perhaps past events have left us lacking confidence or feeling lost. Life can quite simply feel overwhelming.

You really don't have to struggle alone. Counselling can be the first step towards change, helping you to take control of your journey, supporting you to move forward with the confidence to deal with life’s challenges and to move towards a more positive future. Putting you in the driving seat.

I would be delighted to be part of your journey, to provide support when things perhaps feel just too difficult.

Please click on the links below for more detail of what I can offer.

Thank you,


Counselling for Individuals

Counselling for Couples

Counselling for Young People

Clinical Supervision

Counselling and therapy in a safe, comfortable and private setting

I am a highly experienced counsellor and work with a broad range of client issues. I draw on a framework of different therapeutic models, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), using them creatively and flexibly in order to meet your specific needs and personal circumstances. My approach is centred on offering a friendly, safe, non-judgemental space for you to pause and to explore your thoughts and feelings. I can offer you coping strategies to help in your day to day life, whilst working with you to gain insight into how you might move forward with more confidence.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and work to its code of ethics, ensuring I do the very best I can for my clients. I also provide clinical supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors.

Starting therapy can be daunting, especially if you have never experienced it before. There are lots of practising counsellors to choose from and it's really important that you find the right one for you. You need someone with whom you feel you can work, someone who will really listen to you and who will do their very best to understand your world.

My aim is to put you at ease in the first session. We will discuss how counselling works and key aspects of the therapeutic relationship, for example, maintaining confidentiality. We will also explore in more detail what it is that's brought you to therapy.

If you know what it is you'd like to achieve from counselling we will explore that too. If you don't know, that's absolutely fine; clients don't always explicitly know what they want to achieve. Sometimes it's as simple as 'feeling normal again'.

If there are lots of different things going on in your life, we can look at what you might want to work on first. If you're not sure, I can guide you with what I think might be the best approach.

Young people attend sessions without a parent or carer present and confidentiality is managed in the same way as it is for adults.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:





Pregnancy issues


Relationship issues

Imposter syndrome


Low self esteem


Panic Attacks

Difficulties at work / school

Grief, loss or bereavement

Feeling sad



Self harm



Suicidal thoughts


“Thank you so much for all the times you have listened to me talk and talk more. I feel so much better for getting all those thoughts and worries out. Listening to you as a professional has helped me to understand why I feel and think the way I do. It makes sense now. You have given me a new sense of life and how to cope better. When I feel challenged I imagine you sitting on my shoulder and ask myself, ‘What would Tracey say?’

Adult client

“We were faced with some situations on holiday which I think would previously have been a real struggle for her and she seemed to take them completely in her stride. I was also present yesterday when she was speaking to an adult friend who she sometimes confides in and she spoke about how much better she is feeling - ‘in the best place I’ve been in ages’. So, thank you so very very much, we are endlessly grateful.”

Mother of a 14 year old client

“I know when I told you that you’d changed my life you said it was me who’d changed it, but I just wanted to let you know again how much I really value the support you’ve given me. Anxiety has always been such a big part of my life and I never imagined I’d be able to feel like this. I now have much more control over my anxiety and I can actually enjoy going out and doing things that would have been too difficult before. Still work in progress but I wouldn’t be where I am without your help and support.”

Adult client


“At home, he has always spoken very highly of you and the sessions and he has shared with us that they have helped him a lot. The memory jar was great and he has this in his room as a reminder of the work he has done with you. Thank you so much for all your support, it has been fantastic!

We would most definitely reach out should he require any support again in the future.”

Mother of a 14 year old client

“As you know, I was very nervous about starting my counselling sessions, but you made me feel at ease from the very first minute. You have such a lovely, welcoming nature and made me feel like it was o.k. to share how I truly felt about my life and those in it. I didn’t feel you judged me at all, for which I am truly grateful”.

Adult Client

“Her counselling is going really well. She says it’s the highlight of her week speaking to you and seems so much happier in herself. She’s coping with things so much better than she was and I’m really proud of her.”

Mother of 13 year old client


“Thank you so much for your help. I was really struggling with knowing whether or not university was right for me and feeling that I’d be letting everyone down if I dropped out. With your help I was able to decide what I really wanted to do and I feel much happier and freer now that I’ve made that decision. I’ve been recommending you to all my friends!”

19 year old client

“The counselling I had with someone else in the past wasn’t very helpful, so to be honest I was sceptical about how it would go with you. I needn’t have worried as it was a completely different experience. I felt that you really listened to what I was saying and I felt heard, possibly for the first time in my life.”

Adult Client

“I can’t begin to tell you what a difference your support has made to my life. I can only describe myself as having felt ‘lost’ before I started therapy. I now feel that I have a better sense of my own identity and the person I want to be. I have a greater appreciation of what I can control in life and what I can’t and fully intend to spend my energy on those things I can control! Thank you so much.”

Adult Client

My location

My private practice is in the village of Dyke, on the edge of Bourne, South Lincolnshire. It's within easy reach of Spalding, Stamford, Market Deeping, Sleaford, Grantham, Boston and Peterborough. My counselling room is private and peaceful and there is ample private off road parking.



Adults and young people - £45 per session (50 minutes)

Couples - £60 per session (1 hour)

Trainee counsellors and university students - £35 per session (50 minutes)


Qualified Counsellors - £45 an hour or £65 for 1 and a half hours

Trainee Counsellors - £35 an hour or £50 for 1 and a half hours


My hours of work are Monday to Friday, between 8am and 9pm.

I offer both face to face and online or telephone counselling.

I am more than happy to be flexible with arranging sessions. They don't always have to be on the same day and time, giving you more flexibility in fitting therapy around your other commitments.

I offer an introductory telephone call (up to 15 minutes), free of charge, so that you can ask me any questions you may have. It also gives me an opportunity to find out a bit more about what's going on for you and to see how I might best be able to help. The initial telephone call can be particularly helpful if you're feeling anxious about making contact or starting therapy. My hope is that you'll feel less anxious after we've spoken.

After the initial call there is no obligation for you to set up sessions. If you decide that you wish to proceed, we can then set up your first session and take it from there. There is no obligation to have a certain number of sessions or to pay for a block of sessions in advance, although you may do this if you wish. Generally, you pay for each session as you have it.

You're in control of how many sessions you book, having as many or as few as you feel is right for you.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an introductory call. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07934 867540 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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