Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire

Welcome to Actualize Counselling in Chesham

About Me

Actualize Counselling is the private practice of Tracy Porter

I am a BA qualified and CRB checked counsellor with over 15 years' experience in a variety of settings in both the public and private sectors.. I offer a nurturing, safe and confidential environment facilitating self-awareness and personal development, allowing my clients to actualize their potential and find their path to a brighter future.

Therapeutic Approach

My focus is to help individuals heal and grow in self-awareness & inner strength. I achieve this by providing a safe space, listening to your concerns and facilitating self-development by using the appropriate therapeutic approach . I offer Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA).

Qualifications and Professional Registration

I am qualified and experienced in working with both adults and children. 

My therapeutic qualifications include:  BA(Hons) Person Centred Counselling, CSCT Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Psychodynamic Therapy. I hold a certificate in Clinical Supervision. I am also a qualified Primary School Teacher and hold a PGCE with QTS. I am registered with BACP (registration number 101253).


Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling, I can help you regain motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 


Grief, Postnatal Issues, Trauma and Loss.

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 


Family, Relationships and Issues at Work or School.

Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. 

However, relationships expand across our lives, whether it be the family dynamic, or maintaining effective relationships with work colleagues or within the school environment. I can work with you to find strategies for dealing with these dilemmas, facilitating a more positive working or learning experience.

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Please contact me with questions or to make an appointment. I offer counselling in Chesham at:

Chess Medical Centre

260-290 Berkhampsted Road