Introduction: Hello and welcome to my blog! I'm Tracy Kennedy, a passionate and trauma informed therapist specializing in counselling and trauma therapy. With over 7 years of experience in private practice and 15 years in the social service realm, I have had the privilege of working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, offering support and guidance through various life challenges.
Today, I am excited to introduce myself and share the values that shape my work at Tracy Kennedy Counselling and Trauma Therapy.
Inspired by Personal Journey: My journey to becoming a therapist was shaped by my own life experiences, including overcoming adversity and adverse childhood experiences. These challenges have not only fuelled my personal growth but have also ignited a profound sense of compassion for others. Through my own healing process, I discovered the transformative power of therapy and the profound impact it can have on individuals seeking support. It is this realization that sparked my passion to embark on a path of healing and dedicate my life to helping others navigate their own journeys.
Therapeutic Values: At Tracy Kennedy Counselling and Trauma Therapy, I am guided by three core values: integrity, safety, and trauma-informed care.
Safety: Creating a safe and nurturing space lies at the core of my therapeutic approach. I firmly believe that healing and growth can only occur in an environment where individuals feel secure, accepted, and supported. Within this space of safety, clients are encouraged to explore their emotions, traumas, and challenges, knowing that they are met with compassion and empathy. I prioritize their autonomy, actively listen to their unique perspectives and needs, and collaborate with them to co-create a treatment plan aligned with their desires and aspirations. By fostering a therapeutic relationship built on trust, respect, and shared decision-making, I empower clients to take an active role in their healing and growth journey.
Integrity: Being a therapist with integrity means more than just talking the talk—it means walking the walk. I believe in leading by example and embodying the values and principles I advocate in my therapeutic practice. Integrity also entails upholding ethical standards, ensuring that my clients receive professional, confidential, and trustworthy support. I strive to create a therapeutic space built on honesty, authenticity, and respect, where clients feel safe to explore their innermost thoughts and emotions.
Trauma-Informed Care: I approach therapy with sensitivity, compassion, and a deep understanding of the complex nature of trauma. Staying informed about the latest research and best practices in trauma treatment is a priority, as it allows me to continually expand my knowledge and skills to better serve my clients. By recognizing the unique needs of trauma survivors and creating a trauma-informed therapeutic environment, I aim to support healing, foster resilience, and empower clients to reclaim their lives.
I am excited to share more valuable insights, resources, and support through this blog. Stay tuned for future posts where we will explore various topics related to counselling, trauma therapy, and personal growth. Thank you for joining me on this journey of healing and transformation.