Tracy Avis  Associates CBT

Independent Psychotherapy and CBT Practice


Phone: 07792524591

Ptolemy House, Reading Road, Wallingford OX10 9DN

How do I work?

My academic background is in Applied Psychology and psychological research. I later completed post graduate training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and am now a fully accredited member of British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP).  I have completed an accredited training in Schema Therapy and am a member of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). Tracy Avis CBT

To ensure that I keep up to date, I regularly complete professional training to maintain and expand my therapeutic approach. Recently I have attended training in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Body Focused Therapy which I am finding increasingly valuable blended in with other models.  The evidence base for these approaches, particularly with trauma, is growing.

All of this has enabled me to use a range of approaches that I will work with flexibly and responsibly, drawing on different models according to your needs and preferences.  All theories and techniques are only effective in the context of a strong therapeutic partnership.

In order to maintain the highest quality and standards, I undertake regular clinical supervision, continuing professional development and training.  I adhere to the professional codes of ethics and conduct set out by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists and Health and Care Professions Council. 

 I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and my practice is fully compliant with GDPR legislation.

What can I help with?

  • Depression and low mood
  • All forms of Anxiety problems, stress and worry
  • Panic
  • Pre- and postnatal depression and anxiety
  • Menopause/perimenopause anxiety and depression
  • Trauma related to early experiences
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Grief, loss and bereavement
  • Emotional regulation problems
  • Adjustment difficulties and challenging life transitions
  • Low self esteem and self-confidence
  • Relationship problems -  both with individuals who are having problems within their various relationships with friends, family or significant others, or directly with couples who wish to explore difficulties within their relationship.

Who do I work with?

My work is with adults (18 years and up).  I work with individuals and couples and can work with other family members if this is indicated.

If you are - or are looking on behalf of - a young adult under the age of 18, I work with a number of child and adolescent therapists who I would be able to recommend