Biography

Programme Director: Tracey Clare BA (Hons) History, MA Clinical Counselling, MSc Psychology, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, MBACP (Accredited).

Tracey is a person-centred therapist and also a practitioner of EMDR. Tracey has a background in working with emergency services and also with adult survivors of sexual abuse in childhood. Tracey’s interest is in Positive Psychology and the therapeutic conditions which promote growth and development. She is currently completing her doctoral thesis, which explores issues of parental rejection in childhood and the experiences thereafter which facilitate psychological growth.

  • Clare, T. (2018). The symbiotic relationship between mindfulness and person-centred therapy. Thresholds, April, 10-14.
  • Clare, T. (2018). A person-centred approach to breaking the cycle of trans-generational parental rejection. Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 18(1), 13-18.
  • Clare, T. (2016). Processing Perceived Parental Rejection. In: P. Gubi & V. Swinton (Eds.), Researching lesser-explored issues in counselling and psychotherapy (pp. 93-127). London: Karnac.

Conference presentations

  • What’s love got to do with it? 13th Keele Counselling (Research and Practice) Conference, 2019
    • Paper ‘Exploring psychological growth in adult offspring following perceived parental rejection in childhood’.
  • International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection Athens, Greece, 2018
    • Paper ‘Exploring psychological growth in adult offspring following perceived parental rejection in childhood’.
  • PGR Conference, University of Chester, 2018
    • Paper ‘Adult perspectives on psychological growth following perceived parental rejection in childhood’
  • International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection Madrid, Spain, 2016
    • Paper ‘Processing perceived parental rejection through personal development on a counsellor training course’;
    • Poster ‘The relationship between perceived parental acceptance, self-compassion, positive self-regard and self-acceptance’.
  • British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Brighton, 2016
    • Poster ‘Processing perceived parental rejection through personal development on a counsellor training course’.

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