Tracy Proud, Nest Psychotherapy and Counselling

Meet Tracy

I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

Originally from Liverpool in the UK, my early career began in social housing supporting individuals with complex and unique needs. It was during this time that I realised my passion for working with people, particularly those who have found themselves marginalised, vulnerable or unheard.

My formal training includes a Graduate Diploma in Holistic Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am accredited with a number of professionals and professional groups including PACFA and ANZPATH (Australia and New Zealand Professionals Association for Transgender Health) and trained in Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

I have has also worked therapeutically with people identifying as trans and gender diverse for several years.

What happens at therapy

I know that reaching out can be difficult when you’re experiencing challenges in your life, so we do everything we can to make it easy in a safe and compassionate environment. While there is no set formula to therapy, there are some common areas that you can expect to navigate when you engage in counselling or psychotherapy:

  1. Exploration – exploring things that challenge you, your emotional connections, how you feel about the things you’re experiencing, and how your beliefs and attitudes came to be
  2. Awareness – giving space for you to truly feel and experience your internal world. This may highlight things that have been previously pushed away or  marginalised
  3. Integrating – working together on strategies to integrate the things you discover about yourself, your attitudes and feelings, into your life.
Find out more

I seek to build a compassionate, respectful therapeutic relationship with clients so that we can work together to explore your experiences, discover meaning in the struggle and find what you require, bringing about sustainable change, growth or acceptance.



If you would like to book a session or simply want to know more, email or call on 0410 877 693.

I want to make it as easy as possible for you to reach out. Call or email me to have a chat about how I can help you going forward. You can also keep in touch and find out more about Nest via the Facebook and Instagram pages. I hope to hear from you soon.