Tracy Proud Counsellor

Tracy Proud

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 is in Holistic Psychotherapy and Counselling and I have completed training Level 2 in the world recognised and evidence based Gottman Method Couples Therapy. 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 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

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

Julie Chesham, Nest Counselling

Julia Chesham

I grew up in the Southern Highlands before moving to Sydney for 9 years. I now find myself back in my home town, drawn to the community feel. Originally studying education, I moved into managing a child care service. I found my niche in a management role and went on to complete a Certificate 4 in Small Business Management.

I moved into managing a practitioner’s office in the mental health sector. This role equipped me with industry relevant skills and a compassion for the challenges faced in personal life. As practice manager it is my intention to implement workplace practice and procedure to ensure clients get the most out of their appointments. I aim to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable and respected, while maintaining a high level of privacy.


If you would like to book a session or simply want to know more, email or call on 0484 223 042.

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.