Ptolemy House, Reading Road, Wallingford,  OX10 9DN
1 St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DE

Tracy Avis and Associates

Hello and welcome to my pages where  I’ve put together some more information for your consideration.   I've tried to give an idea about the way I work and what to expect if you decide to start therapy with me, and also introduce you to the Associates I work with. 

I have been lucky enough to have either trained with, supervised or worked alongside all 3 Associates on my pages, and over the years that I have known them, I have been able to get a clear idea of the way they work and what their special interests and areas of expertise are.

My wish is that the information provided will give you reassurance that when you contact me I will either be able to offer you an initial assessment myself or signpost you, with confidence, to one of my colleagues.

About me

I am an experienced and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and have been working in mental health services (NHS and private practice) for over 20 years.   If you are struggling with emotional, behavioural or relationship difficulties, I can offer compassionate and collaborative treatment to help you resolve problems and increase your sense of wellbeing.  There are many different ways to address psychological issues, and I will work with you to find the approach, or combination of approaches, that suits you.

I encourage your active involvement at every stage of treatment, and I will provide a safe and supportive environment within which you can take on both the challenges and rewards of therapy.

As no two people are the same, I will work with you to develop an approach to treatment that is tailored to your needs and concerns.  I am trained to use a variety of models and approaches, and we will talk about which way of working is most likely to help and suit you best.  One of the most important components of therapy, regardless of theoretical basis and specific techniques, is a safe relationship with a therapist by whom you feel heard and understood.

I work with adults (18 years and onwards) - both individuals and couples, and can work with other family members if this would be beneficial.

What can I help with?

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.


I am working with my colleague, Claire Vickers, who is based in Oxford offering therapy at a clinic in Summertown and/or she offers virtual sessions.   I am delighted to be able to refer clients to Claire.  Claire has worked with me in a supervisory relationship for over 3 years and graduated from Goldsmiths College with a distinction in her Masters qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in 2020 when she became an OTT Associate.  Please see Claire’s profile for further information regarding her therapeutic approach and previous experience by clicking on her name.

Until recently, Kasia Jablonska has been on placement at Oxford Talking Therapies and I have been supervising her caseload whilst she completes her advanced clinical training in CBT.   We have worked closely for 2 years and Kasia has been providing outstanding treatment for clients at Ptolemy House as well as virtual therapy.   I am very pleased that Kasia  will be joining me at Oxford Talking Therapies as an Associate, continuing to hold face to face clinics at Ptolemy House as well as virtual clinics. 

Should you be interested in finding out more about Kasia, click on her name for further information regarding her approach and previous experience.

Recently, Oxford Talking Therapies have been lucky enough to engage Dan White as an Associate.  I have known Dan as a colleague and friend for over 10 years and we have worked together as Teaching Supervisors on the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre training courses.  Dan is an outstanding trainer, supervisor and clinician and will be providing face to face therapy at Ptolemy House as well as virtually, from November 2022.  Please see Dan’s profile for some further information on his approach and experience by clicking on his name.

Placement and work experience for therapists in further training

Placement and work experience for therapists in further training

I work with therapists undertaking further training and provide them with a supervised caseload for their placement.  If you are interested, please contact me via the contact page to see if this option is available and to discuss suitability etc.






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