Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire

Counselling, Play Therapy and Emotional Wellbeing

Counselling, Play Therapy and Emotional Wellbeing

Counselling, Play Therapy and Emotional WellbeingCounselling, Play Therapy and Emotional WellbeingCounselling, Play Therapy and Emotional Wellbeing

Actualize Wellbeing is a nonprofit organisation set up to provide high quality and affordable counselling.


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About Us


How We're Helping

Actualize Wellbeing is a non profit organisation established to provide counselling and emotional well-being for adults, children, young people and families/ carers.

We offer Person-Centred Counselling, Clay Therapy and Therapeutic Play for children and young people age 4-21. We also offer relational therapy for families and couples.

Sessions are at our consulting room based at the Chess Medical Centre in Chesham. Arrangements can also be made to provide sessions within the school environment.

We are actively working to raise awareness of emotional well-being and mental health by offering CPD training for schools and organisations both within the U.K. and overseas.


Meet The Team

Our Director of Services is Tracy Porter who has in excess of 20 years' counselling experience and over 10 years' experience as a counselling supervisor. She has worked in a variety of settings, including private, public and charitable organisations.

She is highly qualified, and maintains professional registration with a number of organisations including BACP (reg 101253).

Tracy is also a qualified primary school teacher with a number of years' experience of working in primary schools in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling, (Metanoia) 

MA Pastoral Care in Education

Diploma Person-Centred Counselling (Metanoia), 

CSCT Adv. Cert Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Psychodynamic Therapy

Primary PGCE with QTS

Cert. Relational Therapy

VACTS accredited alcohol and substance misuse counsellor

CRUSE accredited bereavement counsellor

BPS Approved Cert. Clinical Supervision

All our counsellors are appropriately qualified, DBS cleared and supervised by the Director of Services.


Our Services

Actualize Wellbeing offers Person Centred Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Therapeutic Play , Parent and Child Therapy and Clay Therapy from our consulting rooms at the Chess Medical Centre in Chesham, Bucks HP5 3EZ. Our counsellors work with children and young people from the age of 4 - 21. We also offer family mediation and therapeutic support groups for families of children with ASD, eating disorders, self-harm and emotional behaviour. . 

We also offer a bespoke school-based counselling provision for Primary and Secondary Schools.

We provide a number of mental health CPD courses developed for schools or counselling organisations. We also provide consultancy on pastoral care, behaviour for learning, trauma aware schools and inclusion both in the U.K. and overseas.

About Us


Creative Arts Therapy and Child Counselling

Silvia is a highly qualified and experienced therapist who has worked therapeutically with children, young people and adults for a number of years. Silvia uses sand, play, art and body movement. She has expertise in dealing with complex trauma, childhood development trauma and challenging behaviour.

Silvia is a Person-Centred Counsellor and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling. She is a member of BACP.



Marina is a Diploma qualified and experienced Psychodynamic counsellor who has worked within a number of settings. She works with adults and young people over the age of 16. Her breadth of experience encompasses working with trauma, sexual abuse, substance/ alcohol misuse, abuse and diversity.  Marina is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy so can offer support in redefining negative thinking patterns. She is a member of BACP.


Professional Registration



Please provide 24 hours notice for cancellations so that we can offer your appointment to another client. The full session fee is payable without 24 hours notice.

Adults and Couples

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Better yet, see us in person!

We are here to help, so feel free to visit within our normal working hours.

Actualize Wellbeing

Chess Medical Centre, 260-290 Berkhampsted Road, Chesham, Bucks HP5 3EZ



Open today

09:00 – 17:00


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We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference. We would like to be able to offer our services free of charge for the unwaged so that high quality mental health services are truly accessible and not dependent on financial ability to pay. Please help us reach our goal!

Contact Details


Chess Medical Centre

260-290 Berkhampsted Road




Actualize Wellbeing



Open today

17:00 – 18:00

Monday - Friday: 6pm - 8pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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