Tracey Mansted

Psychotherapist, ACA-L2


Verified by Psychology Today

Tracey Mansted

Psychotherapist, ACA-L2


Verified by Psychology Today


Watson, ACT 2602
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon I have made the personal decision to only take vaccinated clients. ACT's COVID Check-in is available. I have a HEPA and UV-C filter.


Since my first client in 1998 I have known that trauma & distress are visceral in nature. One can’t think oneself out of distress, but needs to gently feel the feelings – in the safety of therapy – to express them in a physical, somatic way through talking, breath, movement, acupressure, tapping, mindfulness, & felt-sense techniques. By bringing your issues, thoughts & feelings into the session we work together to untangle & understand & describe the patterns – the psychodynamics – that have sat underneath the formation of these issues. Over time, with increased self understanding & awareness comes release, relief & self-acceptance.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist & counsellor for adolescent & adult women aged from 14 years. My therapy studio is in Watson in North Canberra, in the ACT. I see women only & offer face-to-face short-term counselling, psychotherapy (longer term with deeper work & analysis), + EFT Tapping, mindfulness, & run occasional groups for teens and adult women.
Psychodynamic therapy works within a relational framework: client & therapist working together. By building a safe place to work through issues, I help you describe, understand, & deal with your feelings & reactions. I do this through a frame of my positive regard, my respect for you, & through a kind of gentle re-examining & re-working of past choices.
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Tracey Mansted
“Welcome! My name is Tracey Mansted & I am a psychodynamic counsellor & psychotherapist who sees adolescent & adult women in Canberra, ACT.”


  • Cost per Session: $170
Pay By: Bank transfer, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Doctors Health Fund
  • GU Health
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Years in Practice: 24 Years
  • Membership: Australian Counselling Association / Level 2 Member
  • Training: Initial training with Lifeline Telephone then Face-to-Face; PGDipCounselling; Tavistock; EFT Tapping / 2002
Qualified registered member ACA, have ACT's WWVP, registered Adult Member ACT Scouts, accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid responder.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Australian Counselling Association / Level 2 Member


Watson, ACT 2602
Offers online therapy
  • Women's Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Evidence Based EFT Tapping
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Group


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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Tracey Mansted

Psychotherapist, ACA-L2