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MBACP, PG Dip, BA (Hons) - Roots Of Change (face to face/online)
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 18th July 2022

About me

Are you struggling to navigate life's difficulties?

Would you like to improve your relationship with yourself and others?

Have you experienced a loss or bereavement and would like to talk to someone who will listen without judgement?

Hello I'm Tracy at Roots of Change and I provide a professional counselling service in Headingley, Leeds.  I offer a safe space to talk by creating an atmosphere that is open and without judgement. This therapeutic relationship provides the foundation for change.

I'm professionally qualified to Post Graduate level and registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).  As a member I am bound by their professional Code of Practice and Ethical Framework.

My counselling experience is diverse and includes:

  • Relationship issues
  • Bereavement and loss (including pet bereavement)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Work stress
  • Self-harm
  • Anger management
  • Attachment issues
  • Suicidal thoughts

How Counselling Can Help

Counselling can increase self-awareness, allowing you to make sense of your past and current life.

It can help you notice how your thoughts influence your life and how these thought patterns shape your mood and life.

Relationships with yourself and others can become more meaningful, leading to a greater understanding of how you relate.

Counselling can help alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, as well as difficult emotions associated with grief and loss.

Through bereavement counselling I have helped clients with their grief. I will offer you the space to be yourself and help you to explore and process your grief in a way that is right for you. It can help you on your unique journey towards healing to whatever your new normal looks like.

Counselling provides a sounding board for you to prioritise yourself. This could mean focusing on your own mental wellbeing; or working through specific issues and events that are somehow impacting on your life.

What to Expect in Your First Session

The first session will be a chance to discuss if counselling is right for you. This will help you explore and clarify your reasons for seeking counselling and any expectations you may have. It is also a time to see whether you feel we are a good fit and could build a therapeutic relationship together.

All paperwork including a contract and assessment will be sent to you to complete online before our first session. This omits the need to do the assessment in the first session, enabling you to talk about what brings you to therapy.

I am passionate about the benefits of therapy and am committed to enhancing the lives of others. For more information about the way I work please visit

If the time is right and you would like some support to invest in yourself, your relationships and your future, then please contact me by text, chat, phone or email for an informal chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Registered Member - No 375359
  • Post Graduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychology
  • Rewind for Trauma
  • Level 4 Counselling Children & Young People
  • TA 101 - Introduction to Transactional Analysis
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • ASIST Training (Applied Suicide Interventional Skills)
  • Cruse Bereavement Training & Pre-Bereavement
  • Samaritans Training

I have many years experience working with individuals affected by bereavement and loss.  I also have several years experience offering counseling to people experiencing a variety of mental health issues.

Alongside my private practice I work as a Counsellor with children and young people for an agency.

I am committed to ongoing professional development.  Some recent training I have attended includes:

  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Working with Generalised Anxiety Disorder & Panic Attacks
  • Pet Bereavement Counselling
  • Timeline Therapy & Sand Tray Work
  • Children's Grief

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

£45 Individual Counselling either face to face or online via Zoom - 1 hour

Payment is to be paid in full either before or at the end of each session by BACS or debit card.

1st session only to be paid prior to session by BACS.

Student and low income concessions available at £35.

When I work

I have both daytime and evening sessions available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8am-8pm. These are face to face and online video sessions via Zoom.

Further information


Here is a copy of my online corona virus agreement which is in place for face to face sessions

The Therapy Rooms, North Lodge, Leeds Beckett University, Church Wood Avenue, Leeds, LS16 5LF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

North Lodge has a disabled toilet and a ground floor room.

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