Tracy Blackburn MBACP, PG Dip, BA (Hons) - Roots Of Change

Tracy Blackburn MBACP, PG Dip, BA (Hons) - Roots Of Change

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

07974 415739

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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 Leeds and Harrogate.  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
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Work stress
  • Self-harm
  • Anger management
  • Attachment issues
  • Suicidal thoughts

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.

I am passionate about the benefits of therapy and am committed to enhancing the lives of others.  A long time ago therapy enhanced my life.  If you would like to find out about my story and my journey to becoming a therapist, you can read more about me here

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 with adolescents on a 1:1 basis at Barnardo's.  I currently work as a School Counsellor in a primary and secondary school as part of my Children & Young People qualification.

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

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Wellspring House
  • Wellspring House
  • The Therapy Rooms, North Lodge
  • North Lodge
  • North Lodge Waiting Room


£40 Individual Counselling - 55 minutes

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

Further information

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.

What to Expect in Your First Session

  • This will be a chance to discuss if counselling is right for you.  It will help you explore and clarify your reasons for seeking counselling and any expectations you may have.
  • We will discuss and complete our contract which will include confidentiality, fees, boundaries and how we might work together.

For more information about the way I work, or any questions you may have, please visit my website:

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS16 5LF

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Both premises have disabled parking, disabled toilets and ground floor rooms. The Harrogate location also has a lift to first floor rooms.


I have sessions available Monday-Thursday during the day and evenings on a Tuesday and a Thursday.

I also work 9-12.30 on a Saturday morning.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme