Tracy Hardcastle, Reg MBACP, BSc (Hons) Psych
I love being a counsellor and am genuinely interested, engaged and supportive throughout our journey together. I am warm, compassionate, perceptive and honest. My clients tell me I am easy to talk to and have a good sense of humour which they find helpful, especially when things are tough. I understand that you may feel worried about opening up and talking about difficult experiences and feelings, so we will find a process and pace that is right for you.
I see you as a unique person with unique experiences. I can support you to overcome specific, distressing problems, for example
• Anxiety and/or depression
• Panic attacks
• Marital and family difficulties
• Traumatic experiences at any stage of life
• Loss and bereavement
• Low confidence and self-esteem
or to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviour if you are feeling overwhelmed or that things aren’t right.
I am on your side and able to help you. I offer a safe, accepting, non-judgemental connection to help you find a way forward - your way.
Our counselling relationship
Our counselling relationship will be confidential, relaxed and supportive, helping you to feel good about yourself, overcome your difficulties and achieve your potential. The process is sensitive to your pace and what you want to explore and is focussed on what you want to achieve.
Drawing from my training and experience in a range of therapies, I offer bespoke counselling that is personal to you and your needs. Specific therapeutic techniques enable us to tackle specific problems. I have extensive experience in supporting individuals to overcome and move on from current or past trauma, depression, disabling anxiety and relationship difficulties.
I believe that answers to our difficulties lie within our relationships with others – often starting in childhood. Knowing the importance of relationships to our wellbeing also means that our therapy relationship is a key ingredient to the change process. My approach puts you and your experiences at the heart of that process.
We can exist very much ‘in our heads’ and ignore important messages from our feelings and body. Working together to connect and work through your thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviour will help you understand, accept yourself and change your life for the better.
I understand that choosing a counsellor to work with is not easy. If you think you might be interested in us working together, please get in touch by email, text or call and we can arrange a free consultation before you commit to anything. We can discuss your best hopes and worst fears about the process. I will do my best to answer any questions and address any concerns that you may have. If you decide then or later that you want to go ahead with an initial session we can make the arrangements.
Working with me
My practice is based in my discreet, comfortable, welcoming home studio in Horbury. It is within easy reach of Wakefield and Huddersfield and surrounding areas and 5 minutes drive from M1 Junction 40. There is ample, free off-road parking.
If getting to an appointment is a problem for you I offer Skype/Zoom sessions. It may be that you will feel more comfortable speaking about your issues from the comfort of your own home or have anxiety or disability and it is easier for you to use this facility. If you’re interested in finding out more, please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Ongoing continuing professional development
I am a registered member of BACP and adhere to its ethical framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
As well as working in private practice, I currently provide counselling as a volunteer at a Wakefield charity that supports individuals whose loved ones have addictions.
I have worked on a voluntary basis supporting men’s mental health and wellbeing and have been a Samaritans listener.
I have professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
I have an up to date, enhanced DBS certificate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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I offer a free initial consultation to help you decide if you would like to work with me.
Further sessions are a full hour and are £40.00
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer various day, evening and Saturday morning appointments. Please contact me for further information.
Types of client