Tracy Hardcastle, Reg MBACP, BSc (Hons) Psych

Tracy Hardcastle, Reg MBACP, BSc (Hons) Psych

West Yorkshire


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About me

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
• Marital and family difficulties
• Traumatic experiences at any stage of life
• Loss and bereavement
• Low confidence and self-esteem
• Phobias
• Disordered eating

Or to understand your thoughts, feelings and emotions 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

I believe that most of our difficulties and problems stem from our relationships with ourselves and others. It makes sense then that healing and growth happens in relationships. Our counselling relationship will be totally 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.

My approach

Drawing from my training and experience in different types of therapy, 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, abusive relationships, disabling anxiety and eating disorders.

My experience also shows that we can exist very much ‘in our heads’ and ignore important messages from our feelings and body. Working together to connect your thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviour will help you understand and accept yourself and move forward.

First steps

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 phone 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 5 minutes drive from M1 Junction 40 and there is ample 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 am a volunteer counsellor at a Wakefield charity that supports individuals whose loved ones have addictions. I have also worked on a voluntary basis supporting men’s mental health and wellbeing.

I have professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
I have an up to date, enhanced DBS certificate.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

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        • Our space


        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 £45.00

        Maps & Directions

        Wakefield, WF4

        Type of session

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

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Wheelchair access: Yes


        I offer various day, evening and Saturday afternoon appointments. Please contact me for further information.

        Types of client

        Older adults