Tracy Bankier Counselling and Psychotherapy BSc (Hons) MBACP
Coronavirus- I am currently offering Counselling sessions via digital therapy by telephone or video via Zoom. I have spaces available for new clients.
I am qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with a BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. I work with a wide variety of issues which include anxiety, relationship difficulties, anger, depression, bullying, stress, low self-esteem and bereavement.
I specialise in baby and child loss/bereavement, I feel passionately about breaking the taboo around infant death and supporting families after baby/child loss and through subsequent pregnancies.
In addition to my private practice I have clinical experience as a psychotherapist/counsellor working with individuals from a variety of organisations such as Central Nottinghamshire MIND, the NHS and JOEL-TCP.
Seeking support through counselling for the first time can be daunting. You might be wondering what will I talk about, you might be afraid you have nothing to talk about. You might also be thinking why would I tell a stranger things I have not told anyone else.
Going through life after your baby or child has died may often leave you feeling isolated and alone. You might feel that friends treat you differently, or you may feel anxious about a new pregnancy and what the future holds.
Do you feel like everything is moving around you but that you are stood still? You may feel that it is impossible to feel happy or enjoy a pregnancy after loss. You might be feeling that nothing is ever going to be the same again.
I can be there to listen and help you to explore difficulties, painful experiences and find your new normal in a safe space that is confidential, respectful, empathic, non-judgemental.
Our initial meeting is an opportunity for you to discuss what brings you to counselling and for me to explain how I work. I offer short and long term therapy to suit your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Batchelor of Science Degree with Honours and Counselling from the well-respected Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI).
I am a registered member of BACP, a professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK. My work is full insured, I hold an enhanced DBS certificate, I attend regular supervision and undertake regular CPD activities. I work within and adhere to BACP Ethical Framework and SPTI ethical code of conduct.
- NCFE Award in Counselling skills and theory level 3
- NCFE Award in Helping skills level 2
- Child Bereavement UK Supporting parents though pregnancy loss and the death of a baby
- Child Bereavement UK When a child dies - supporting parents and families
- Addressing Postnatal Depression as a Healthcare Professional - University of Exeter
- Counselling online - a Coronavirus primer -BACP and The Open University
"It's hard to put into words how much this wonderful lady has changed my life for the better. She helped me along a journey of self discovery, gave me the skills to believe in myself again, helped me to rebuild when I was at my lowest point, I laughed and cried along the way, rememberred things I'd suppressed, and I came out a stronger, happier person on the other side. I am so incredibly thankful that I got to meet and spend time with Tracy each week, I wouldn't be the person I am today without her."
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling/Psychotherapy - £45 per 50 minute session
Call or email me for further information, If I am unable to answer your call please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I am able.