Tracy Bankier

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Counselling and Psychotherapy BSc (Hons) MBACP(Accred)
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Edwinstowe, NG21 9PR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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Hi, I’m Tracy, an accredited Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor.
Do you feel like everything is moving around you but that you are stood still?

Experiencing feelings of being invisible, unimportant, low in mood or motivation, stuck and general dissatisfaction can all be signs that you may need some support to navigate your problems.
I work with a wide variety of issues which include anxiety, relationship difficulties, anger, depression, feeling sad, bullying, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement suicidal thoughts. I am here to listen and help you to explore difficulties, painful experiences, in a warm, safe space that is confidential, empathic and non-judgemental.
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. 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. 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.

Our initial meeting is an opportunity for you to discuss what brings you to counselling and to decide if I am the right person to support you. I offer short and long term therapy to suit your needs.

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.

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 accredited member of BACP, a professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK. My work is fully 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.

other qualifications

  • Working creatively with Dolls and objects - Inspire CPD
  • Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue & Burnout- Inspire CPD
  • 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
  • Working with Bereavement and Complex grief, BACP
  • Supporting and counselling people bereaved during the COVID 19 pandemic

Client testimonials

"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."

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • Cigna

Additional information

  • Counselling/Psychotherapy - 50 minute session - £55
  • Counselling/Psychotherpay - 90 minute session - £85

I offer concessions for Trainee counsellors, unemployed, low income, health care workers and Armed Forces please ask.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer flexible appointments including evenings.

Further information

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.

Tracy Bankier Counselling & Psychotherapy, Edwinstowe House, High Street, Edwinstowe, NG21 9PR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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