Tracy Bankier - Supporting Baby Loss and Child Bereavement
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.
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.
I feel passionately about breaking the taboo around infant death and supporting families after baby/child loss and through subsequent pregnancies. 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.
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 BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy 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
"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."
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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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.
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