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Counselling and Psychotherapy BSc (Hons) MBACP(Accred)

About me

Coronavirus- I am currently offering Counselling sessions via digital therapy by telephone or video via Zoom and face to face 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, 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 accredited 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.

other qualifications

  • 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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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling/Psychotherapy - £50 per 50 minute session

I offer concessions for Trainee counsellors please ask.

When I work

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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
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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