I'm afraid in my past I was a serial dick head (driving wise).
On one occasion (potential banning speed), I got a local solicitor (it was in the boonies and he spoke the lingo), a letter from my employer and claimed exceptional hardship. I attended, best bib and tucker, looked very contrite and got 6 points and a mahoosive fine for well over 100mph.
Another time, I didn't use a solicitor but put together a very comprehensive mitigation statement. I attended, best bib and tucker, looked very contrite and got 3 points and a £200 fine for well over 100mph.
Either is possible (as is a ban) but if you show you're taking thing seriously, show contrition and can demonstrate hardship (driving for work etc), they seem less likely to ban outright (IME).
Good luck (and ignore the high horsemen, holier than thou comments). We all make mistakes.