Tim Potter - Counselling in TN4 & ME1 (Tunbridge Wells & Rochester Kent)
I am an experienced and accomplished counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor, lecturer and sessional author. I have been in practice for 16 years as an individual and group therapist in private hospital and private practice settings with specific experience working in mental health with anxiety,depression and addictiion(s).
I work as an integrative therapist who offers empathy and compassion in a non-judgemental environment who works in a user centred way. I am influenced by Humanistic approaches to counselling such as person-centred, T.A and Gestalt. I have additional training to work specifically with Ego-states, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and training to work with OCD using CBT. I am familiar with the 12-steps when working with addiction(s). I believe (and evidence suggests) that the working relationship between the therapist and the client determines how effective and successful the therapy becomes.
I work with people who experience anxiety, work related stress, stress, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, panic attacks, panic disorder, bullying, bereavement, anger, couples counselling, relationship issues, jealousy, addiction(s), affairs and betrayals, generalised anxiety disorder, post-natal depression, chronic fatigue synfrome, psychosomatic, bi-polar and alcoholism.
I can accept clients who self fund or via an insurance policy such as AXA PPP, Bupa, Aviva, Simply Health, Pruhealth, WPA, Allianz and other insurers. Clients with Bupa cover will normally require a GP referral letter in order for cover to be granted.
Sessions last for 50 minutes. The first session explores what the work is and we agree how we might work together. Usually we agree when a review session takes place (usually after 4 sessions) which is an honest discussion about how the therapy is going, subsequently we make an agreement for time-limited, open-ended or long term therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Additional experience: Running anxiety groups for Virgin Atlantic's Flying without Fear, receive referrals from BLISS (Premature Baby Charity), have set up voluntary counselling service for sufferers (and family members/carers of) of Chronic Illness.
I currently teach CPCAB level 3, 4 & 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, with the person-centered approach as its' core model. I also teach Diploma in Supervision (for counsellors, psychotherapists and allied professionals). I have been Reviser of counselling related exam papers for AQA. Cuurently I am a developer and reviewer of counselling related exam papers with AIM Awards.
I hold a Diploma in Supervision and have 7 years experience with Supervisees of varying modalities and experience levels i.e trainee counsellors, established therapists, supervisors, and Psychiatrists that use therapeutic interventions.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling include:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Students (who require individual counselling as part of training).
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I practice the theoretical, philosophical and practical aspects of Supervision.View supervision profile