Tim Potter - Tunbridge Wells. Recognised therapist with health insurers.
Counselling in Tunbridge Wells.
I am an experienced and accomplished counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I have been in practice for 20 years as an individual and group therapist in private hospital and private practice settings. I have specific experience working effectively in mental health with such issues as anxiety, post natal depression and addiction. I practice privately from a comfortable professional setting in Tunbridge Wells and Harley Street, Central London.
I work as an integrative therapist who offers empathy and compassion in a non-judgemental environment. 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 also a qualified clinician of Logotherapy.
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 provide counselling for 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 syndrome, psychosomatic, bi-polar and alcoholism.
I can accept clients who self-fund or via an insurance policy such as Cigna, 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 the cover to be granted.
Sessions last for 50 minutes. The first session explores what the work is and we agree on 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 have previous been a lecturer CPCAB counselling courses at levels 3, 4 & 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, with the person-centred approach as its' core model for several years. I have also taught a Diploma in Supervision (for counsellors, psychotherapists and allied professionals).
I have been a reviser of AQA exam papers and was a developer and reviewer of counselling papers with AIM Awards both at levels 2 through to level 6; and have contributed past test questions to the BACP Certificate of Proficiency.
I hold a Diploma in Supervision and have 13 years experience working with Supervisees of varying modalities and experience levels i.e trainee counsellors, established therapists, supervisors, and Psychiatrists that use therapeutic interventions.
Currently, I provide Consultant Supervision to several sign language interpreters - although not a signer myself, I supervise them on how they supervise. I also provide supervision to psychiatrists who use counselling skills in their work or specific therapeutic interventions.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling worked with:
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
Tunbridge Wells Individual Therapy: £80.
Fees under private health insurance will differ depending on my agreement with the insurers. You may require you to pay for the session and submit your receipts to your insurance company.
If I am unable to see you for whatever the reason, I will always try to signpost you to someone that might be able to assist you, either within my own practice, or with a trusted other, outside of the practice.
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 and have offered this service for psychotherapists, counsellors, supervisors and allied health professionals for 10 years. .View supervision profile