Tim Potter - Tunbridge Wells. Recognised by major health insurers.
18 Upper Grosvenor Road
86 Harley Street
Counselling in Tunbridge Wells and Harley Street, Central London.
I am an experienced and accomplished counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and lecturer. I have been in practice for 18 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 addiction.
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 also a qualified Logotherapist.
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 taught CPCAB counselling students 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 for AQA exam papers and was a developer and reviewer of counselling papers with AIM Awards both at levels 2 to level 6.
I hold a Diploma in Supervision and have 10 years experience with Supervisees of varying modalities and experience levels i.e trainee counsellors, established therapists, supervisors, and Psychiatrists that use therapeutic interventions.
Course and qualification history: 1998 to present.
Diplomate Clinician in Logotherapy - 2017
DNMS - HSC - 2015
Certificate in Online Counselling - 2012
Diploma in Supervision (Wealden Institute) - 2008
EMDR Part 1 - 2007
Treating OCD using CBT (Study and 3 months supervision) - 2007
Extended Training in CBT - 2006
Cert counselling children and adolescents - 2003
Cert in CBT - 2002
Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling - 2000
Cert in counselling skills - 1998
Cert in counselling theory - 1998
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- 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 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 Counselling fees: £80.
Fees under private health insurance will differ depending on my agreement with the insurers.
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 an outside counsellor or agency.
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