Erika Wiesenmueller-Potter, MA, Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred)
I offer counselling in a safe and confidential space in the centre of Bath. I have 19 years of professional experience and work with clients with a wide range of issues. Since the start of lockdown I see clients online. I am registered and accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and practise in accordance with their ethical standards of clinical practice.
I also see people, whose lives may or may not be pressured by immediate problems, who wish to gain greater self-awareness through self-exploration.
Having worked for many years in the Student Counselling Service of Bath University I have considerable experience in counselling students and offer some reduced rate spaces to students in full-time education.
The way we think and feel about ourselves profoundly influences our self-esteem, behaviour and how we deal with life. Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy, Positive Neuroplasticity and the Neuroscience of Emotions are more recent approaches to the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy which I am particularly interested in. They underline the crucial connection of body and mind and explain the ways in which emotions and thoughts both shape our mood states and how we deal with and feel in life on a daily basis. Becoming more aware of and paying closer attention to internal feeling states, moods and thoughts my clients find they are more attuned to their needs and gain more realistic perspectives in all sorts of situations and relationships which in turn can become really transformative with states of depression and anxiety, with stress, negative thinking and low self-confidence.
I offer counselling sessions in English and German.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
- Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (BCPC)
- MA, Modern European Cultural History (University of Warwick)
- First State Exam German and History (University of Goettingen)
- PGCE German and History
I have experience as a counsellor in a range of different settings:
- in Private Practice, a GP practice, Employee Assistance Programmes, Bath University Counselling Service, Bath City College Counselling Service.
Prior to becoming a counsellor I taught for 19 years in Secondary and Higher Education in Germany and the UK.
I am a member of
- BACP, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BCPC, Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling
- CAPPP, Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience in Student Counselling having worked for many years at the Bath University Student Counselling Service and I have some concessionary places for students in full-time education.
I am listed as an approved practitioner with Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling to work with students in Counselling training.
Individual sessions last 50 minutes and cost £50.
I also offer some concessionary places for undergraduate students
Concessions offered for
To find out more about my practice, my approach and my background please go to my website www.bathtalkingtherapies.com