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Erika Wiesenmueller-Potter, MA, Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred)

Bath, Somerset, BA1 1NA
07900 178581 07900 178581 Registered / Accredited
Bath, Somerset, BA1 1NA

About me

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

Professional Experience

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.

Member Organisations:

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Individual sessions last 50 minutes and cost £50.

I also offer some concessionary places for  undergraduate students

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Further information

To find out more about my practice, my approach and my background please go to my website www.bathtalkingtherapies.com

Abbey Practice
15A Cheap Street
Bath
Somerset
BA1 1NA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages German

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Adults
Erika Wiesenmueller-Potter, MA, Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred)

Erika Wiesenmueller-Potter, MA, Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred)