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About me

Hi, I'm Brenda, I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor.

I'm experienced in using techniques from a range of therapies, enabling me to tailor my approach to the individual needs of my clients. I provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.

I have helped clients with issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, problems in the workplace, relationship difficulties, family issues, domestic violence & abuse, bereavement and loss, self harm, unemployment, lack of confidence and low self esteem. You are welcome to contact me to discuss your specific needs.

Getting started.

I offer a free telephone consultation which will give you the opportunity to discuss what you hope to get from counselling and to ask any questions. I offer long and short term counselling face to face, online and over the telephone. 

Please get in touch to arrange your call, I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

  • Grief & Bereavement Counselling Diploma Pass with Distinction
  • Child Counselling Diploma Pass with Distinction
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling Practice with CommendationNC
  • FE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory

My work experience includes: working in private practice, working as a Counsellor in a school, 7 years working as a Counsellor for a local charity offering services to women, men and young people. Working as an Online Counsellor at a Young People's Project for young people aged between 11 and 25. Working for a Domestic Violence and Abuse charity as a Women’s Counsellor.

I am constantly seeking continuous development and have attended many training courses as part of my personal and professional development including:

  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Confidence Building and Assertiveness
  • Creativity in Counselling
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Suicide and Depression
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid

Member organisations

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions last for 50 minutes and usually take place weekly.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

If you would like to check my current availability please get in touch.

Bedlington
Northumberland
NE22

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
Brenda Potts Registered Member MBACP

Brenda Potts Registered Member MBACP