Brenda Potts

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Registered Member MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bedlington NE22 & Newcastle Upon Tyne NE13
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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 meet your individual needs. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.

I have helped clients with: anxiety, depression, stress, sleep issues, 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 Commendation
  • NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory

My work experience includes: working in private practice, working as a Counsellor in a school, Working with adults, children and Young people affected by Cancer, 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
  • Sleep Masterclass
  • Suicide and Depression
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions last for 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit , or contact this professional directly

Brenda Potts
Brenda Potts