Elaine Potter, MSc Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP
As a counsellor trained as an independent integrative therapist I am able to work in a way which suits each individual. I see counselling as a journey which we embark on together in order for you to understand and deal with the issues which are concerning you.
I work in Sutton, Surrey. Sessions last for 50 minutes and once we have agreed a time, that is your space as long as you wish to continue. I am happy to do both short term and long term work.
I am happy to discuss any issues you wish to bring up, whether you are struggling with specific problems or a more general sense of not dealing with life. I have worked with people with depression, anxiety, relationship problems and many other issues. I also have experience of working with people who have suffered from domestic abuse.
I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Therapeutic Counselling (Greenwich University)
Certificate in Counselling - Levels 1,2,3 (Guildford College)
Freedom programme training
Worked as volunteer counsellor at Sutton Woman's Centre
Worked as a facilitator on CBT courses with Sutton & Merton IAPT
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
£50 (first session no charge as I see it as an opportunity for us to assess how we can work together)
I also have some low cost sessions available.