Heather Potter, B.Sc(Hons) Integrative Counselling, MUKCP, MBACP, DipNLP
Bury St. Edmunds
Counselling can help individuals and couples to develop skills to deal with problems positively. Are you experiencing relationship issues? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression or low self esteem? Is there conflict at home or work, major change in your life or are you seeking recovery from loss or bereavement? By exploring your thinking patterns and feelings and reflecting on your behaviours, I can support you to understand your problems to help you cope and live a more fulfilling life.
In my work with both couples and individuals, I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is a key factor in the healing process. I work in an integrative way, using a range of counselling approaches, including person-centred, cognitive based therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and solution focused therapy but most importantly I consider the whole person and the individual’s needs. I offer face-to-face and a telephone counsellng service. My previous professional experience working in a large organisation adds value to my counselling approach. I also provide a counselling service for adolescents, bringing creative counselling techniques to help work through their difficulties.
I am an approved service supplier for BUPA, and have worked for several Employee Assistance Services, University Campus Suffolk, Meningitis Trust, Red Arc Care Services and ITV's Jeremy Kyle Show.
As well as my professional counselling Degree, I have additional training and experience as an anger management counsellor and couples counsellor. I have worked with small groups offering therapeutic training for anger management, depression management, anxiety management and confidence and self esteem. In addition, I work as a volunteer counsellor with Survivors in Transition, an organisation supporting adults who have survived childhood sexual abuse.
My main practise is near Bury St Edmunds (approximately 20 minutes from Ipswich, just off the A14). As well as working in private practice, in 2010 I established a new counselling agency in Suffolk (Positive Pathways www.positive-pathways.org.uk) to meet the growing need for psychological therapies to improve the health and well being of individuals.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc(Hons) Integrative Counselling
Diploma Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Certificate Couples Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy training
Certificate Domestic Abuse Awareness
Certificate Responding to Violence and Abuse
Certificate Effective Interventions for Domestic Abuse
Certificate Honour Based Violence and Diverse Community Issues
Anger Management Training
Anxiety Management Training
Workshops attended include:
Grief and Bereavement Counselling, Coping with Depression, Psychosis, Sexual Anxiety and Mental Health, Relationships Ending: the Impact, Journey and Recovery, Living well with Dementia, Domestic Abuse Tools for Practitioners, Couples Counselling, Eating Disorders, Mindfulness
Facilitated workshops for Suffolk MIND, including:
Anxiety 6 week course
Anger Manager 10 week course
Depression 6 week course
Confidence and self esteem 6 week course
Counsellors in training - providing both therapy and supervision for all modalities
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
My fees are based on a sliding scale according to income: couples standard fee is £60.00, individuals £50.00.
Telephone counselling sessions £50.00 for a 50 minute session.
Any queries about counselling? Do not hesitate to ring me on 07533 868110.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer face to face and telephone supervision, based on my integrative counselling approach. My counselling supervision training was completed at Essex University.