Jakub Potorski, Psychotherapist & Sex Counsellor
There are many things that you might find yourself struggling with, such as, trying to seek meaning and purpose in life, work problems, relationship difficulties, addiction or mourning the losses and changes that are happening to our planet. You might be feeling adrift in a rapidly changing world, alone, cut off from others or caught in a trap and doing things that you do not find fulfilling anymore. Perhaps you are angry, anxious, depressed or having thoughts of suicide and you are unsure of how to cope with these feelings.
Identify and explore defence mechanisms that unconsciously crept into your life. Let’s create a space where mutual understanding and trust is highly valued.
I believe that counselling is a co-created relationship where you as well as myself are involved in process, this same way as crew of a sail, who set off the cruise to find your coveted land. As counselling progresses, I, together with you, encounter calm water, undulating seas and stormy weather. Mutual trust is essential in every condition from silence to a gale. Furthermore, I see my work as openness to not-knowing and willingness to explore.
I work with issues which include: anxiety, depression, loneliness, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, sexual stress, trauma, abuse, shame, bereavement, loss and grief, low self-esteem, anger management and overworking amongst many others.
Due to Covid-19 pandemic I’m offering therapy online with end-to-end encrypted video conferencing, and abide to high standards, policies and netiquette of BACP.
I offer long and short term psychotherapy and counselling. As a bilingual professional, I offer counselling sessions in both, English and Polish language.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed the studies in:
- MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy,
- Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy,
- Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA),
- Dip. Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Dip. Sexology (Sexual Health and Gender Problems)
- Dip. Applied Psychology
- BSc in Sociology with specialisation on processes of human communication.
I am a member of:
- British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP); 373084
- International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA)
- Metanoia Institute in London
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are:
For individuals a 50 minute session is £60.
For couples a 60 minute session is £80.
I have successfully helped people with a wide range of issues and emotional difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship and family problems, bereavement, stress and burn-out, addictions, post-traumatic stress and dissociation. I also specialise in helping people of both gender with their sexual health problems; such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, lack of arousal etc. Sometimes the issues are less specific, such as feeling stuck or facing a difficult life change.
In my practice our work can be either structured and goal orientated on solving a particular problem, enhance self-awareness or make a change in particular area, or designed for clients who has no fixed goal but still experiencing mental difficulties. Thus, instead of a clear agenda, unstructured psychotherapy focuses on release of inhibited within a client potential, which is necessary for growth of awareness and experiencing autonomy, spontaneity and intimacy in life.
I believe that psychotherapy is an opportunity to create an empathic bond in the consulting room to enhance capability to recognise destructive mechanisms and challenge them relationally to achieve satisfactory change for the client. I focus in my work on inter-subjectivity, conscious and unconscious processes emerging between and within you as well as myself, which allows me to understand of your unfulfilled needs in depth. I offer a co-creative counselling, and not done to.
The relationship with the therapist is particularly important and it is expected that unconscious conflicts, beliefs, feelings will inevitably find an expression within the therapy, and within the relationship with the therapist. Understanding these provides an opportunity for learning from this experience and is an important part of the psychotherapeutic work.
For more information about my practice contact me on:
Mobile: 0 7765 636 439