Lucy Potter, Humanistic Counsellor, PGDip, MBACP.
Hello, I am a fully qualified Humanistic Counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer both short and longer-term counselling to adult individuals. I provide a confidential, caring and compassionate setting where we can work together at your pace to help you make sense of the challenges you may be facing in your life.
Perhaps you have a very clear idea of what you want to bring to counselling, where you are struggling with a specific issue or problem that you want to better understand and work through. Or maybe you just feel lost, stuck, unhappy or confused and want to make sense of what's going. Talking to a professional counsellor means sharing your concerns in a safe and confidential relationship with someone who will listen deeply, won't judge and who can facilitate you to work through difficult issues and support you in making the changes you would like to make in order to live the life you want.
About How I Work
My style of working is collaborative, down-to-earth and responsive to you as an individual. During sessions together, I can help you to explore what’s happening for you, examine how you are feeling and help you gain insight into the relationship between your experiences and the way you feel, think and behave. I believe that by developing a deeper awareness of ourselves and our experiences, we can uncover new ways of understanding old problems and create greater opportunities for fulfilment and change.
I have experience of working with adults facing a broad range of issues such as; anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, anger, loss and relationship difficulties. In addition to my current private practice, in the past I have worked for a counselling agency providing low-cost counselling to the Brighton community and have also worked as a volunteer counsellor for a charity providing support to people struggling with gambling addictions as well as those affected in relationships with problem gamblers.
As a member of the BACP I abide by their code of ethics and professional confidentiality. I am fully insured.
Finding a counsellor that is right for you is really important. For this reason I offer an initial 50minute introductory meeting for a reduced fee of £20. This first session is offered with no obligation to continue, rather as an opportunity for us to meet and discuss what it is that brings you to counselling and how we might work together to support you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Brighton University
- CPCAB L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - Varndean College
- BA Hons History with Italian - University of Sussex
Some Additional Relevant Training
- CBT with Heart, Foundations of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Hemmings Field Associates
- Moving Your Practice Online - Online Therapy Institute
- Transactional Analysis 101 - UKATA
- Gamcare Recovery Training - Counselling for Problem Gambling & Affected Others
I am committed to my own ongoing professional development which means that I regularly attend clinical supervision as well as various psychotherapy and counselling trainings, workshops and seminars.
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
I offer an initial introductory 50minute session for a reduced fee of £20. Following the initial session, further 50minute sessions cost £40 and are usually arranged on a weekly basis.
Concessions may be available, so please do get in touch to discuss further if you would like to.