Nicola Potter MBACP (Accredited)
Welcome... I am a BACP registered and Accredited integrative counsellor/psychotherapist offering short or long term therapy to individuals and couples.
I am a fully qualified EMDR therapist.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
I provide a comfortable, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore at your own pace, feelings and thoughts you may be struggling with.
My aim is to help individuals gain emotional strength and a greater sense of self in a safe and supportive environment where you are heard, understood and fully accepted for who you are.
I believe you are the expert on yourself, there are no expectations to be anybody other than you!
I will help gently guide you to create the changes you wish, for your own wellbeing.
I value Honesty, integrity and connection, I believe people can be encouraged to find their own answers.
I am comfortable tolerating others distress, fears and silences.. I am confident sitting with emotions and not afraid to feel and challenge them.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
Qualified EMDR therapist working with Trauma related issues.
Certificate in working with Eating Disorders.
I adhere to the BACP (British association of counselling and psychotherapy) ethics and code of practice.
I currently work for the mental health charity MIND with adults where I have several years experience. I have also worked in both primary and secondary school settings Working with young children and adolescents.
I also regularly host a Relationships and Communications Group based on both clients wanting to improve their communications and relationship skills, but also as CPD for practiotioners.
please enquire for next available dates.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also a Nutritionist and specialise in Eating Disorders and changes for health.
I have a special interest in working with women's health, whether it be self esteem issues, fertility and in particular, abusive relationships including narcissistic experiences.
I have experience working with Trauma related issues which include EMDR
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My fees are:
Counselling - £60.00 per therapeutic hour (50mins)
EMDR - £85.00
CBT - £70.00
Couples - £80.00
I offer concessions for students or low incomes.
Availability for therapy can be flexible.
I can offer Fridays. Some afternoon and evening appointments during the week and occasional weekend appointments if necessary.
I work mainly in Sevenoaks with limited availability in Sidcup.
My work involves practice in CBT And EMDR therapy.
In addition my continued professional development includes:
- Trauma and recovery
- Loss and bereavement
- Disassociation and attachment.
- Mental health awareness
- Working with dreams
- Inner child work
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Fridays and weekday afternoon/evenings with occasional Saturday appointments offered.
Types of client