Nicola Potter MBACP (Accredited)
Welcome. . . I am a BACP registered and Accredited integrative counsellor 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
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.
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 disorder
- 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
Thanks for reading my profile. :)
My fees are £55 per therapeutic hour (50mins)
£75 for couples
I offer concessions for students or low incomes.
Availability for therapy can be flexible. I can offer Fridays, some afternoon and evening appointments and some weekend appointments if necessary.
i work mainly in Sevenoaks with limited availability in Sidcup.
My work involves practice in CBT
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