Pam Potter MBACP
Developing a deeper understanding of your own emotions, behaviour or thoughts is the key to making positive life changes and through a trusting relationship with the right counsellor you can achieve that understanding.
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and offer a warm, understanding, confidential and non-judgemental environment within which you can explore uncomfortable or painful aspects of your life to help you to develop that understanding and achieve those positive changes.
I think that finding the right counsellor is like shopping for the right pair of shoes: you may have to try a few before you find the perfect fit. For this reason I do offer a free initial consultation so that you can get a feel for how I work and decide whether I am somebody you could work with.
I work hard to maintain the highest professional standards and attend regular monthly supervision. I am also a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
If you have any questions or would like to arrange an initial session you are more than welcome to contact me via phone or email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I run my own private counselling practice from home and I also work alongside a volunteer organisation that offers short term counselling for NHS patients at a local GP Practice.
My client work has covered a broad spectrum of issues including depression, loss, grief, anxiety, anger, shame and relationship issues.
I have a foundation degree in Humanistic Counselling (Distinction) with a strong focus on working within the Transactional Analysis approach to understanding human behaviour. I actively attend further training to ensure that I continue to improve my counselling skills.
I have undertaken further training in Couples Counselling, Gestalt and CBT approaches to counselling.
I also teach Level 3 counselling theory, including CBT and integrative approaches, on a part time basis to students who are in the early stages of their counselling skills training.
I am currently studying for my CTA and an MSc at The Berne Institute where I will continue to develop my skills as a psychotherapist.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer the initial session free so that you can work out if you feel comfortable with me.
All further sessions will be £45.00.
I offer the initial one hour session free in order for you to get a sense of how I work and to decide if you would like to work with me.
All further sessions will be 90 minutes long and will be £55.00. Unless the client requests weekly sessions I usually see couples bi-weekly.
Sessions begin no earlier than 9.00 a.m. and my last sessions in the evenings start no later than 7.30 p.m.
Weekend sessions may be available and can be agreed at the time of requesting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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From Monday to Friday my appointments start from 9.00 a.m. and my last appointment of the day is 7.30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday sessions are by prior arrangement.
Types of client