Jakub Przemek Potorski, Psychotherapeutic therapist and Sexual Health Counsellor
23 Whitehall Gardens
10 The Shrubberies
I perceive psychotherapy as an opportunity to create a trusted bond with you, essential to enhance your awareness of the both; destructive relational patterns and mechanisms from your life and to offer empathy and acceptance which is vital to support you in making a satisfactory change.
I believe that counselling is a co-created relationship where a client as well as a practitioner 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.
I offer long and short term psychotherapeutic counselling and length of therapy can be discussed during our first meeting. This will depend on the aim of a therapy as well as the depth of the problem which you are struggling with.
As a bilingual professional, I offer counselling sessions in both, English and Polish language.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed the studies in:
- Dip. Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Dip. Sexology (Sexual Health and Gender Problems)
- Dip. Applied Psychology
- BSc in Sociology with specialization on processes of human communication.
- I am currently a senior trainee of MSc Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy programme at Metanoia Institute in London.
I am a member of:
- British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP); 373084
- International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA)
- Metanoia Institute in London
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are:
For individuals a 50 minute session is £50.
For couples a 60 minute session is £70.
I have limited availability for a reduced rate if you are on a low income. The minimum fee for a low-cost counselling session is £30 for individuals and £50 for couples.
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||English and Polish|
Types of client