Sally Potter, MBACP Accred, RelationshipTherapist, South Manchester

Sally Potter, MBACP Accred, RelationshipTherapist, South Manchester



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About me

I specialise in helping clients learn more about themselves and ways they have come to adapt to constraints and dissatisfactions. And to move to more satisfying ways of living.

I believe our life purpose is to become who we really are.  We are innately creatures of pleasure, satisfaction, meaning and connectedness.  We lose track of these core essentials through the hurts and difficulties of living in an imperfect world.  Finding our way to live these natural basic truths is the journey of a life well-lived, and the prime concern of psychotherapy.

Through working on myself I am aware what a challenge it is to change limiting patterns and habits of a lifetime.  I also know it is possible to do so, and I have years of dedicated training and experience that help me help others.

In my first career I taught eleven to eighteen year olds and led a successful English department.  I continue my teaching passion today as Programme Director of a powerful personal development programme at Cranfield School of Management. I also coordinate and lead official UK Training in the Pesso Boyden method. For the past nineteen years I have been an executive coach. I bring these interrelated experiences, my love of learning and my curiosity about people to my work with clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

2015: Accredited as Pesso Boyden Trainer (PBSP Institute)
2013: Accredited as Pesso Boyden Supervisor (PBSP Institute)
2011-12: Certified as Trainer and as Facilitator in UK THRIVE initiative of Penn Resilience Programme
2011: MA in Relationship Therapy with Distinction (University of Hull)
2010: Accredited as Pesso Boyden Therapist (PBSP Institute)
2007 - present: bi-annual Advanced Psychology seminars (Dr Alexis Johnson, Centre for Intentional Living)
2006 - 2008: Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy (University of Hull)
2005: Couples Counselling Training (Relate)
2002 - present: annual advanced training with Al Pesso (PBSP Institute)
2003 - 2007: Survey of Psychology Programme (Centre for Intentional Living)
2000 - 2004: Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor Training (PBSP Institute)
2000 - present: Advanced Coach & Trainer (Centaur Leadership)
1998 - 2001: Fitness / Gym Instructor Training (YMCA)
1996 - 2000: Bioenergetics and Body Reading (Centaur Leadership)
1991:  Msc Education Management         
1975:  BA hons English Language and Literature

Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management 2004 - present

Facilitator / presenter on programmes at Cranfield School of Management:
  2000 - present: Increasing Personal Power
  2008 - present: coach, bespoke Women's Leadership Programme (Ernst & Young)
  2003 - 2009: Organisational and Interpersonal Skills
  1998 - 2004: Empowering Women Managers 
  1996 - 2009: Managing People Effectively

Relationship therapist and trainer at Relate 2005 - 2012

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pesso Boyden Therapy


To be discussed on making contact

Further information

One of the most powerful therapeutic approaches I use, in one-to-one work, group work and in corporate coaching in the business realm, is the Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor - a deep integrative method for coaching and therapy. I'm one of five accredited Pesso Boyden therapists in the UK. I am also an accredited supervisor and trainer in this approach. The practical applications of the Pesso Boyden method range from parenting, to couples work, to management development. I offer introductory talks and demonstrations to therapist learning-groups, coaching network groups and to others interested in learning more.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M20
London, EC4A

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I see clients weekly when they are in crisis, but otherwise once every two or weeks or monthly, as suited to each person's situation. I offer a limited number of evening & weekend sessions.