Richard Potts Counselling and Psychotherapy Reading (Berkshire) and Wallingford (Oxfordshire)

Professional Qualifications and Experience

About me and how I work
Helping others has always been a powerful motivation and, following my own life experience, I became a counsellor and psychotherapist as a meaningful and effective way to support individuals.

I am fully qualified and accredited by both the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and also the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) as a Registered Individual Member. Having trained as an Integrative, Transpersonal Psychotherapist I have experience in various approaches including:

  • CBT, NLP and other cognitive approaches
  • Person-centred (Rogerian)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Gestalt
  • Existential
  • Transpersonal

    Having experience in many areas helps tailor sessions and an approach to you rather than having to fit to a rigid method - and also means there are varied tools in the cupboard we can try as appropriate.

    I've now been active for over 12 years, initially setting-up and running cancer support groups at The Olive Tree (then affiliated to Macmillan Cancer Support and Crawley NHS Hospital).

    Professional Accreditation
    UK Council for Psychotherapy
    Member BACP Register

    Formal training
  • Trauma Focussed CBT with Noreen Tehrani Associates
  • Diploma in Integrative, Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy 4 year Diploma at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), London.
  • Foundation Course in Counselling and Psychotherapy 1 year course also at CCPE.
  • Psychiatric Placement at Liverpool Mersey Care NHS Trust, Community Mental Health Team.
  • Psychiatric DSM IV study modules
  • Various Continuing Professional Development courses, particularly focussing on cancer patients and younger people.

    Being a therapist doesn't mean being in a completely different world!
    In addition to qualifying in Psychotherapy and Counselling, I have previously been had considerable corporate and charity management experience and my orginal degree is in Mechanical Engineering. I also spent 5 years in the RAF VRT.

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