Therapist Guildford

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Based in Guildford, Surrey, Emma Potts is a licensed and experienced therapist and nurse, offering private mental health services based on evidence-based psychological treatments. With extensive experience from different sectors of the NHS in various approaches of psychotherapy and counseling, Emma has helped a wide range of young people and clients.

Emma Pott

Therapist Guildford

As an experienced professional willing to offer psychotherapy in a non judgemental environment, Emma specializes in helping people who are dealing with a range of issues that can affect their mental health, including:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Depression
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Loss of identity
  • Low self-esteem
  • OCD
  • Phobias
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-harm
  • Sexuality
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Work-related stress
  • And more

 

The list above is non-exhaustive, with both short-term and long-term psychotherapy and counselling services available, dedicated to finding the strategy that is right for the individual.

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Types of therapy on offer

Emma is dedicated to ensuring the best mental health care for the individual and, as such, offers a range of different treatment approaches she is experienced in. Here are some of the approaches she may use to help:

  • Integrative Psychotherapy: Drawing on different therapeutic approaches, such as psychodynamic, humanistic and behavioural, this approach focuses on long-term, understanding thought processes and current actions, and how they can be linked to our past experiences. This can allow one to address underlying root causes, opening the way for change, especially in the case of recurrent problems or paths of thought and behaviour.
  • Counselling: This short-term approach, usually lasting a few weeks or months, is focused on offering support, guidance and education in the face of single pressing issues, such as bereavement, workplace stress or the breakdown of a relationship.
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: A NICE-recommended therapy for the treatment of self-harm, suicidality and impulsive behaviours, DBT is usually a year-long program including weekly 1:1 sessions, skills group therapy, and telephone coaching that can teach skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Mentalization-Based Therapy: A form of psychotherapy that is designed to help clients make better sense of their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and wishes, so that they can better understand their behaviours and actions, which can help change them, including both 1:1 and group therapy.
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Used to treat a wide range of conditions, including anxiety, depression and psychosis, this therapy helps to identify unhelpful thoughts or patterns of behaviour, teaching coping mechanisms to deal with emotional triggers and leading to potential behavioural change.
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How Emma can help

With 10 years of experience in both the NHS and the private sector, Emma has worked in inpatient and community mental health settings, including being instrumental in the set-up of the provision of personality disorder and trauma services in the NHS. Aside from her experience and range of academic qualifications, Emma aims to work to the comfort and convenience of the individual through a client-based approach that incorporates all of her disciplines to tailor her approach directly to the needs of the client.

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‘I was really nervous about seeing a therapist as I didn’t actually know what was ‘wrong’ but Emma really understood me and I felt at ease during the assessment. She’s not just a ‘how does that make you feel’ therapist which I find patronising, she’s practical and genuine.’

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‘I feel a lot more insightful to my problems and why I think the way that I do, and do the things that I do. Everything seems to finally make sense.’

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‘My life has changed over the last year, I never believed I’d be any different but I now have friends and a job.’

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‘I’ll always be grateful for you never giving up on me even when I gave up on myself’

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