Psychotherapy in Manchester with Sally Potter
When your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be, psychotherapy can help.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity for you to express your feelings and gain a deeper understanding and insight into particular issues or concerns and how to manage them better.
Psychotherapy sessions are confidential and give you space to talk through troubles or worries in a neutral, non-judgmental environment. This enables you to talk openly and about topics that you might feel uncomfortable discussing with your family or friends.
Sally has had a very positive impact on my life and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with her.
What are the signs that you could benefit from psychotherapy?
There are many different reasons to seek the help of a trained psychotherapist. Most are around feeling your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be. This is often a sign that psychotherapy can help.
The individual issues are numerous but you might identify with one or more of the following:
- You feel overwhelmed too much of the time with an underlying sense of helplessness
- An emotional issue doesn’t seem to be resolving itself despite your efforts and those of friends, family or colleagues
- Concentration is poor and you find it hard to focus on work or daily activities
- You are anxious, are worrying constantly and have a feeling of dread that the worst will happen
- You feel that your habits are causing you or others harm or distress – drink, drugs, uncontrollable anger, etc
How does psychotherapy help?
As your psychotherapist I can help you gain an understanding of what lies behind the particular issue or concern.
I work with you offering a neutral, objective and accepting approach, giving you an environment to talk openly and with confidence.
Depending on the nature of your concern or issue, I might help you see the problem differently or find another way to cope with what is troubling you and even find ways to change your response when faced with it in the future.
My expectations have shifted a little now so my feelings regarding relationships are healthier and I am able to make decisions that are better for me.
What concerns or issues can I discuss in psychotherapy?
Many clients wonder if their ‘problem’ is something that a psychotherapist can help with. When someone makes an enquiry it is often the first question asked.
There is no exhaustive list on the issues or areas that psychotherapy can help with. Some of the more common reasons that people seek my help are:
- Addictions, both physical and emotional
- Anger and aggression
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- ‘Baby Blues’ and post natal depression
- Bereavement and grief – after a death or the loss of someone close to you
- Bullying and harassment
- Depression and mood swings
- Childhood abuse and trauma
- Coping with painful memories or thoughts
- Low confidence and self esteem
- Parenting and step-parenting issues
- Redundancy – coping with its threat or dealing with the aftermath
- Relationship issues, either while in a relationship or when single
- Coping with retirement when you feel you have lost your purpose in life
- Sexuality and sexual orientation concerns
- Stress, overwhelm and work/life balance
A Bit More about my Approach and Assumptions
Memories that stem from a dysfunctional history can adversely affect our enjoyment of life on a daily basis. Disappointment and unmet needs from our past can impair our perception of the present. We unintentionally transfer past dissatisfactions onto present-day experiences and opportunities.
My training and experience encompass a range of therapeutic elements: attachment theory, cognitive behavioural approaches, both systemic and psychodynamic traditions, and the body-mind system in Pesso Boyden therapy.
Many of my clients return to join a Pesso Boyden Therapy group. This offers the chance to refresh their newly-discovered perspectives on life and reinforce their inner hero by following up on an initial life-changing programme of psychotherapy with Sally.
The 1-2-1 work helped me through some tough times and enabled me to become more aware of my perceptions and expectations regarding difficult family relationships.
Take your first step to resolving your issue: contact Sally