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Deborah Potts Counselling

Ipswich, Suffolk

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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As a human givens psychotherapist and counsellor, (based near Ipswich) I'm proud to offer practical, fast and effective help to anyone suffering from depression, anxiety and stress, panic attacks, PTSD, phobias, OCD, anger, addictions, low self-esteem, self harm, bereavement, insomnia and more.

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10 January 2021

I was referred to Deborah Potts by my employers Occ Health dept. as a result of reappearance of symptoms related to a pre existing PTSD diagnosis, triggered by workplace trauma.
As an older and fairly senior male employee, I followed the stereotype and was initially mildly sceptical of my need for counselling and mental health intervention during a very stressful episode in my career.
However, after the first couple of sessions it became apparent to both Deborah and I that I was not a well man and was going to need support from her and other professionals to get through the ordeal.
I am delighted to say that with her low key and very objective approach, I came out the other side, older, wiser and not as broken as I would have otherwise been.

Her sympathetic and empathic manner was just the therapy I needed. With her expert support, calming and comfortable environment, and technique tailored to my needs, I was able to cope and was able to re-assure my wife and family that I was in good hands. They saw a remarkable improvement in my ability to remain calm and collected, which was mirrored by the measurement tools she uses to assess efficacy and progress.
I have no hesitation in recommending Deborah to those commissioning her services, or to prospective clients - five star rating from me.
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30 December 2020

Counselling

I liked working with Deb because I felt like she never judged me for anything I said. Some little things worried me, but Deb has never made me feel like I am wasting her time with these small worries.
She is always so welcoming and kind. Always working in ways that you want, let's you take the lead on your session which I love, there is times when you just want to sit and rant or you just wanted a quick phone call to check in and Deb would always be more than wiling to accommodate your needs.
I can honestly say Deb has made me look at life in a completely different way since having her sessions and I will forever be grateful for that.
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29 December 2020

Counselling

Debbie has been amazing during my low points. With constant guidance and support when I have been unsure how to cope and deal with different issues that have happened. Also throughout the pandemic with phone calls when we were in lockdown to continue the support More...

27 December 2020

I had never heard of Human Givens therapy until a friend recommended Deb to me. Having had many forms of therapy over the years that had little to no effect, I went ahead and made an appointment with Deb - I’m so pleased I did!

Human Givens therapy has changed my life for the better. Debs’ calm and confident approach to this therapy changed the way I see things and my whole outlook on life. I went from a girl who was lost and unsure to a woman confident in myself and assured of a positive and bright future.

I have since recommended Deb to a family member who is also benefitting from Human Givens. It’s been a joy to see both myself and my family benefit.
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24 July 2020

Very warm, caring professional which makes you feel at ease and more comfortable to talk to. I've never been more clear headed after our sessions. Highly recommended!

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23 July 2020

Counselling

I have had two sessions with Debs so far and have found her to be very professional, approachable and incredibly helpful in helping me with my issues.

I travel about 35 miles for our appointments and she is well worth it. I would highly recommend her.
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23 July 2020

Deborah is highly professional. She has the ability to make you feel comfortable and relaxed in her sessions. She is extremely compassionate and certainly helped me to make my return to work as a nurse possible.

24 April 2020

Deb has a natural warmth and empathy about her which instantly puts you at ease. I have been having sessions with Deb for a few months now, and having tried various other forms of therapy/counselling, I feel that I have finally found someone who fully understands me and has techniques that I can apply to my everyday life that helps with bouts of depression and anxiety. Highly recommend!

22 April 2020

I’ve tried counselling before but have never received the support I needed until I met Deborah! She’s helped in so many ways I cannot thank her enough! Debs is a kind, loving and friendly person and I am so glad I went to her! I would very highly recommend!! More...

18 April 2020

Deb is an amazing counsellor, she puts you at ease very quickly and strikes the right balance between friendly and professional. The Human Givens therapy she uses seems to be really working for me compared to other counselling techniques I’ve tried. (I’ve tried a few!) In a few sessions I’ve made a lot of progress and she gives you techniques to use at home too. I can’t recommend Deb highly enough as a counsellor, she’s also helped other members of my family and we’ve all felt the same. Since coronavirus Deb has offered counselling over the phone which has been really helpful at this awful time! Thank you Deb for everything you’ve done so far for me. More...

17 April 2020

Fantastic therapist would highly recommend if looking for someone to help you with anxiety and depression issues

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26 February 2020

Counselling

Deborah is a very understanding and caring professional who will help in whichever way she can. I have found her very supportive and nothing is too much for her and I have already recommended her to a colleague who is also being supported by her.
She has very good techniques which I currently use and will carry on using in the future.
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26 November 2019

My stable life suddenly began to fall apart following attending an unimaginable horrific incident at work. I was diagnosed with PTSD. My thinking became filled with flashbacks, I was sleep deprived and had regular anger outbursts for no good reason, this all combined with crippling anxiety attacks.I was referred to Debs by Red Poppy. Debs made time to see me immediately and fully supported me throughout the process. She helped me to understand why my brain was functioning the way it was. I received rewind therapy which helped to break the emotional link and I was taught techniques to gain control of the symptoms I was experiencing. I am now back at work and coping well. I can’t thank Debs enough. She’s an amazing lady! More...

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20 November 2019

Deborah is very kind and a good listener, she has helped me tremendously. I strongly advise her!

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13 November 2019

Deborah is very understanding and kind. I would recommend her services to anyone suffering with stress, low self-esteem or anxiety.

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6 November 2019

Deborah is calming, warm and friendly. She is someone that puts you at ease immediately and is extremely easy to talk to. I highly recommend her to anyone suffering from stress/anxiety and the many other issues that Deborah can help you work through. Thank you!

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27 September 2019

Debs understood my needs and listened to anxiety. Friendly and relaxing she help me a lot Thanks Debs

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21 September 2019

Deborah is a fantastic counsellor - friendly, warm, and makes you feel comfortable completely opening up to her. She helped put my mind at rest, and helps to boost your confidence. 5 out of 5 would recommend to others :). More...

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31 August 2019

I highly recommend Debs as an outstanding Counsellor, her friendly, warm personality combined with her extensive knowledge & experience have been vital in enabling me to turn my life around, following extended periods of anxiety and depression that have affected me for 20+ years. The Rewind Technique allowed me to move past traumas and finally look forward to a positive, bright future. More...

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20 July 2019

I went to Deborah because I really needed help with my anxiety as it was taking over my life. I felt drained with it, I was pushing people away. I just wanted to get out of the hole that I was trapped in. The first time I went to debs she was very welcoming she asked a little about my life which I thought was good as I’ve tried many counselling session that are literally like tell me about your life and go out feeling awful. With debs she wasn’t like that at all. We did rewind, hypo-therapy, relaxing therapy and breathing techniques which really worked well. I felt like weight had lifted of my shoulders and I could see light at the end of a tunnel. I felt great after my 2nd session. I would defiantly recommend debs she is wonderful and very helpful. I have my life back now and it feels great. All thanks to debs.
Thanks debs
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2 July 2019

Counselling

Very friendly and professional. Made a big difference.

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2 July 2019

Counselling

Very friendly and professional. Made a really big difference.

30 June 2019

Deborah was very warm and helpful, after only a few sessions I am much calmer and able to deal with emotional situations in a healthier way.

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29 May 2019

Counselling

Deborah is a lovely lady , I felt very relax to talk to her and she gave me time to explain everything . Very understanding and good advice to more forward . I would highly recommend her .

19 May 2019

Debs was so warm and compassionate. She reassured my teenage daughter that she would be able to help her, following a traumatic accident and she did! Within two sessions we were able to see the difference that Debs had made. The “rewind” session was life changing for my daughter and has allowed her to carry on living once more. I highly recommend Debs. More...

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19 May 2019

Really great results. Went to see Deborah recently and with in a few sessions she helped more that other methods and councellor I had Tried for the last three years. She has a calm, and relaxing manor that makes you feel at ease the minute you walk in. Would recommend to anyone. More...

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19 May 2019

I went to see Debs for a number of things, she told me I would feel better after my first session and she was right! I left feeling more positive and with some ideas of how to help me in situations in the future. She is such a warm gentle person and I felt comfortable opening up to her. I would highly recommend her to anyone feeling low or stressed. More...

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13 May 2019

My teenage daughter went to see Debs following a traumatic accident, immediately she made us both feel at ease and that she could genuinely help.

Within two sessions the difference in my daughter was noticeable, with her symptoms disappearing. Debs was able to give her strategies to cope with stress, which will continue to be useful in the future.

Debs was warm and compassionate and I would highly recommend her.
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12 May 2019

Counselling

I went to see Debs for a number of things, she told me I would feel better after my first session and she was right! I left feeling more positive and with some ideas of how to help me in situations in the future. She is such a warm gentle person and I felt comfortable opening up to her. I would highly recommend her to anyone feeling low or stressed. More...

12 May 2019

Would really recommend Deborah Potts Counselling I found it extremely beneficial particularly the rewind technique. Debs is a fantastic counsellor and extremely professional

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11 May 2019

I cannot rate Deborah highly enough. I knew she was the person that would help me as soon as I met her. She’s warm, open and compassionate and really knows her clients and strategies to help them. She has helped me enormously by talking through my problems, particularly with the rewind therapy . More...

3 May 2019

I was referred to Debs via my organisations wellbeing hub. I found the overall experience really positive and cannot speak highly enough of Deborah Potts Counselling service. Debs is very professional and a skilled practitioner, I was initially skeptical about counseling but I have to say it really helped me and I would certainly recommend DPC More...

26 April 2019

Deb is amazing she has helped me a lot, in just a few sessions she helped with my low mood and stress. She also helped other areas of my life. I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends or family More...

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24 April 2019

She has really helped me in only 4 sessions there is a massive improvement in both my mood and stress. she has helped in many areas of my life and I am very grateful and if I have any problems in the future I will not hesitate to return

3 April 2019

Me and my partner both had counselling with Debs for anxiety & depression, and in such a short space of time she got us feeling so positive and motivated which is something I personally hadn’t felt in a long time.
We both had the Rewind Therapy, which completely changed our outlooks on life and how we deal with everyday problems and challenges.
I honestly couldn’t recommend Debs more.
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27 March 2019

Both myself and my daughter have had counselling with Debs.Her warmth and caring nature is apparent from the first minute of meeting. She has been a tower of strength to our family during a difficult time and really knows her stuff. We have with her help been able to move forward.I would describe Debs as a human angel not just a human givens.I couldn't possibly rate her any higher. She is lovely. More...

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19 March 2019

Both myself and my daughter have had counselling with Debs.
Her warmth and caring nature is apparent from the first minute of meeting.
She has been a tower of strength to our family during a difficult time and really knows her stuff. We have with her help been able to move forward.
I would describe Debs as a human angel not just a human givens.
I couldn't possibly rate her any higher. She is lovely.
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12 March 2019

Counselling

Deborah enabled to help me work through my issues, professionally and intently. Highly recommended

12 March 2019

I saw Deborah for anxiety and relationship issues. She taught me some coping mechanisms and enabled me to work through and unscramble some of my own thoughts. Deborah has a very kind and reassuring demeanour and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or see her again. More...

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6 March 2019

Counselling

I’ve been seeing Debs for a mild anger issue which was becoming more frequent and causing concern and strain to both myself and my relationship/family. Once I finally decided to seek help, I found Debs through Bark and felt better speaking to her even after our initial chat on the phone. Whilst I cannot truly say I don’t get angry anymore, Debs has helped me to understand what triggers this behaviour and has taught me techniques to deal with it that I can use in my day-to-day life of having a high pressured job and a very young family. I am so pleased to have met Debs and know where she is if/when I need her in the future, the kettle will be on and she’ll welcome me into her beautiful home to talk about whatever is causing me concern - thank you Debs. More...

25 February 2019

Debs has helped me with my sleeping difficulties caused by anxiety. She has a calming influence and professional approach to her work. I would highly recommend Debs to anyone.

The breathing exercises she taught me have been invaluable. They are easy to do and work every time. Thank you Deb.
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25 February 2019

Deborah is a lovely down to earth therapist. She helped me kick a sugar addition that was damaging my health. Deborah really listened and understood what I needed. She has a great sense of humour and this made my session both relaxing and fun.
Thank you!
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25 February 2019

Nothing but good things to say about how Debs has helped me in my therapy sessions. I was able to talk about my personal issues and gained a lot of confidence within myself with the advise and suggestions I was given on how to face things in a positive way. The guided imagery helped me to relax my mind as well as my body. It helped take me away from my negative thoughts and to a calmer quieter place such as a beach or a forest. I will recommend Debs to anyone in need of help and guidance. More...

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25 February 2019

Deb has a very caring and calming nature. She has helped me through a very difficult time by demonstrating empathy and compassion.  
Deb's methods of relaxation have proved a great benefit to me. I would definitely recommend Deb for all of her assets to this role
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25 February 2019

As a full-time carer for my elderly parents, I had reached a point where I could not cope with my situation anymore. Thankfully, Deb was recommended to me. I went to see her, and straight away she put me at ease. Deb used guided imagery, an incredibly powerful technique to make me feel calm and relaxed. She taught me effective strategies to manage my stress and anxieties.The result was that my sleep improved and I began to feel so much better and able to cope with my situation. I am grateful to Deb for all her help and endless support through such a difficult time. More...

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