Barbara Mitchels PhD, FBACP (Snr Accred), BACP Registered
0870 405 1957
Watershed's Professional Supervision and Consultancy Service
Watershed's Counselling, Supervision and Consultancy Service is run by Dr Barbara Mitchels, PhD, LL.B., FBACP (Senior Accred), BACP Registered Practitioner.
Barbara has twentyfive years post qual experience in counselling and psychotherapy, working in a variety of settings including private and GP practice, a university counselling service, hospital and emergency services support, and work based employee assistance programmes. She qualified in Counselling Supervision at UEA. She also was a Law Society accredited Family Mediator, with experience in community mediation (now retired from this role). Barbara writes widely - her books and papers are relevant to counselling, ethical practice and the law, including confidentiality and record keeping, counselling in different contexts, traumatic stress, safeguarding and child law.
- Counselling and psychotherapy
- Professional supervision
- Mentoring and professional support
- Consultancy in professional dilemmas
- Development Workshops see (www.watershedcounselling.co.uk) for workshops lists
- Publications and Training Resources (see website www.therapylaw.co.uk)
Supervision can be face to face, or online.
For more information see the Watershed website - www.watershedcounselling.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling and Psychotherapy; Professional Supervision, Mentoring and Consultancy Support
Dr Barbara Mitchels is the Director of Watershed Counselling Service, with over twenty five years post qual experience in counselling and psychotherapy, working in a variety of settings including private and GP practice, a university counselling service, emergency services support, and work based employee assistance programmes.
Professional qualifications held in counselling and psychotherapy, and in counselling supervision, also post qualification training in a variety of therapeutic modalities including specialist treatments for trauma. A Fellow of BACP and BACP Registered Practitioner (Senior Accredited).
I really enjoy supervision and mentoring, and working with groups and individuals. (For more details, see the supervision section)
Publications, CPD Workshops and Courses
I combine the experience of counselling and mediation in writing books and developing training resources for therapists and social workers on topics related to therapy and the law, mediation, forensic and safeguarding issues.
I enjoy running CPD workshops and courses for practitioners. The topics range widely and include best practice; confidentiality and records; therapists and the courts; working with children and vulnerable adults; traumatic stress; early years development and resilience; and legal issues relevant to therapy practice.
For lists of current workshops and publications for sale, see www.watershedcounselling.co.uk.
See also TherapyLaw, the consultancy support and resource service for therapists at www.therapylaw.co.uk.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mentoring and Professional Support
Problem solving and decision making
Work and career planning
Adjustment and loss
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs and circumstances. Special rates may be agreed for specific circumstances.
Fees are negotiable for:
- Counselling and psychotherapy
- Professional Supervision
- Mentoring and Professional Support
Watershed undertakes private and publicly funded work.
Watershed accepts, as appropriate, self-referred private clients and supervisees. Also appropriate referrals for clients and supervisees are accepted from local authorities, agencies and organisations.
Watershed will work in liaison with other professionals in the provision of commissioned consultancy work.
Watershed works within the current Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, see www.bacp.co.uk.
Enhanced DBA certificate held.
DPA registration applies.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Work hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 5pm. Some evening appointments, subject to availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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