Barbara Mitchels PhD, FBACP (Snr Accred), BACP Registered
Watershed's Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy, Supervision and Consultancy Service
Watershed's Counselling & Psychotherapy, 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 wide range of settings including private and GP practice, a university counselling service, professional staff support for hospital and emergency services, employee assistance programmes, and providing professional supervision for therapists working in a variety of services.
Barbara 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 for vulnerable adults and children and child law.
- Counselling and psychotherapy
- Professional supervision
- Mentoring and professional support
- Consultancy in professional dilemmas
- Professional Development (CPD) Workshops see (www.watershedcounselling.co.uk) for workshop topic lists
- Publications and Training Resources (see website www.therapylaw.co.uk)
Professional 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, a BACP Registered Practitioner (Senior Accredited) and Fellow of BACP, with over twenty five years post qualification experience in counselling and psychotherapy, working in a wide variety of settings including private and GP practice, a university counselling service, healthcare and emergency services support, and work based employee assistance programmes.
Professional qualifications include a Diploma in counselling and psychotherapy; University of East Anglia qualification in in counselling supervision; also post-qualification training in a variety of therapeutic modalities including the principles of CBT and specialist treatments for trauma. Barbara has undertaken work in the Balkans for UNICEF and other agancies, and her PhD research included , and the relationship of traumatic stress to post-war peacebuilding. Her books and journal papers are mainly on topics related to therapy and the law, ethics, post-traumatic stress, and supporting vulnerable witnesses.
(For more details, see the supervision section)
Publications, CPD Workshops and Courses
Available all around the UK: interactive, discussive workshops,
Workshop topics are relevant to therapy and the law, ethics and best practice, mediation, working with trauma and supporting vulnerable witnesses in the court process :
- confidentiality and record keeping
- maintaining best practice
- legal issues for therapists and supervisors
- supporting children and vulnerable adults in the court process
- traumatic stress
- forensic and safeguarding issues
For lists of current workshops and publications for sale, see www.watershedcounselling.co.uk.
For lists of current workshops and publications, 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
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
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: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. Some evening / Sat appointments, subject to availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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