Dr Chloe Paidoussis Mitchell, CPsychol, AFBPsS
A Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the BPS, HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and Supervisor in private clinical practice. A senior lecturer in Counselling Psychology and Director of Studies for 10 Phd Students in London. An Author and Qualitative Researcher with a particular interest in Trauma, Resilience and Growth.
I run a Counselling Psychology practice in the UK offering one to one or group therapy to clients experiencing psychological distress, emotional & psychological disturbance. I most often work with anxiety and depression associated with traumatic life events and loss. I also often work with people who are experiencing difficulties with eating, engage in self harming and are coping with frightening panic attacks.
Suffering in life is inevitable. At some stage all of us will experience difficult emotions and psychological pain. My view is that distressing thoughts and emotions are “a call to attention.” Really looking inwards when feeling sad, upset, torn and confused involves a personal search for meaning. With practice, meaning can emerge in the most adverse of conditions and when it does, people experience a stronger sense of personal resilience, courage, dignity and a feeling of real personal growth.
In my sessions, clients find a safe space to reflect on what it’s like for them to be them and what life’s really been like. We focus on what matters and who they feel they are – exploring the quality of their relationship with themselves, with significant others and with their life’s meaningful projects. Questions of how to carry on living in the face of adversity and how to engage with what it is like and what it means to have choice, freedom, responsibility to choose well, and attend to what it means to face death are often present in the therapeutic discussions. The approach is philosophical rather than medical or expert.
I have experience of treating Acute Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Eating Disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia, Trauma, Complicated Grief, PTSD, Traumatic Bereavement, neglect in childhood, abandonment, child abuse, self harming, gambling, alcoholism, long-term illness, terminal illness, acute pain syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), mid life issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Associate Fellow of the BPS and hold a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DcPsyc), a BA(Hons) in Psychology, a Certificate in Coaching, and a Foundation Certificate in Counselling. My doctoral research was focused on the psychological treatment of Traumatic Loss and I continue to publish work on this. My particular area of expertise lies in working with meaning, the reconstruction of meaning and the existential confrontation with life's givens.
I have 15 years of clinical experience of working with psychological problems associated with Traumas, Anxiety, Panic, Loss, Self Harming, Addiction, Depression, Bereavement, Complicated Grief, Separation, Family breakdown, Domestic abuse, Rape, PTSD, Acute Depression, Bipolar Disorder.
I am also an experienced Leaderships/Executive Coach - having carried out one to one sessions to help clients develop skills to deal with change, manage team and people issues, cope with conflicting priorities, deal with issues surrounding absurdity, meaninglessness, freedom, endings, anxiety.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Group therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
The fees are agreed in consultation with you, during our first meeting.
Reduced rate possible for Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology students: £50
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday (8am - 9 pm)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a British Psychological Society registered Clinical Skills Supervisor and offer one to one or group supervision to Counselling Psychologists and Psychotherapists. .View supervision profile