Saff Mitten - Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Coach. (MA, BA Hons, PG Dip, MBACP)
13 John Princes Street
53 Davies Street
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist experienced in helping individuals successfully address a wide range of issues including:
- Relationship problems (including working with those who are single and want to meet a partner)
- Career challenges/problems/stress, or a desire to change careers
- Feeling unhappy or unfulfilled
- Low self esteem or confidence
- Traumatic experiences from the past or present
- Creative challenges or blocks
- Making decisions about significant life changes like relocating, moving in with a partner or starting a family
- And many other issues...
My integrative approach as a therapist means I am experienced in working with a number of core therapeutic disciplines. As a result I am able to tailor the way I work to meet your individual needs, rather than being prescriptive. However, in all the work I do I aim to provide a warm, supportive, collaborative, and at times gently challenging space, to help you explore, make sense of, and successfully work through the particular issues you are facing.
Additionally, I also work as a coach, drawing upon my therapeutic skills and some coaching training with The Coaching Academy, along with NLP, CBT, creative problem solving, mindfulness and psychological techniques. See the bottom of this page for a bit more information about my coaching work.
Types of Clients I See
I have worked with men and women from all backgrounds and walks of life, with varying careers and life experiences. As such, I am as comfortable working with senior partners and managing directors of organisations as I am university students.
Over the years the types of clients I have worked with has included those in the media and TV industries, advertising, business, banking and finance, law, PR and marketing, actors and writers, interior, graphic and web designers, musicians, research and strategy consultants, IT consultants, fitness consultants and many others. I have also worked with adults of all different ages and from many different countries/cultures including Irish, American, Australian, New Zealander and European expats. Whilst I also have considerable experience of working with refugees.
I practice from two comfortable and well positioned therapy rooms, both in Central London, W1. One is based on Davies Street in Mayfair, moments from Bond Street station. The other is on John Princes Street, literally around the corner from Oxford Circus and close to Cavendish Square.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
- UKCP accredited Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (with Distinction) from Middlesex University.
- UKCP accredited Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Minster Centre, one of the leading therapy training institutions in the UK and Europe.
- BACP accredited Integrative Counselling Diploma from the Minster Centre
- Registered member of the BACP.
In addition to my years working in private practice, I have worked at Wandsworth Association of Psychotherapists, a private counselling service in South London. And I have been a counsellor at The Mapesbury Clinic in North-West London, a specialist charitable counselling service offering short term therapy to refugees and asylum seekers dealing with trauma, PTSD, high levels of anxiety, clinical depression and cultural issues.
Prior to becoming a counsellor and psychotherapist I worked as a research and branding consultant for over 14 years, many of those years in a senior director level position working closely with advertising agencies, marketing companies and management in consumer organisations. As such, I have a good understanding and appreciation of the high stress, high pressure jobs that many people in the business, creative and corporate worlds are faced with and how this can impact on their lives more broadly.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
My fee ranges between £75-85 per session, dependent on time of day - both for counselling/psychotherapy and coaching.
Skype sessions are charged at £60 for daytime and £70 for evenings.
I also offer a few reduced fee slots for those who cannot afford the full fee, dependent on availability, so do enquire if this is something you might need.
Alongside psychotherapy and counselling, I offer coaching for those people who want to focus on an issue or topic that needs less self analysis and feels more goal and action-oriented.
I have successfully worked with coaching clients on many issues including developing and achieving creative goals, career objectives and career change, business development, health and lifestyle goals, dating, work life balance and more.
At times I also offer a combination of coaching and therapy if that suits a clients needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments Monday - Thursday.
Types of client