We are living in very challenging times. Lockdown, work and financial worries, health and family dynamics are taking their toll for many of us at the moment. Feeling overwhelmed, low or completely numb are all very natural reactions to a crisis of this scale, and talking with someone can help.
In response to Covid-19, Ailie is currently offering telephone and video conferencing sessions to individuals at a reduced rate
Dr Ailie Mitchell is a chartered Counselling Psychologist offering flexible therapeutic approaches encompassing principles of cognitive behavioural therapy and person-centred therapy. Ailie is clinically experienced in working within the NHS and third sector in adult mental health settings and working with children, young people and families within specialist services. Ailie has supported people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, addictions, career stress, bereavement, chronic health conditions, compulsions and relational problems. Ailie is also experienced in offering psychological consultation and training to groups and organisations.
Ailie has a special interest in trauma and the ways in which it can shape us throughout our lives, and impact our relationships and families. Ailie is also interested in women's mental health issues including post-natal depression, birth trauma and relational abuse.
Ailie offers highly individualised therapy packages which are designed collaboratively with you to fit with your budget and needs. Ailie's diverse career background includes working in legal, corporate, social care, health care and educational settings. Ailie has also lived and worked overseas for a number of years. As such, Ailie has a knowledgeable and open-minded approach to people of all backgrounds. If you feel that you might have particular needs for your psychological therapy, Ailie will be pleased to discuss these with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Ailie has been awarded the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych) from Glasgow Caledonian University and is both a chartered Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP). Ailie also holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and an LL.b. (Hons) in Scots Law.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Assessment by Phone / Email (Free of charge)
Individual Therapy £80/£85 location dependent
Ailie recognises that speaking to a psychologist and starting therapy can feel anxiety provoking for almost everyone. She is very approachable and willing to talk through initial nerves or apprehension with anyone interested in working with her.