About me

Professional  counselling in Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Romsey, Hedge End, Winchester, Southampton and, via video conferencing, anywhere else. No-cost initial consultation.

Hello, and thanks for visiting. I am Brian Mitchell BA (Hons) PGCE MBACP a qualified and BACP www.bacp.co.uk registered psychotherapeutic counsellor trained as a psychotherapist. I am an approved therapist for Test Valley Borough Council employees and receive referrals from SIXMHS, a provider of mental health services to business established by former England football captain Tony Adams.

If you are experiencing difficulties in your life it can be really helpful to talk with a professional counsellor who provides a safe, confidential, entirely non-judgemental space for you to explore your life and relationships with a view to positive change.

I work with adults in areas like anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, feeling hopeless or stuck, sexuality/gender, sadness, worry, stress, shame, anger, guilt, relationship issues, couples, feeling sad, family issues, panic disorder, phobias, separation and divorce, affairs and betrayals, couples/marriage, abuse, emotional abuse, child related issues, bereavement, loss, eating disorders, childhood suffering, abuse, trauma, low self-esteem, low self confidence, self-harming, poor sleep, searching for meaning and other concerns.

Choosing the right counsellor is important. Research tells us the single most important aspect of successful therapy is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. To this end I offer a no cost initial conversation so we can explore your needs and for you to be sure you feel comfortable talking with me.

I invite you to meet with me in a relaxed, informal setting so we can talk. I will help you make better sense of your experiences, unfulfilling behaviours, negative thoughts, and confused feelings and emotions. Together we can recognize patterns, discover meanings and explore options.

If you would like to contact me to explore working together you can do so on 0750 4272724 or at brianmitchellcounsellingcf@gmail.com

Text and email are monitored regularly and are the best means of contact.

My practice is within easy reach of the M3/M27 and central and south Hampshire.

Thank you for reading.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, qualifications & experience


Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Studies. Middlesex University

Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute

Completed a 4 year taught course at MSc level in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.

B.A (Hons)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

I have worked as a counsellor for staff and students at Southampton University and worked with bereaved family members at a local hospice.  


I am a Registered Member of the BACP registration number 183773 having passed their competency to practice process and adhere to their ethical code. The BACP members’ register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority www.professionalstandards.org.uk/home.

I am also registered with the Counselling Directory www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/brian-mitchell.

Areas of Specialism

I offer relaxed, confidential, professional and non-judgemental help to women and men with a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, worry, stress, shame, anger, guilt, relationships, couples, bereavement, eating disorders, childhood suffering, abuse, trauma, low self-esteem, sexuality, gender as well as other concerns.

Personal Approach

The relationship between the client and counsellor is the primary vehicle for change. Together we will look at the present and the past with a view to the future examining patterns, feelings, thinking and behaviour. Trust, confidence and openness are key areas of the work and a non judgemental approach embodying curiosity and truth so that you can speak your truth is central. The focus is on you as we seek to help you achieve the changes you want.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples,  emergency services, police, fire, ambulance, military, men's issues, bereavement, student support.


Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Session fees are £50 per individual session of 50 minutes. £70 for couples (60 minutes). I offer a free half hour initial session to assess our suitability to work together as this helps clients explore their options without incurring expense.

I offer reduced rates to counselling students and provide reduced fees by negotiation for those facing financial hardship in order to promote greater accessibility to mental health services. 

How long are the sessions?

Individual sessions last for 50 minutes, usually at the same time every week. For some clients, four or six sessions may be enough to gain the confidence to make the changes they wish to achieve. For others, their issues may take longer to resolve. Couples sessions last 60 minutes.


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Further information


My practice is within easy reach of the M3/M27 and central and south Hampshire.

Types of client



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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