Dr Chloe Paidoussis Mitchell
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Welcome to my page. I am Dr Chloe Paidoussis Mitchell, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an expert in trauma, loss and grief, with more than 25 years of experience in the field. I am the author of 'The Loss Prescription: A Practical Roadmap to Grief Recovery' published by HarperCollins on 14th March 2024, offering psychological tools & strategies to embrace mental health in the face of grief and loss. This is available in print, audio and e-book, available at all major book retailers.
I was born and raised in Athens and now live in London where I run a successful private practice - The Grief Clinic - offering therapy and coaching to people from all walks of life, to help them overcome impoverished mental health and foster wellbeing the face of adversity, loss and crisis.
I am the author of a number of articles on mental health and grief and have now appeared on CNN, BBC Radio 2's Breakfast Show and a number of radio talk shows and podcasts, as well as in print for Huffington Post, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian discussing mental ill health and grief.
In 2022 I was invited to lead a Guardian Masterclass on "How to cope with grief and loss." I am a longstanding lecturer at the Existential Academy and New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London, and have been a visiting lecturer on a number of psychology programmes including Cambridge University Executive MBA teaching Mental Fitness and Resilience for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
My APPROACH is Integrative
In my sessions I hold the space for you, so you can take a pause, check in to yourself and start to understand what has contributed to your Mental Health symptoms. My approach is holistic - which means we look at what life's been like for you, we explore your story and how you tell it, we look at adverse and traumatic life events and we reflect on how these have disrupted your relationships with friends, family and colleagues, your identity, your physical health and your spirituality.
So much of Mental Health is due to suffering and internalising too much pain, holding on to a lot of negative tensions, living in survival mode, and running on empty. We cant feel like we're reaching our potential or thriving if at the same time we 're exhausted, burnout, feeling very low in our self worth and thinking negatively about our life.
Rebuilding wellbeing and mental health is an inside job and takes time. The most important thing in recovery is having a therapeutic contact that you really trust and allowing yourself to access support. No two people recover in exactly the same way. The journey is very personal and there are no quick fixes. But there are many tools, and psychological strategies we can explore to help you rebalance, and make choices that feel more empowering and fulfilling.
I have seen so many people find their mental health, safely and confidently. What mattes is an openness to reflect, to consider how they may turn to embrace themselves lovingly, and to really make meaningful life choices to boost them. To feel aligned and energised by their courage, maturity, meaning and purpose.
If you would like to explore this therapy, feel free to contact me via my email at: email@example.com or my website www.dr-chloe.com
I work online, with individuals or couples and have experience of treating Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Anorexia, Bulimia, Trauma, Rape, Grief, Complicated Grief, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Loss, Neglect in childhood, Abandonment, Abuse, Self- Harming, Gambling, Long-term illness, Terminal illness, Acute Pain Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Mid-life issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist 2010, CPsychol (Doctorate Award)
Health Care Professions Council Registered Practitioner (Counselling Psychologist) in 2010
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society 2016
BPS Chartered Clinical Skills Supervisor May 2016
BBC and Ministry of Defence Approved TRIM qualification 2001
Associate Member of the Society for Existential Analysis 2001
Academic Posts Held
Regents University – School and Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology: Jan 2011 – Sept 2016: Director of Studies (DOS)
The Existential Academy: New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling: Nov 2010 - Ongoing Senior Visiting Lecturer and Clinical Skills Supervisor
The Minster Centre, 2011 - 2015: Visiting Lecturer in Counselling and Qualititative Research
University of East London: 2012- 2013: Lecturer in Counselling Psychology
Professional Coaching Background
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (BBC), London Sept 2003 – February 2006
Organisational Development Consultant (BBC Training and Development)
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (BBC), London Sept 2000 – Sept 2003
Personal Development Coach (BBC Training and Development)
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British Psychological Society
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£180.00 per session
Concessions offered for
One to One Therapy: £180
Couples Therapy: £270
Executive Coaching: £700
I do have limited availability for a reduced rate for psychotherapy and counselling students in Client Centred or Existential Training programmes at £90.
When I work
Monday - Friday (8am - 6pm)
If you are interested in my published work please look at:
C. Paidoussis- Mitchell (2012): “The phenomenology of Traumatic Bereavement”Vol, 24.1, Jan 2012 of The International Journal of Existential Analysis.
S. Iacovou & C. Paidoussis-Mitchell (2017): “The impact of active service on the intimate relationships of British Royal Naval Veterans of the Falklands War”, Vol. 28.2, July 2017, of The International Journal of Existential Analysis
C. Paidoussis Mitchell (2017): “An Existential view on Traumatic Bereavement: The Four Worlds Model”, in Case Studies in Existential Therapy: Translating theory into practice, Edited by Prof Simon Du Plock, PCCS Books, London
My clinical approach was recently featured in a Self Helf Book: Rise: A first aid kit for getting through tough times by Sian Williams.