Dr Chloe Paidoussis Mitchell, CPsychol, AFBPsS Chartered Psychologist
I am a BPS Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist, HCPC registered and expert in Trauma, Loss, Anxiety, Depression and Grief; with 20 years of clinical experience.
When faced with adversity, stress or trauma who you are, how you are and what your place in the world is changes profoundly.
For many people this is a frightening, distressing and disorientating experience and seeking professional support to get you through it is completely normal.
Everybody needs help and care to cope with life's unexpected turns and if we don't receive appropriate support we can all develop Anxiety, Depression and other complications.
Overcoming life's distressing events and finding a way forward is possible. In the counselling process with me, we can take it one step at a time, looking at what would help you develop a feeling of psychological safety, a sense of personal agency and what doing the right thing for you means.
My role will be to listen, to accept you unconditionally and to help contain your distress; whilst also deepening your understanding of yourself and your choices.
Although you may not be able to change the circumstances of your life, what you can have some control over is your attitude. I have seen it time and time again. Mental Health difficulties and distressing life events do not have to be catastrophic. The human spirit has the power to rise and grow in the face of it, with courage, dignity and wisdom.
If you would like to take that first step, give me a call today. I am happy to answer any questions and help you figure out best next steps.
I work with couples, individuals, families in both face to face or digitally (Via skype or facetime). Meeting online has the benefit of you not having to travel and to do the session from the comfort of your home. We go with what you prefer.
The sessions last between 50 mins and occur usually once or twice a week depending on the client needs.
It is ideal that once you meet me and decide you'd like to work together that you have a minimum of 6 sessions to make it meaningful for you.
I 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
Graduate Basis for Registration from the British Psychological Society (BPS) in October 1997
BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist in May 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)
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
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
One to One Counselling Session: £120
Couples/Family Counselling Session: £120
Executive Leadership Coaching: £150 - £350 (depending on location)
I do have limited availability for a reduced rate for psychotherapy and counselling students in Client Centred or Existential Training programmes at £70.
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.