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 17 years of clinical experience.
Overcoming traumatic and anxiety provoking life events is difficult and a hugely personal experience. Recovery depends on the degree to which you are willing to listen and nurture yourself, to pay attention to what it's really been like for you and to live life with a meaningful sense.
If you are finding it difficult to adjust and adapt to the circumstances of your life counselling can help.
During counselling we will discuss what you've been through and we will focus on helping you construct a meaningful sense of self, nourishing you and helping you face the future and move forward in life.
My role will be to help contain your distress - this doesnt mean we dont go there. We do! The process is designed to support your recovery rather than to make you dwell and guide you in life’s dilemmas. I wont be able to tell you what to do but I can listen to you, and help you reveal what matters to you now and how to go about putting this at the heart of your life.
Symptoms such as anxiety, panic, addiction, depression (to name a few) are often the result of distressing life events the impact of which has not really been processed. They are signals that you need to take care of yourself and in the counselling we can pay attention to them. What do they reveal about your relationship with yourself? Others? With being in the world? With the future?
The process of counselling is slow. It requires trust and regularity. If this is something you think I can help you feel free to contact me.
I work with couples, individuals, families and groups to help them adapt to life and recover from traumatic events in long or short term counselling contracts.
The sessions last between 50 mins and 1.5 hrs and occur usually once or twice a week depending on the client needs.
I have experience of treating Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Personality Disorders, Panic Disorders, Eating Disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia, Physical and Psychological Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Rape, Complicated Grief, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Bereavement, neglect in childhood, abandonment, child abuse, self harming, gambling, alcoholism, 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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Group therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
Photos & videos
One to One Session: £90 -120.
Couples/Family Sessions: 120
I do have limited availability for a reduced rate for psychotherapy and counselling students in Client Centred or Existential Training programmes.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday (8am - 9 pm)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a British Psychological Society registered Clinical Skills Supervisor and offer one to one or group supervision to Counselling Psychologists and Psychotherapists. .