Dr Chloe Paidoussis Mitchell, CPsychol, AFBPsS Chartered Psychologist
Welcome to my profile. I am Dr Chloe, a BPS Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist, HCPC registered with more than 22 years experience in helping people overcome life's challenges and create a life that they can enjoy, make sense of and anchor in hope, love and good care.
I run an online private practice and support clients from all over the world, with one to one digital therapy, aimed at overcoming difficult Mental Health conditions and developing reflective awareness and emotional literacy to reduce the negative charge of feelings and find a meaningful way for living life.
Each session is 50mins and everything discussed is confidential.
My APPROACH is Humanistic, Existential and Spiritual
Over the last 2 decades I have learned to integrate psychological expertise, and appreciate what contributes to Wellbeing, Mental Health and Resilience. My therapeutic approach makes use of the privilege of therapeutic reflection to guide you in exploring what contributes to your symptoms and internal emotional experiences, reflecting on how you can navigate life events resourcefully, in the spirit of self care and health and how you as a whole person need to engage with life in order to create connections you know you will find purposeful, meaningful and joyful.
My personal motto is that "we can't control what life throws at us but we can choose how we respond and we may grace our life with opportunity for wisdom, learning and love"
When faced with adversity, stress or trauma who we are and how we feel is seriously disrupted, and we feel lost, anxious, overwhelmed with negative thoughts and feelings. If left unprocessed, or bottled up they have a habit of taking residence in the body, and finding other ways to come out through high risk behaviours and choices.
When we carry negatively charged emotions we end up becoming overwhelmed, depleted, tired, isolated, in fear and burdened.
Therapy can be a big step and during our first chat you can gage whether you like me my energy and approach and we can discuss what your presenting issues and come up with a therapy plan. Normally people need a few sessions but how many is up to you.
With the right support, you can navigate all of life's distressing events and find your way forward.
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. Very often therapy is about giving you the tools to deepen your emotional literacy, to help you feel seen, heard, validated, and to support you in recognising what changes you need to make in your life to help you. I don't give homework, but I do encourage you to journal, meditate, practice mindful movement and together we create a daily routine that works for you.
If you would like to take a first step I'd love to have the privilege of standing along side you during this difficult time. I am happy to answer any questions and am available via email: Cpaidoussis@me.com or on my mobile: +44 (0) 07764 993885
I have experience of helping people navigate 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: £150
Executive Leadership Coaching: £500
I do have limited availability for a reduced rate for psychotherapy and counselling students in Client Centred or Existential Training programmes at £90.
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.