Deby Mitchell MA MBACP AFT
I am a qualified and experienced Relationship Psychotherapist. I specialise in helping individuals (younger and older adults), couples, families and LGBT working to improve their relationships. I conduct a confidential practice adhering to guidelines governed by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
If you are struggling with a difficult relationship, or your relationship is impacting on other areas of your life, I can provide a non-judgemental, supportive and safe environment to explore ways of improving relationships in order to enhance your well being. The first step would be to contact me so we can set up an initial appointment. During this appointment we will discuss what you would like to get out of the sessions. If you decide you would like to book a further appointment then we can arrange this on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
Accessing therapy can be challenging and frightening, however, it can also be motivational, empowering and exciting. You can attend the sessions on your own, with your partner, or other family member(s).
My Psychotherapy training involved studying different systemic theories and psychodynamic ideas. I use collective skills, experience and expertise to work with the issues you bring. My approach is collaborative which means I work with you, and together we aim to find a solution which works well with your personal model.
If you feel communication has broken down in your relationship, you or your partner is having an affair, you feel trapped and unsure how to instigate change, your personal relationship is impacting on work life or friendships, or your relationship is in jeopardy because of other influences and behaviours, then relationship Psychotherapy can help clarify thoughts and behaviours to enable positive change to happen.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside my private practice, I also work for RELATE and I completed my Masters Degree in Relationship Psychotherapy through RELATE.
I also have experience as a volunteer with the Samaritans.
Other training programmes I have completed include:-
Domestic Violence and Abuse, Understanding and Recognising Sex Addiction, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): a CBT Approach, Working with Trans-identified People, Deconstructing Shame and Guilt, Working with Depression and Suicidality, Mental Health Awareness, Children Living with Domestic Violence and Abuse, Making Anger Your Friend, Domestic Violence and Abuse in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Relationships, Working with Binge Eating and Emotional Overeating, Teenage Relationship Abuse, Safeguarding Women and Girls at Risk of or Living with FGM, Suicidal Risk and Support.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Breakdown of communication
Boundaries within the relationship
Child/family relationship issues
Loss of trust
Lack of intimacy in relationsip
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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£50.00 per 1 hour session for individual, couple or family appointments.
Payment for each session is required 24 hours prior to the appointment date and payment details are provided upon booking of your appointment.
Failure to give 24 hours notice of cancellation of your appointment will result in loss of payment.
If you wish to contact me to discuss and/or book an appointment please use the contact details provided and I will endeavour to get back to you at the earliest opportunity.
There is free on street parking and a number of alternative free parking areas within very close proximity of my premises. The practice is within minutes' walking distance from Monkseaton metro station.
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Type of session
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I offer day time and evening appointments to fit in with your availability.
Types of client