Dehra Mitchell, MBACP (Accred.)
My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is based on psycho-dynamic thinking with a practical application of contemporary life. This means that, when appropriate, I will explore other approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Jungian principals.
I work to create an environment where difficult and painful experiences can be explored without judgment or fear of criticism.
With over 20 years experience, I welcome both couples and individuals and work with a culturally and ethnically diverse cross-section (including LGB), covering a wide range of issues. These include borderline behaviour disorder, adult survivors of sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, addiction, depression and attachment disorder.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Consultant Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with individuals and couples in private practice in North Kensington and with the Clinic for Dissociative Studies. I helped develop the course materials for the Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling for the Counselling Foundation in St Albans where I was Lecturer and Academic Tutor for six years, created and delivered Continuing Professional Development and training courses that include subjects such as bereavement, couples and sex, money and conflict resolution. I have contributed to Annalisa Barbieri's column in the Guardian discussing toddler biting and gender disappointment. In my private practice, I developed an interest in the effects of childhood trauma whilst working with individuals who presented with Borderline Personality Disorder. In 2017, following the Grenfell Tower fire, I worked with the North Kensington Law Centre to provide trauma support to residents of the tower and surrounding area.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
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All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£120 per session
Sliding fees available according to individual situation
The office is handicap accessible with on street pay and display parking. By bus: 295 or 316, tube: Hammersmith and City line, Latimer Road station