Gemma Mitchell

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Pontefract WF8 & Wakefield WF1
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About me

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I offer sessions face to face in Pontefract, Wakefield City Centre, and online via Zoom.

I am an integrative psychotherapist - this means I use multiple counselling approaches and techniques within my work, therefore I can work in a way that best suits each individual client rather than be fixed to one specific mode of therapy.

I qualified in 2017 and became Accredited by the BACP in 2019. Accredited is a quality standard for experienced practitioners and means I employ high standards of knowledge, experience and have a commitment to ongoing professional development.

I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor offering supervision to other counsellors. 

In my private practice, I have a special interest in working with clients who struggle with their relationship with food, particularly binge eating and obesity. I am also an affiliate counsellor for multiple EAPs, offering short term solution focussed counselling for workplace clients.

I have extensive experience working with all forms of anxiety and low mood/depression, I believe this is something we can all experience at some point in our lives. My speciality is being able to sit with clients in the emotional pain they are experiencing and be alongside them whilst making sense of it together. I draw upon a range of techniques and methods to do this and always work at the pace the client feels most comfortable with. I have a strong drive to help clients work towards self understanding, self compassion and empowerment.

I have experience working in a women’s only centre providing time-limited IAPT therapy to women of all ages suffering from mental health issues, mainly complex trauma, sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse, and domestic abuse. Also, a range of other problems such as anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, eating disorders, addictions, chronic pain conditions, rape, anger management.

I also work for the University of Leeds as part of the Disability Services support worker team, as a Specialist Mentor for students with diagnosed mental health difficulties and other chronic conditions. The mentoring role allows a more developmental therapeutic relationship where there is collaboration and support tailored to a variety of aspects of a student’s life, to encourage and ultimately empower the student.

All potential clients will be offered an initial clinical assessment, I will need some personal information and we will talk about your wellbeing and what has brought you to therapy. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and we can agree together how you want to work, we can also decide together if I am the right therapist for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychology (BSc Hons)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • BACP Accredited
  • IAPT PCE-CfD Trained
  • Training Courses I have completed:
  • Compassion Focused Therapy – Theory and Practice
  • Eating and Weight: Through the Kaleidoscope (Bulimia)
  • Through the Kaleidoscope of Eating & Weight: (Obesity)
  • Living With COVID In A Fragmented World
  • Working with Food Diaries in counselling for eating disorders 
  • An introduction to the Polyvagal Theory and it's uses in therapy
  • Eating Disorders and Trauma
  • Working with suicide in private practice
  • Online counselling training
  • Adapting IAPT PCE-CfD for Remote Working
  • Awareness of Gambling behaviour
  • Annual Safeguarding training
  • Experience of delivering the “Freedom Programme” domestic abuse workshop
  • Working with mental health in the workplace
  • Self Harm awareness
  • Responding to students in crisis
  • ADHD Awareness
  • Autism Awareness
  • Transgender Awareness training for professionals
  • Completed Mindfulness based stress reduction course
  • Understanding eating disorders

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


  • Initial Assessment / Consultation session: £50 per session.
  • Adults (18+): £60 per session
  • Students or counselling trainees: £50 per session
  • Each session lasts 50 minutes.

How to make payment:

I am currently accepting bank transfers only. Bank details will be given upon appointment confirmation.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays: Online/Wakefield 

Tuesdays: Online/Pontefract

Wednesdays: Online

Thursdays: Pontefract/Wakefield

Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My office at Pontefract has wheelchair access


In person

I offer supervision via Zoom and face to face in Wakefield and Pontefract. Fees: £50 per 60 minutes or £70 for 90 minutes.

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Gemma Mitchell
Gemma Mitchell