Helen Mitchell PGDip, MBACP

Helen Mitchell PGDip, MBACP

About me

In the busy pace of today's world, it can be difficult to find the time to sit with our thoughts and feelings.  It can also be challenging to lay them out before someone else or to speak from the heart without fear of judgement.  As a Person-Centred Counsellor, I offer to sit alongside you with an open, enquiring mind and an intent to understand just how life is for you.  I endeavour to offer you a place of safety, openness and warmth in which you will have the opportunity and space to explore whatever conflict or distress that has led you to seek out counselling at this time in your life.  I am trustworthy, ethical and curious, and I hold a firm belief that given the right environment, every individual will have the chance to heal, flourish and grow.  I hold the hope that by enabling you to hear your own internal voice that it might help you to determine the path ahead.

Training, qualifications & experience

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Postgraduate Diploma (with distinction) in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP, and as such, I am bound by their Ethical Framework.  I am currently working towards accreditation, and I am committed to continuous professional development.

I am fully insured with the Psychologists Protection Society, and I receive regular supervision.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Fees are £45 for a 50 minute session.

Further information

My interest in counselling began when I was at a point of change in my own life – I was looking to expand and develop and to understand more about my own needs, strengths and skills.  It highlighted to me that personal growth can be both distressing and exciting, and that the quality and level of support that we have around us can be critical in terms of how we might respond.  Now as a qualified counsellor, in addition to counselling adults, I also work in an agency with young adults (18-25 years old).  I notice just how much change and uncertainty occurs at this stage of life and I see the value that comes in understanding and supporting this.

Alongside my four years of experience in an established Edinburgh counselling agency working with adult clients, I have also spent two years working in an agency counselling survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, and have participated in multiple trainings focused on understanding and working with trauma.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Please email me for current availability

Types of client