Julia Mitchell

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MBACP (Accred): Online & Face-to-Face Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8HJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Therapeutic Counsellor
A holding hand for anxiety, depression and low mood.

Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile.

As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to an ethical code which assures safety and professionalism throughout our therapeutic journey together.

My core beliefs are to work with warmth, confidentiality and in a non-judgemental manner.  A vision in supporting you to recognise the way in which you individually relate and build the relationships which surround you. Together we will work towards discovering a deeper understanding of who you are and why you act and react the way you do to people and in certain situations. I believe that this understanding can lead to a fuller, lighter and happier life.

Style of therapy

I embody a socratic methodology, which gently guides you to reach therapeutic goals.  To establish the therapeutic relationship I will use the Person-Centred approach and then blend in other therapies to best suit you.   Importantly, we will work in a manner which feels comfortable whether this is by introducing creative intervention work or simply sharing the emotional load safely together through talking, listening and reflection.  

Often someone can feel that counselling is only necessary when they arrive at a crisis point, but my belief is that it can support with many different issues which can pop up in our everyday world.  Counselling permits an open landscape in which to navigate the complexities of life transitions.

Our first session together will offer you the opportunity to see how things feel, agree potential focus areas and to explore how we can work in alliance.


In person counselling is hosted within a counselling suite at Queens House (central Barnstaple, a stones throw from the bus station). Nearby car parking available.

These premises provide an ideal separation from any home environment. 

Online session work conducted from 'The Counselling Cabin'.   

One to One counselling sessions with adults and young people

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP - Accred. (Accreditation is a quality status for experienced practitioners who can demonstrate high standards of competent and ethical practice)
  • CPCAB  Diploma Therapeutic Counselling  
  • EMDR Europe Part 1 + 2 Training
  • New Skills Academy CBT Diploma
  • NCFE Diploma Social Care (working with young People with behavioural & emotional needs)
  • TQUK  Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Working with Dissociative Disorder  / Working with Stuck Trauma / Working with Shame / Child Sexual Abuse - Hope for Healing (Carolyn Spring training)
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling (Counselling Tutor training)
  • Understanding and Treating Complex PTSD  / Understanding ADHD and Anxiety (MindBody Breakthrough training)
  • Foundation in integrative Sandtray therapy -  Association of integrative sandplay (Nautilus Rooms)
  • Work experience in Trauma Informed Service provision
  • Full indemnity insurance & ICO Registration with annual renewal service
  • Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Registered with annual renewal service 

Member organisations: BACP (registration number 382795), Trauma Aid UK + EMDR UK

Ongoing personal growth and professional knowledge is paramount to our work together and to achieve this I attend continued workshops and training to support my professional development and to inform my practice.

Focus area of development for 2024: I am an EMDR therapist in training (level 2 of 3 completed via Robin Logie training Europe) 


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

Please feel free to contact me via phone call, text or email with any further inquiries.  I work full time as a counselling professional and this is my primary field of work.

Counselling session: 55 minutes

Online sessions using Whereby - no programme download necessary, passcodes etc.  Simply clink on the link to my Whereby virtual room at a specified time to commence an online counselling session.  A great platform which is both secure, efficient and professional! (chrome most compatible search engine)

When I work

Evening and day time appointments available

Further information

Other areas of counselling I deal with:

  • Panic Attacks
  • Negative Patterns of Thinking
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Relationship / Family  / Parenting issues
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Loss of identity

Counselling can Help to:

  • Seek clarity in some areas of your life
  • Work through traumatic life experiences
  • Challenge negative thinking patterns
  • Learn new techniques to cope with difficult situations
  • Work through complex emotions & focus on personal growth

As an EMDR therapist in training, I can facilitate EMDR to support reprocessing of very targeted life events such as:

* Phobias

* Work place conflict which has created a negative self belief

* A singular difficult life event such as an accident which has led to symptoms / indicators of PTSD

Suite 114, Queens House, Queens Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8HJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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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.

First floor location - lift facilities. Parking facilities less than a 5 minute walk away Central Barnstaple - opposite bus station EX32

Online platforms

Google Meet


Julia Mitchell
Julia Mitchell