Kathy Mitchell

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MSc (Psychology)
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Cambridge, CB21
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About me

Specialising in working online with couples with a view to understanding the dynamic between them, building and strengthening the bond within the relationship.  Some couples come to therapy seeking closer connection, for others it is a last resort.

After more than 20 years in practice, I now specialise in couples counselling, offering couples, regardless of sexual orientation or marital status, to come together to explore any difficulties which they may be experiencing in their relationship. All my couple work takes place online as I have found this to be equally as effective as face to face working.  

In my work with couples, I aim to get a clear understanding of each partner, and, to clarify the experience of each within the relationship.  Couples counselling, in my view, is never about blame.  As a result of our experiences in life, we sometimes find ourselves locked in to unhelpful patterns with the people we love the most.   I will consider each partner's style of relating through the lens of John Bowlby's theory of attachment and thereafter employ the principles of a model known as Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), formulated in the 1980's by Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg. The model enables a relatively structured, but nonetheless very personal approach to the process of couple therapy and it's efficacy is well supported by a substantial body of research.

Typically, couples will require between 8 and 20 sessions, though every couple is unique and there is no "one size fits all".  Together we will identify the patterns of relating that become entrenched over time, then we will unravel and understand the often hidden rationality that lies behind apparently irrational or destructive responses. The ultimate goal of the therapeutic process is to create a secure bond between partners, it is a journey from isolation to connectedness.

My per session fee for couples is £95.00

Sessions are online and last up to 1 hour.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Specialising in providing Counselling for Couples.

Kathy Mitchell MSc (Psychology), NCfE Dip Counselling, ASIIP Cert. Supervision.  ICEEFT internship Emotion Focused Couple Therapy.  

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer with more than 20 years experience in practice. For the last 5 years I have been a partner and core tutor with Cambridge Supervision Training.

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).

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couple counselling

Relationship counselling


£95.00 per session

Additional information

This is the per session fee for working with couples.

When I work

Weekday afternoon / early evening

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Further information

Professional consultation, ad hoc supervision and supervision of supervision available on request.

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Cambridge, CB21

Type of session


Types of client

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

Online platforms




Offering ad hoc supervision for complex cases or for additional support. Supervision of Supervision and/or development of supervisory practice.

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Kathy Mitchell
Kathy Mitchell