Leona Mitchell Dip. Therapeutic Counselling MBACP
COVID-19 - At this present time I am able to offer telephone or online counselling.
There can be times in our lives when we feel we need someone impartial to talk to.
There may be many reasons, such as:
- Anxiety, feeling overwhelmed/feeling unable to cope.
- Feeling sad or depressed.
- Work or family related stress.
- Low self-esteem, lacking in confidence.
- Relationship problems.
- Coming to terms with a loss or a bereavement.
- Coping with life changes.
- Unable to see your way out of a dilemma or feeling stuck.
- Unable to talk to family and friends.
Therapeutic counselling is a talking therapy. I believe that through counselling sharing thoughts and feelings can help you see your problems from a different perspective and together we can look at ways to overcome those problems. You may also become more aware of obstacles that prevent you from reaching your goals.
How I work
We can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours during our sessions, this will give you the opportunity to reflect on what you may wish to change or overcome. We can then look at ways for you to create those changes or ways to overcome your problems that will help you move towards your goals and aspirations. We will always work at a pace that feels right for you.
Sometimes it may be appropriate to explore the past to find out if it links to problems you may be experiencing in the present.
Our counselling sessions will take place in a calm, safe and confidential space.
I work in a way where I am honest, empathic and non-judgemental, which can help to build the trust that is integral to an effective counselling relationship.
Through change, whether it be a change we make within ourselves or externally, we can enhance our relationship with ourselves, with others and accomplish a much more fulfilling way to live our lives.
I work in an integrative way applying person-centred/humanistic and psychodynamic theory which I adapt to benefit each client individually.
If you wish to find out more please do contact me. I can offer a free up to 20 minute phone consultation.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethics and guidelines to ensure I work to a high professional standard.
I can offer short or long term therapy.
Sessions are 50 minutes long.
I am based in South London near to Brixton, Clapham, Herne Hill and Clapham Junction.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualification is a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body. I also hold a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art.
I have previous work experience as a holistic and aromatherapy massage practitioner. This has been useful in helping to understand how the mind and body interact and influence one another. I have also taught yoga.
Other past work experience has included working in local government in housing with homeless families and young people. I also have experience of working in secondary education supporting young people with special educational needs and disability.
Earlier this year I volunteered to offer 12 weeks of free counselling to frontline NHS staff via the organisation 'Frontline19'.
For two years I was a voluntary counsellor with MIND, a leading mental health charity.
I run a private practice in South West London.
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.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£50 per 50 minute session. I do have a few low cost spaces for those who are low waged, students or those in receipt of state pension.
I have some slots available on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and early evenings. Tuesday's and Thursday's both daytime and evenings and a few weekend slots are available.
I can offer a free up to 20-30 minute no obligation phone consultation.
For reassurance and confidentiality reasons my voicemail and emails are password protected and only accessible by me.
Please do contact me by phone or email if you would like further details or have any questions. If you decide you would like to pursue therapeutic counselling with me further to the consultation, the first 50 minute session will include a brief assessment.