Puzzling Minds Counselling with Lindsie Mitchell (BA Hons, MBACP)
My goal is to accompany you on your journey of self-exploration, and support you through any challenges. Hopefully together we can empower you to change what you want to change, grow through your struggles and start to move forward to where you want to be in your life.
I work inclusively and welcome and respect the diversity of people from all walks of life. I have extensive experience working with people of all ages and stages of life, including much experience counselling young people, pre-teens and young adults. I am proud to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ community.
Counselling can provide the time and space to look at whatever you feel needs some attention, whether that be surrounding family, relationships, motivation, low mood, stress, anxiety, self-confidence, sexuality, gender, work, college, loss, bereavement or any other aspect that you would like to explore.
I practice Humanistic therapy, which simply means I work in a person-centered way, keeping you in the forefront of all the work we do together - no one knows you and your struggles more than you! I will treat you with respect, by listening, kindly and without criticism or judgement – offering gentle support, from me to you
We will work collaboratively, as a team, to focus on what you would like to achieve.
Sometimes we all need an extra bit of space, or time, just for us. A time to place all the pieces of the puzzle of our lives, and as your Counsellor, I will be there to try to help you solve parts of your puzzle. This can be short-term or open-ended, depending on your wishes.
I work ethically and with integrity within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) guidelines and ethical framework. All confidential information is stored within GDPR regulations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling and I have been a child and young person Counsellor to pre-teens, adolescents and young adults for several years in a local youth service. I value and enjoy being able to be a non-related adult to whom they can talk safely, freely and without judgment, whilst holding safeguarding as a foundation to the work. I have much additional training surrounding counselling with young people, working in creative ways, self-harm and the safeguarding of young people.
I also have years of experience counselling people at a local hospice, both before, and after, a loss. I received comprehensive training surrounding counselling people through death, loss and bereavement. In fact, a loss of any kind - relationship, job, pet, purpose, family, and so on, can be a very difficult process to deal with. Counselling can be very helpful in supporting people through the different elements of grief and all associated issues which may arise, ultimately helping you to develop a level of acceptance and some peace of mind.
My personal and professional development, awareness and ability is important to me. I continue to regularly engage with learning opportunities and training in order to constantly refresh and develop my professional practice.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
I am currently available for online counselling via a video platform. My standard price per 50 minute session is £40 for an online session. Sessions are usually weekly or fortnightly, although this can also be decreased or increased as required.
There may be some discounted sessions available for people in times of hardship, please ask.
Please contact me via email or phone to check my current availability times
I am a fully qualified Counsellor, with a Degree in Humanistic Counselling. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) who are on the accredited register of the Professional Standards Authority. Additionally I am DBS checked.