Mary Mitchinson

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Guild of Psychotherapists, UKCP, CP-UK
Available for new clients
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London, SE15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

It helps to talk - an attentive listener, in a confidential environment, offers a unique space for different ways of thinking and being to emerge, through examining your life and relationships, past and present.  You may have particular difficult experiences to speak about - but it may not necessarily be clear what is troubling you.  A psychoanalytic approach recognises that as well as our conscious minds, we also live in the unconscious and may not know the cause of our suffering.

By putting into words struggles, relationships, dreams, memories, thoughts and fears - maybe saying things you have never been able to say before - you may discover more of yourself and your resources.  Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is not about receiving advice - but rather finding new perspectives and opening possibilities.

I work with adults on a one to one basis, usually in person and occasionally online, in London SE15. Sessions are up to 50 minutes, once per week or more frequently.  Please get in touch if you have any questions about psychotherapy or would like to arrange a consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Guild of Psychotherapists (psychoanalytic psychotherapy) - member

UK Council for Psychotherapy - member

College of Psychoanalysts UK - member

Othe qualifications:

2010 Roehampton University - BSc Integrative Counselling

2005 Lambeth College - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (psychodynamic & intercultural)

I began training in 2001 in counselling and psychotherapy.  I currently work in private practice and in the clinic at the Guild of Psychotherapists.  I work with adults of all ages, genders, ethnicity, sexual orientation and identity etc. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In therapy, each person brings their unique story, whatever form their distress takes.  All of the issues listed above can be talked about as they arise in the therapeutic work. 


£50.00 - £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

My fees range from £50 - £70, depending on what you are able to pay.  The fee for an initial meeting is £60.  

When I work

I work weekdays, including some early evenings - it's usually possible to agree a time. 

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Mary Mitchinson
Mary Mitchinson