Nina Mitchell MA, BSc, PGDip, RMBACP
Cherry Tree Therapy Centre
5 Station Parade
Cherry Tree Rise
Therapy should be as normal as a trip to the doctors or the dentist - we very easily attend to our physical health if we are in pain, but fail to appreciate our mental health in quite the same way. As well as helping with conditions such as depression and anxiety, therapy can also help you find a way to live a more contented and meaningful life. Often we get stuck and can't see a way through problems, but the decision to seek support may result in beneficial and lasting positive change. It is very easy to suffer in silence but this doesn't have to be the case.
My personal approach
My aim is to provide a warm and confidential space where you can explore your difficulties. Therapy is for everyone, from all walks of life and is not just for the very distressed. You may just feel you need goals and solutions in the short-term, or you may want to make sense of much deeper-rooted problems that require time and sensitivity. My training in several different therapies means I can offer the best approach that suits your needs.
Each of us is different and therefore the therapy you receive should reflect this. For example, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help with anxiety and depression as well as low confidence and interpersonal relationship difficulties. Solution focused therapy looks at goals and a solution-building approach, using your strengths and resources to bring about positive change. Additionally, you may prefer a more Person Centred approach whereby therapy is less about finding solutions and much more about listening, helping you to feel understood in an impartial and non-judgemental environment.
I value collaborative relationships in my work and aim to empower my clients with the tools needed to foster change. I want to help you take from this experience a sense of empowerment, a renewed outlook, an increase in self awareness, and a toolkit of coping strategies to help deal with life's encounters outside of the therapy room. I work with people of all ages and walks of life with many different concerns, including the following:
Anxiety around health, intrusive thoughts, OCD or social situations
Stress and an inability to control worrying thoughts
Current relationship problems or difficulty with intimacy and meeting people
Low mood, low self esteem and depression
Lack of assertiveness
Young people and confidence issues, social media pressures and exam stress
Coping with bereavement, loss and grief
Working within private practice, the NHS, mental health settings and the business world, I am able to draw on many angles when supporting people in finding ways to move forward from their difficulties. If you feel you could benefit from talking to someone to begin the process of change, please feel free to contact me to discuss.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BSc (honours degree) Psychology
- PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- PG Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Case Conceptualisation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- NHS Bereavement Training
As an approved therapist for Anxiety UK within the East London area, I help clients to understand their anxiety which can develop in many ways, including fear of public transport, exam stress, social situations and general worry. This can involve developing better coping strategies, relaxation techniques and examining your thought processes in order to reach a more helpful and realistic outlook.
I have completed bereavement training with the NHS and volunteered at a palliative care unit helping to support those overwhelmed by their grief. Additionally I have worked within the North East London Mental Health Trust with those with schizophrenia and their families, organising regular focus groups to discuss concerns around mental health issues, medication and symptoms.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
£50 per 50 minute session.
£30 for the initial assessment session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Sunday appointments. Please contact me for availability.
Types of client