Nina Mitchell MA, BSc, PGDip, RMBACP
Cherry Tree Therapy Centre
5 Station Parade
Cherry Tree Rise
My personal approach to therapy is that we should think of getting support for our mental health as readily as we would our physical health; if our aches and pains are making life difficult then we contact our GP, but if our mental health is causing us pain then we tend to suffer in silence. Our mental health is hugely important for living as productively as we can and therapy can be a very powerful catalyst for self development and change.
I offer an approachable and confidential space where we can make sense of your concerns. Therapy can be for everyone; it is often felt that seeking help is a sign of weakness or only for the severely distressed, but many people lead busy, chaotic lives and just having the space to process this can be hugely helpful. Often we encounter problems that we cannot resolve ourselves therefore speaking to someone can help to move forward when feeling 'stuck'.
As an integrative therapist, I am able to integrate different styles of therapy. I believe that as we are all different, the therapy we receive should reflect this. My training therefore allows me to work with many different issues using interventions mainly around Solution Focused (working on goals and solutions to issues), Person Centred (more of an exploratory, open ended type of therapy) or CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - looking at coping strategies and how challenging thought processes can help to reduce unhelpful behaviours or changes in moods).
I work as collaboratively as possible 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, increased 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 difficulties with intimacy and meeting people
Low mood, low self esteem and depression
Lack of assertiveness, communication skills
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
- Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- NHS Bereavement Training
- Suicide Prevention Caregiver
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 and have completed training with ASIST in suicide prevention. 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
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£55 per 50 minute session.
Skype sessions are offered at a reduced rate of £45 per session.
£40 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