Paul Christoph Mitchell MA, Dip Sup, PG Dip, RMN, PG Cert, Cert PSI, Found GA
"COVID 19" Paul has extensive experience in offering Remote Counselling and Therapy through the medium of Skype or by Telephone. He offers therapy to people who have sought us out to work in this way due to their rural location and has worked with people as far afield as Essex, Scotland and rural Lancashire. Please contact him to discuss this form of Therapy as an option.
Paul works with and runs "Newid Psychotherapy" in Wrexham. He is an Integrative Psychotherapist and Mental Health Nurse with over 14 years of clinical training and 37 years experience in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Mental Health. Paul and his colleagues work with Individuals, Couples, Groups and Organisations. Newid Psychotherapy offer Brief Focal, Cognitive Behavioural, Exploratory Individual and Group Psychotherapy.
Paul works from his therapy office and consulting room which is a detached annexe at his home address as well as from a therapy suite in Nightingale House in Wrexham town centre.
Paul also works as a Clinical and Academic Supervisor, Clinical Consultant and Psychotherapy Trainer.
Training, qualifications & experience
Paul is an NMC registered Mental Health Nurse and a UKCP registered Psychotherapist. He holds an MA, a Post Grad Diploma and Post Grad Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy, an RMN, a Diploma in Supervision, a Certificate in Psychosocial Interventions, an Associate Teaching Membership (SPTI) and a Foundation in Group Analysis. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute (SCPTI) and has extensive experience of working across all major Mental Health specialist areas.
Prior to developing his Private Practice, for 10 years Paul was Clinical Lead for Personality Disorders for the North Wales NHS and Clinical Lead for the Rotunda Personality Disorder Service with Mersey Care NHS Trust. Between 2008 and 2018 Paul specialised in working with and delivered all the treatment programmes for individuals who self harm in the North Wales and Mersey Care NHS.
He has previously worked as a Principal Psychotherapist, Local and Regional Mental Health Commissioning Manager, Primary Care Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Group Therapist, Organisational Consultant, Psychotherapy Trainer and Supervisor, CMHT Manager, CPN, and Mental Health Nurse.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Paul has worked extensively with Service User groups, undertaking joint training and supervision with Service Users, offering mentorship, emotional support and pastoral care, assisting Service Users in returning to work and further education.
HOW CAN COUNSELLING OR THERAPY HELP?
Counselling and Therapy can help us address difficult life experiences which can cause intense feelings of distress and unhappiness. Sometimes these feelings can lead us to destructive ways of dealing with our feelings. Counselling and Therapy can help us address and resolve these difficulties.
If you are choosing a Counsellor or Psychotherapist it may be important to feel comfortable with them, to feel safe to talk about your difficulties and to know something about their background. You should feel comfortable in asking about your Psychotherapist’s professional experience and level of training. You are entitled to ask about membership of professional organisations. Please feel free to ask me about my experience or qualifications.
SOME USEFUL INFORMATION TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A COUNSELLOR OR THERAPIST
Your Counsellor or Psychotherapist should be able to give a clear outline of their work history. It is important to remember that you are entitled to ask these questions. You should feel that the person you are working with has the clinical experience necessary to help you with your difficulties.
Your Counsellor Psychotherapist should develop a “Crisis Plan” and “Therapy Agreement” with you. The Crisis Plan outlines what to do if you feel you are having a Mental Health crisis. The Therapy Agreement should outline how often you agree to meet, costs of the therapy, what to do in the case of cancellations and other practical issues associated with the therapy.
Qualified and approved Mental Health professionals working independently should be registered with a professional body. In the case of Psychotherapists this is likely to be the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). In the case of Counsellors it is likely to be the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In the case of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists it is likely to be the BABCP. You can check membership through their websites.
Your Psychotherapist should have a valid DBS certificate which you are entitled to see. All Psychotherapists are obliged to hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service certificate which is issued by the government.
Your Counsellor or Psychotherapist should have valid Professional Indemnity Insurance and you are entitled to see this certificate.
Brief Focal Counselling or Psychotherapy - This usually takes between 6 - 12 sessions and helps people formulate their difficulties and put into place strategies and helpful coping mechanisms to address their difficulties.
Exploratory Counselling or Psychotherapy - This helps individuals uncover and explore past experiences which have led them to experience emotional and relationship difficulties. The relationship with our Psychotherapist is a key factor in helping to understand patterns in our lives which can be unhelpful or destructive.
Couples Therapy - Choosing to go to couples therapy can feel like a big decision. It involves admitting that things are not perfect in your relationship and deciding that you want to work on resolving your difficulties with your partner. Couples often decide to enter into therapy when trust has been broken, communication is poor and arguments become more frequent.
Group Psychotherapy - This is a way of understanding our difficulties in relation to group processes. It is concerned with the relationship between a person and the group and explores the relationship between public and private, self and other and helps us understand emotional difficulties in a more social context.
Individual Counselling / Psychotherapy - £45 per 50 minute session
Couples Counselling / Psychotherapy - £45 per 50 minute / £60 per 90 minute session
Group Psychotherapy - £120 per month (Weekly Therapy)
Individual Supervision - £45 per 50 minute session
Group Supervision - £25 / £30 depending on the size of group
Paul has extensive experience of working with highly complex and enduring mental health difficulties as well as more common emotional problems. He has previously worked as a Principal Psychotherapist, Local and Regional Mental Health Commissioning Manager, Primary Care Psychotherapist, Group Therapist, Organisational Consultant, Psychotherapy Trainer and Supervisor, CMHT Manager, CPN, and Mental Health Nurse.