About me

https://www.mitchellprivatetherapy.co.uk/

I am a qualified, registered (mBACP, mBPS) and experienced psychotherapist, providing a warm, compassionate and proactive approach to help you navigate through life's challenges.

Different people have different needs, and clients need different therapy. Some people may want or need a direct approach, some may need guidance, some need space to process, some need more questions and others need more answers; everyone is different.

Recognising these individual needs is key to empathising with you, understanding you, and addressing how to move forward. That’s why my practice has an integrative therapeutic approach, whereby I tailor the therapy to the individual.

My practice is both client-centred and solution-focused. With me, you can expect to be given the time you deserve to feel understood, whilst also making sense of your feelings and circumstances and bringing successful changes to your life.

I have seven years of training and experience seeing people from a wide range of backgrounds, including overwhelmed students, stressed-out parents, burned-out professionals, among many more.

I practice from a private and peaceful environment in Walton-on-Thames. Free parking is available to all clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional registration:

  • mBACP - Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • mBPS - Member of The British Psychological Society (BPS)
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Education/Professional training:​​

  • Masters Degree, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Roehampton (final year)
  • PGDip (Psych), Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Roehampton (2 years)
  • Advanced Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • PGCert, Psychotherapy - Regents University London (1 year)
  • Bachelors of Science, Psychology - Sussex University
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Employment experience:

  • Mitchell Private Therapy
  • The Mitchell Practice, London
  • The Priory Group
  • Kensington School
  • Richmond Upon Thames School
  • Off The Record, London

I have experience helping both adults and young people with all kinds of difficulties and problems, including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, family struggles, perfectionism, low energy, ruminating thoughts, among more.

As an Integrative Psychotherapist with a PGDip in Integrative Psychotherapy and an Advanced Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I have trained in several psychological models and techniques and I customise my approach according to the client's individual needs. My practice was born from the desire to help people feel fulfilled, empowered and autonomous in their lives.

Seven years of professional psychological training has provided expertise in both short and long-term models, allowing me the ability to draw upon a range of evidence-based approaches in my work, including Cognitive-Behavioural, Person-centred therapy, Narrative, Psychodynamic, and Counselling for Depression (CfD).

With knowledge in several models, I have the ability to apply different approaches dependent upon what's most helpful to you. In this way, my practice fits around who you are and what you need.

I work full-time in London (Marylebone) and Surrey (Walton-on-Thames). I also offer online or telephone therapy sessions.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£60 per session

Availability

Monday 3pm-7pm

Tuesday 3pm-7pm

Wednesday 8am-7pm

Friday 3pm-6pm

Get in touch to enquire about a specific day/time, or to find a convenient time for your session.

Walton-on-Thames
Surrey
KT12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Penny Mitchell

Penny Mitchell