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About me

Welcome and thanks for taking the time to check out who's right for you.

Many clients come to check out counselling during times of high stress.  There is no normal way to respond to unprecedented times in our lives for the past couple of years.  Even if you are well and financially secure, these can be challenging times.  You may experience

  • Anxiety - feeling anxious about things you wouldn't normally worry about
  • Depressed - feeling low, feeling sad, unmotivated, sleep deprived, sleeping lots
  • Panic Attacks - moments that feel out of control - that require you to focus acutely on your breathing and relaxation.

Whatever you are experiencing is normal.  The good news is, you can get support during these times to

  • Offload what you are experiencing
  • Collaborate to work out strategies you think may help
  • Gain deeper understanding of your feelings

I'm a very experienced at working via the phone and internet and have done for nearly 2 decades.  There are many options as alternative to meeting face to face, in these current times.  I work face to face with most clients now but there are options if you are further afield or different needs.

My work covers

  • Individuals
  • Couples (LGBTQi+ friendly)

I see my role in your therapy as one of support and guidance. The key to a good therapeutic relationship is to support you to find your answers and the right path on your journey.

I have worked with people from all walks of life, situations, ages, genders and some different cultures.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Bachelor of Social Science (incl 2 year Advanced Diploma in Counselling) from the Australian College of Applied Psychology, conferred by Edith Cowan University Perth.

I have run a private practice for almost 2 decades in both Australia and UK, focussing on anxiety,  depression, infertility, pregnancy/birth, postnatal issues and couple counselling.

For three years I worked in Kids Helpline in Australian, where I counselled children and young people over the phone, through online chat and via email.

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Maternity Counselling
Birth Education
Birth Support
Birth Trauma
IVF Support
Inter-racial (cross cultural) relationships/marriage.


From £50.00 to £70.00

Additional information

  • Individual £50
  • Couples £70

If you are unsure about counselling per session, or just about if we are a good fit, you may request a free 20 minute initial consultation.

Sessions are 50 minutes long.


Evening and weekend appointments available upon request.

Further information

I've been lucky enough to live, work and study in various countries around the world, including Australia. Cultures are fascinating and their differences, even when English is the predominant language, are very real. I enjoy supporting people to work through challenges that cross-cultural environments bring.

11 West Street
PO16 0BG


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Fareham office has a wheelchair accessibility - however please let me know as some rooms are on the first floor., please mention when booking. **Southsea premises has 4 steps to negotiate.


Sinead Mitchell

Sinead Mitchell