Barbara Mitchels PhD, FBACP (Snr Accred), BACP Registered
- Professional supervision
- Consultancy in professional dilemmas
- Mentoring and professional support
- Professional Development Workshops see (www.watershedcounselling.co.uk) for workshops lists
- Publications and Training Resources for practitioners and supervisors (see website www.therapylaw.co.uk)
I am a counsellor and psychoptherapist BACP Registered Practitioner (Senior Accredited) and Fellow of BACP, with over twenty five years post qualification experience in counselling and psychotherapy, working in a wide variety of settings. including private and GP practice, a university counselling service, healthcare, teaching, hospital staff and emergency services counselling support, and work based employee assistance programmes.
I hold an Advanced Certificate in Counselling Supervision from the University of East Anglia, and have been in practice as a supervisor for many years.
Other professional qualifications include a Diploma in counselling and psychotherapy also post-qualification training in a variety of therapeutic modalities including the principles of CBT and specialist treatments for trauma.
My PhD research included the relationship of post traumatic stress and conflict, in the context of long-term post-war peace-building in the Balkans. I have also worked in the Balkans as a trainer and therapist for UNICEF, Red Cross, and other agencies.
My books and journal papers are mainly on topics related to therapy and the law, ethics, post-traumatic stress, and supporting vulnerable witnesses.
How I work in supervision and professional consultancy
I bring a person centred approach to my work, and really enjoy the collegiate atmosphere of supervision, and the sharing of information and resources. I work with experienced practitioners, and also with trainees and newly qualified therapists.
It feels a privilege to help to develop trainees' and newly qualified supervisees' confidence as they experience practice in placements and expand into their own chosen areas of working following qualification.
I also provide confidential professional consultancy and support in ethical dilemmas, mentoring and professional consultancy.
I enjoy working with groups of practitioners, for example, in the past I have supervised groups of counsellors providing therapy in a prison setting; with therapists providing specialist bereavement support for adults and for children, and for other specialist groups.
Supervision rates are negotiable - please feel free to call and discuss.
Therapy Law CPD workshops are available around the UK on topics for practitioners, and some of those courses are especially designed for supervisors (see www.therapylaw.co.uk for the current workshop list).