Mr Phil Mitchell

Mr Phil Mitchell

Counselling, Psychotherapy 30027603


  • is fee assuredFee assured
  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

I am a qualified, experienced and senior accredited therapist who has provided counselling/psychotherapy to hundreds of children, young people and adults since 2004.

Sessions are available in-person and online.

I have experience in working with stress, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, anger, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and more. I have significant specialist experience in working with boys and men affected by misandry, rape, and recent and/or historic sexual abuse, assaults and exploitation.

Counselling with me is not just sitting and talking; it can be used to help people tackle their problems, eliminate barriers, understand their situation, take control, take action, and make change.

I work with clients to help them make the best use of our time together by identifying what they’d like to achieve from counselling and by trying to ensure they gain something useful from the sessions. I often adopt a straight talking, direct approach where thoughts can be challenged, options can be explored, emotions can be expressed, and alternative perspectives can be offered.

I am an eclectic counsellor/psychotherapist which means I use different elements of therapeutic approaches, namely Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. See below.

I am also an experienced trainer and public speaker and have delivered male sexual abuse/exploitation training to thousands of professionals across the country. I am also a qualified and senior accredited supervisor and provide supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors as well as other practitioners working with vulnerable children and adults. I have nine years’ experience of managing a male only sexual exploitation service and in supporting boys and men at risk of, or who have experienced sexual exploitation and abuse.

I am registered and senior accredited with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) meaning my counselling practice has been deemed sufficiently ethical.

Areas of interest

Stress; depression; anxiety; low self esteem; anger; trauma; bereavement; relationship difficulties; sexual abuse; sexuality; sexual orientation; men; male abuse; rape;

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Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (>50)

  • AA034

    Psychotherapy session - (5-50)

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