Phil Mitchell

Phil Mitchell


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07780946568
Website

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Therapist - PUDSEY, WEST LEEDS

PUDSEY, WEST LEEDS LS28
07780946568
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

Sessions are available Monday to Friday from 8:30am with the last session starting at 7pm. Saturday appointments are also available.

My availability changes on a day-to-day basis.

Please phone or text 07780 946568 or email phil@counsellingwithphil.co.uk for my current availability. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified and senior accredited therapist who has provided counselling/psychotherapy to hundreds of people since 2004. I have significant experience in working with stress, anxiety and more. I have specialist experience in working with abused males...

I am a senior accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Since 2004 I have provided one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy to children, young people and adults

I have significant experience in working with stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, anger, issues related to sexual orientation and low self-esteem

I have specialist experience in working with boys and men who have experienced historic and/or recent sexual abuse/violence

I provide therapeutic support for emotional difficulties, techniques to deal with stress and anxiety, and help in understanding why you respond/behave the way you do

My role is to help you make the best use of our time together by identifying what you'd like to achieve from counselling. I do not tell people what to do or make them talk about things they don’t want to but I do help people to address and express their feelings, explore their thoughts and understand their behaviour and reactions in a safe, therapeutic and non-judgemental environment.

I am an eclectic therapist which means I will use different elements of therapeutic approaches, namely Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I will tailor my approach specifically for you.

For further details please visit my website: https://counsellorinleeds.co.uk/counselling/

Practice description

Counselling, psychotherapy and supervision sessions take place at my counselling/supervision room at my home in Stanningley, Pudsey – which is located on Stanningley Road, close to the fire station.

The 72 bus stops close to the venue and Bramley train station is a 15-minute walk away.

For further details please visit https://counsellorinleeds.co.uk/locations-timings/

My first session

When we meet for the first time

  • I will confirm your contact details and gather brief information about you and your medical history
  • I will explain more about how I work and the counselling process
  • I may ask how you found out about my counselling service. If you found me online it would be useful to know which website you found me on
  • I will ask you to read and sign the counselling agreement. This is a document containing important information about how we agree to work together and covers issues relating to boundaries, confidentiality and practicalities such as fees, length of sessions, time keeping and cancellation and rescheduling procedures
  • If accessing counselling through an external organisation and/or Employee’s Assistance Programme (EAP) they are also likely to require me to complete with you their own paperwork such as an assessment form, a scoring sheet and their own agreement
  • I may also ask for your GP details. It would be advantageous if you came prepared with this information. I will only contact your GP after speaking with you first, except in exceptional circumstances
  • You will get a chance to get some things off your chest and explain more about your situation. You will have more time to do this during following sessions
  • I will help you to clarify what it is you want to get out of counselling
  • You will be able to ask any questions, and discuss any concerns you may
  • We may book in further sessions so it would be useful if you came with your diary

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Eclectic, Emotion focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Trainer - PUDSEY, LEEDS

PUDSEY, LEEDS LS28
07780 946568
Sessions from £100.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

My availability changes on a day-to-day basis.

Please phone or text 07780 946568 or email phil@counsellingwithphil.co.uk for my current availability. 

About me and my therapy practice

Child Sexual Exploitation/Abuse Training Courses
  • Sharing my story of male rape, sexual abuse and exploitation
  • Identifying boys 
  • Understanding and engaging with boys

My Training Experience
As someone who has experienced rape and child sexual exploitation (CSE) and supported many boys and men who have experienced sexual abuse I am appropriately placed to provide training addressing male sexual abuse and exploitation. I also have significant experience in public speaking addressing issues related to male sexual abuse.

Since 2009 I have developed nationally recognised male sexual abuse/exploitation training and delivered this to thousands of professionals across the country. The training aims to increase the identification of boys at risk of or experiencing sexual exploitation, challenge gender biased practice, understand male abuse and explore how to work with males.

High quality training is informed by my many years of practice working with boys and men affected by sexual abuse/exploitation and is delivered in a dynamic and engaging way, using interactive methods and anecdotal stories from personal and professional experiences.

I have also worked with various organisations and practitioners to help make their services and practice accessible to, and inclusive of males.

I have delivered training to large children's charities, voluntary sector organisations, child sexual exploitation services, youth provisions, counselling organisations, CAMHS services, educational professionals, sexual health practitioners, other health professionals, housing workers, children's social care, safeguarding children boards and various police forces and local authority work forces

https://counsellorinleeds.co.uk/boys-cse-training/

Practice description

For further details on the content of my training courses please click on the links below:

Sharing my story of male rape, sexual abuse and exploitation
https://counsellorinleeds.co.uk/my-story/

Identifying boys
https://counsellorinleeds.co.uk/identifying-boys/

Understanding and engaging with boys
https://counsellorinleeds.co.uk/engaging-with-boys/

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma

Supervisor - PUDSEY, WEST LEEDS

PUDSEY, WEST LEEDS LS28
07780 946568
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

Sessions are available Monday to Friday from 8:30am with the last session starting at 7pm. Saturday appointments are also available.

My availability changes on a day-to-day basis.

Please phone or text 07780 946568 or email phil@counsellingwithphil.co.uk for my current availability. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am qualified and senior accredited supervisor who has provided supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors since 2012 and to child sexual exploitation workers since 2010. I provide Person Centred and also integrative/eclectic supervision…

  • I hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Person Centred supervision awarded to me by Temenos
  • I am experienced in supervising those working in schools, colleges, GP surgeries, voluntary sector services and other counselling organisations
  • I have significant experience in working with safeguarding issues and supervising those working with children in high risk situations
  • I am experienced in supervising those who are counselling clients affected by trauma and expressing suicidal thoughts
  • I also supervise practitioners working in organisations such as youth services, sexual health services, domestic abuse services, children's charities, child sexual exploitation services and sexual abuse counselling services

I believe that by establishing and maintaining a healthy and collaborative relationship where supervisees can experience the core conditions of empathy, genuineness and acceptance, a safe enough space can be created where various issues relating to client work, practice and professional development can be addressed, discussed and explored in a way that is helpful to the supervisee.

My role is to work with what the supervisee brings to supervision, in a way that can help develop their practice and help them grow as a counsellor. I can provide the appropriate environment where supervisees can discuss any difficulties they may be experiencing, explore alternative approaches, be open to appropriate challenge and highlight what is going well.

Supervision is available face to face and online.

Further details can be found at my website: http://counsellorinleeds.co.uk/supervision/

Practice description

Counselling, psychotherapy and supervision sessions take place at my counselling/supervision room at my home in Stanningley, Pudsey – which is located on Stanningley Road, close to the fire station.

The 72 bus stops close to the venue and Bramley train station is a 15-minute walk away.

For further details please visit https://counsellorinleeds.co.uk/locations-timings/ 

My first session

I offer all potential new supervisees a free thirty minute session where we can meet, get to know each each other and get a sense of what it might be like if we both decided to start working together. Please contact me to arrange a free introductory session.

Phone/text: 07780 946568
Email: phil@counsellingwithphil.co.uk

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Eclectic, Emotion focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited