Alessia Mitchell

Alessia Mitchell


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, German

Contact information

Phone number
07494 967444
Website

Contact Alessia

Therapist - High Barnet

High Barnet EN5
07494 967444
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

Availability

I am currently able to see clients evenings and weekends. 

About me and my therapy practice

I currently offer counselling online (via Skype or Zoom) and at my private practices in High Barnet, North London. In both settings, I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment that allows people to take the time and space to work through issues they may be experiencing and would like to change.

When problems feel overwhelming and become unmanageable, it can be helpful to speak to someone who is objective, empathetic and non-judgemental. Opening up in therapy can help people manage trauma from the past, feeling stuck in current circumstances or worries about the future. By counsellor and client working together, it’s possible to find coping strategies that help overcome challenges. It can be a place where someone feels comfortable to be honest, emotional and be able to explore their life's direction using an open perspective for embracing change.

My way of working is primarily humanistic, which means that I believe the key to a person's healing and development lies in their ability to feel comfortable in an environment where the therapist emphasises with their situation. Moreover, it is the relationship between therapist and client that offers an opportunity for a unique encounter that is different to all other relationships in a person's life.

I endeavour to work in a person-centred way, which involves encouraging the client to be an active part in the counselling process, making choices in what we will work on and providing feedback on our collaborative contributions.

Please visit my website for more information and FAQs.

Practice description

I work in premises that are tucked away off the High Street in Chipping Barnet, leading towards Hadley Wood. The therapy room is spacious with natural light and is located on the first floor of a building with shared office spaces, and can be accessed via stairs. There is a waiting area on the ground floor and male/female toilets on the first floor. There is parking available via nearby car parks and on street parking meters. There are also several bus routes that lead to the High Street and High Barnet Tube Station (Northern Line) is a 10 minute walk away.

My first session

I understand that the first counselling session can be daunting and that a person may be feeling apprehensive about the process as a whole. There is no expectation that you have to commit to counselling and I treat the first session as a way of us to get to know each other and see if our expectations of working together are matched.

We will go through an assessment that covers aspects such lifestyle, emotional and physical well-being, previous experiences of counselling and issues that someone would like to talk about. If we decide to go ahead and commit to counselling, we will set up an agreement for a time-frame, e.g. depending on whether someone is looking for short-term or longer-term counselling. We will go through the main policies to cover the most important questions, such as cancellations, breaks and communication between sessions for example.

Of course it's possible that someone would like to take the time to reflect on the agreement in their own time and later let me know if they'd like to commit to counselling. Therefore, I am happy to have the conversation together, be open for any later questions and wait until you are ready.

The process for the first session is the same whether we are working in the therapy room or online.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Depression, Disability, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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