Alessia Mitchell

Alessia Mitchell


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, German

Contact information

Phone number
07494 967444

Contact Alessia

Therapist - High Barnet

High Barnet EN5
07494 967444
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Please note that I currently don't have any availability until July 2021. If you would like to talk about what counselling can do for you or ask me about myself and my work, we can have a (free) initial telephone consultation and I will get back to you as soon as I have availability for new clients.

About me and my therapy practice

I offer remote counselling online as well as face-to-face in a therapy room based in High Barnet (EN5), within easy reach of Borehamwood, Potters Bar and other parts of North London. In both settings, I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment that helps people to work through issues they 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 counselling can help people manage trauma from the past, feeling stuck in current circumstances or worries about the future. Particularly in these challenging times, it can be helpful to seek support from someone, even if you have been and currently still are managing to hold things together. By actively working together, we can formalise your needs where we create a pathway to reach what you want for yourself.

Before working in private practice, I have gained experience in working at a secondary school, a University counselling service and a mental health charity for young people. Therefore I can offer sessions to teenagers, adolescents and adults.

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 empathises 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.

My approach to counselling is integrative, so that I can choose from different modalities to offer ways of working that suit each individual person. This is usually an intuitive process, which also involves input from the client, so that we jointly make the decision on how we would like to work together.

Please visit my website for more detailed information about my qualifications, the way I work and FAQs.

Practice description

I am based in premises that are tucked away off the High Street in Chipping Barnet, leading towards Hadley Wood. The location is within a short driving distance from Arkley, New Barnet, Finchley, Potters Bar and other part of Hertfordshire. 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.

The therapy room is spacious and allows for seating to be arranged 2 metres apart. There are large windows which offer natural light and good ventilation. The room is located on the first floor of a building with shared office spaces, and it can be accessed via stairs. There is a waiting area on the ground floor and male/female toilets on the first floor. Hand sanitising stations available throughout the building.

Please visit my website if you would like to see photos of the room.

My first session

I understand that the first session can be daunting and that you may be feeling apprehensive about the process as a whole. I offer a free telephone consultation before the first session to provide more details and answer any questions.

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. I charge £30 for the first session and £60 for all other consecutive counselling sessions.

We will go through an assessment that covers aspects such lifestyle, emotional and physical well-being, previous experiences of counselling and specific issues that you 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 open-ended counselling. We will go through the most important questions, such as cancellations, breaks and communication between sessions for example.

If you prefer to reflect on our agreement in your own time and later let me know if you'd like to commit to counselling, I am happy to have the initial session, 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, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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