Regrettably, due to the ongoing pandemic and the resultant restrictions, I am adhering to the advice of my professional body, The National Counselling Society, and, as a result, I am currently unable to provide face-to-face counselling for either couples or individuals.
I am, however, continuing to provide individual sessions remotely, either by telephone or video, using Skype or Zoom, and I currently have some availability. If your income has been negatively impacted by the pandemic, concessions may be available. Please contact me to discuss your individual circumstances further before booking online.
My name is Laurele Mitchell and I set up anew: counselling & training in June 2018. I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor with sixteen years' experience in counselling and mental health. I am also a senior accredited registrant with The National Counselling Society and I adhere to their Code of Ethics and appear on their Accredited Register. For further information, please click on the logos above.
I have worked in a variety of different settings, including Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) and the NHS, as well as a number of different voluntary organisations. I am experienced in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), I facilitate training in mental health awareness and relationship first aid, and I am a mental health writer, who regularly contributes to mental health publications and websites.
Although I have worked with a wide variety of issues, I have the most experience working with relationship issues, including with family, friends and partners, as well as with ourselves. I am particularly interested in supporting you to heal from issues resulting from childhood trauma using a holistic approach tailored to your individual needs.
I also have extensive experience in working with stress and mental health issues, from anxiety and depression through to trauma, including CPTSD, and with people who are in crisis or at risk, primarily from self-harm or suicide.
Other areas in which I have an interest are bullying, friendship, loneliness and perfectionism, as well as the loss of a companion animal.