anew: counselling & training

anew /əˈnjuː/ adverb

in a new or different and typically

more positive way


about anew: counselling & training

About me

My name is Laurele Mitchell and I set up anew: counselling & training in June 2018.  I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor with fourteen 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) and I facilitate training in mental health awareness and relationship first aid.

Experience and interests

I am experienced in working with stress, including work-related stress, and mental health issues, from anxiety and depression, including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic attacks, to more severe mental health issues and trauma.  I also have a lot of experience working with people who are in crisis or at risk, primarily from self-harm and suicide, and, to a lesser extent, domestic abuse.

The other area that I am most experienced in is relationships, including relationships with family, friends and partners, as well as with ourselves.  I am particularly interested in how we can work through relationship issues, such as codependency, using self-awareness and self-compassion.  I am also interested in practices in relationships other than classical or serial monogamy.

Other areas in which I have an interest are introversion, perfectionism and sensitivity, as well as the loss of a pet.


  • BA (Hons) Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, 1997

  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of Strathclyde, 2006

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Strathclyde, 2008

  • Extensive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in counselling and mental health