Phil Mitchell

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Dip. Couns, MBACP (Accred)

Based in Central Leeds and Pudsey Tel: 07780 946568 Email: phil@counsellingwithphil.co.uk 

Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Trainer and Male Sexual Abuse Specialist

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Person Centred Counselling

 

The Person Centred approach believes that as human beings we will move towards doing what is best for us when we are provided with the right environment in which the therapeutic core conditions of empathy, acceptance and genuineness can be experienced. Person Centred counselling and psychotherapy has a strong focus on a positive relationship being established between client and counsellor. As someone who has received and provided Person Centred counselling I can see from a personal and professional level the benefits this way of working can bring. If you'd like to know more about the Person Centred approach please visit The British Association for the Person Centred Approach.

Anxiety

 

When we feel anxious it usually means we are worried about the future, believing something bad will, or is very likely to happen. This can have a negative impact on our relationships, get in the way of work and prevent us from living a healthy life. It can also result in an increased heart rate, headaches, stomach upsets and sometimes panic attacks.

 

I work with clients to help them understand their anxious thoughts, develop coping strategies to reduce physical symptoms, provide a safe space in which they can express their emotions and explore ways to reduce or eliminate the anxiety. Part of counselling may also include helping clients to have a better understanding of why they respond the way they do, including looking at how the brain and body work when anxious and exploring what triggers the anxiety.

 

As someone who has provided counselling via private practice and a number of employee assistance programmes (EAPs) to various individuals addressing anxiety I am knowledgeable, skilled and experienced in working with these issues.

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I work with clients to help them make the best use of our time together by identifying what they’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 counsellor/psychotherapist which means I use different elements of therapeutic approaches, namely Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (see below). I will tailor my approach specifically for you.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

 

CBT focuses on exploring a person’s thought process and perception of their situation. This approach believes that how we think about our situation and the beliefs that we attach to it affect our behaviour and in turn create the emotions we struggle to deal with. CBT highlights that by thinking differently about our situation, we will then behave and feel differently. If you'd like to know more about CBT please visit The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

 

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy aims make effective use of time by focusing more on solutions rather than problems. The approach aims to create positive change by identifying a person’s preferred and realistic future and by building on what a person is already doing, or has already done to manager their situation. If you'd like to know more about the Solution-Focused Brief  Therapy approach please visit The Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association

More About How I Work

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