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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Specialist Experience

  • I specialise in working with males affected by recent and/or historic rape and sexual abuse/exploitation

  • I have significant experience in working with boys and men affected by recent and/or historic sexual abuse

  • I have provided counselling/support to hundreds of boys and men affected by rape and sexual abuse since 2004

  • I have over nine years' experience of managing a male only sexual abuse/exploitation service

  • I have developed and implemented various national initiatives and campaigns aimed at tackling the sexual exploitation of boys

  • I have developed nationally recognised male CSE resources such as Alright Charlie’, ‘Ryan’s Story’, ‘Brandon’s Story’ and more

  • Whsilt at The BLAST Project I was instrumental in in the Jack CSE serious case review where it was highlighted I provided good/consistent support

  • I have appeared on TV and in local and national media highlighting the issues faced by boys and men who are raped, abused and sexually exploited

  • I have contributed to various research, reports and publications on the issue of male rape and sexual abuse/exploitation including 'Children and Young People Now' and 'Inside Man' by Dan Bell and Glen Poole

  • I am an experienced trainer and public speaker addressing male rape and sexual abuse/exploitation

  • Since 2009 I have delivered training to thousands of professionals across the country addressing the rape and sexual abuse/exploitation of boys and men and the difficulties they face in asking for help

  • Between 2013 and 2015 I managed the national male CSE development project ‘Excellence for Boys’ which saw male referrals to 20 CSE services increase from 91 to 249

  • In 2014 my work in the field of male sexual abuse was acknowledged when I was also nominated for an' Unsung Hero Award' and was a finalist in the category, 'Longest Journey Under Challenging Conditions'

  • My article on male sexual abuse was also published in October 2017's edition of 'Therapy Today'

  • I featured in the 2017 publication 'Child Sexual Exploitation After Rotherham' by Adele Gladman & Angie Heal

  • In December 2017 I featured in the BBC documentary 'Male Rape: Breaking the Silence'

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