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Jessica Mitchell counsellor and psychotherapist

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Maya Angelou 


About me

Welcome to my practice! My name is Jessica Mitchell and I'm a counsellor and psychotherapist based in south London. 

I offer my clients a safe and non-judgemental space that enables them to explore their experiences and feelings in a way that feels comfortable for them. 

As an integrative counsellor, also trained in EMDR and Somatic Trauma Therapy, I am able to draw on several therapeutic schools of thought so that I can support clients in a way that is most useful for them. What I do is to use my knowledge and experience to help each client gain understanding and acceptance of how they view the world. This understanding then supports each client in making choices about how they wish to live.

I am a queer counsellor with a lot of experience supporting the LGBTQI+ community and committed to making therapy a safe space for all.

  • Somatic Trauma Therapy Diploma - 2024

  • EMDR Diplioma - 2016

  • MSc Therapeutic Counselling - 2013

  • MSc International Public Health Nutrition - 2003

  • PgDip Broadcast Journalism - 1992

  • BA Hons Literature - 1986

  • Trauma, including Complex PTSD

  • End of life and terminal illness

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Long term health conditions

  • Loss, including bereavement

  • Relationship issues

  • Self-esteem issues, including shame


I have an MSc Therapeutic Counselling (with distinction) from the University of Greenwich’s accredited course. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by its Ethical Framework. I am also a registered member of the Eye Movement Desensitisation (EMDR) and Reprocessing Association UK & Ireland.

I have worked in a variety of settings, using a range of approaches, with clients who were experiencing difficulties including complex trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship breakdown and other issues that were impacting negatively on their sense of wellbeing.

I engage in ongoing Continuing Professional Development to ensure best practice in my work and regularly provide consultancy services to businesses across the UK and abroad. I am currently an editor for the BACP as part of their accreditation processes and a supervisor for media and human rights companies in Africa as well as for the third sector in the UK. In recent years, I edited the international, peer-reviewed journal Bereavement Care, published by Routledge in association with Cruse Bereavement Care and was also a radio producer for the BBC, where I was twice winner of the Glenfiddich Award for the Best Radio Programme.

I am also a practicing artist exploring themes of identity, sexuality and meaning and regularly collaborate with other artists in exhibitions and projects using a variety of mediums such as photography, drawing and fabrics. In 2019 and 2021, I facilitated a workshop for people affected by cancer where I enabled the participants to self-express through the medium of photography. I currently co-facilitate art therapy groups for queer artists with lived experience of mental health difficulties via the Arts and Health Hub. 


Contact me

If you are interested in any of the services I provide, please contact me for a free informal discussion to see how I can help.  You can contact me by email or mobile phone.


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