Mr Phil Mitchell

Mr Phil Mitchell

Counselling, Psychotherapy 30027603


  • Fee assured
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Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

I am a qualified, experienced and senior accredited therapist who has provided counselling/psychotherapy to hundreds of children, young people and adults since 2004. I work with those aged 13+

Sessions are available in-person and online via zoom video,

I have experience in working with stress, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, anger, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and more. I have significant specialist experience in working with boys and men affected by misandry, rape, controlling/abusive relationships, and recent and/or historic sexual abuse, assaults and exploitation.

I have appeared on TV and in local and national media addressing the sexual abuse of boys on BBC Look North and Channel 4 News, the sexual harassment of boys and men on GB News, and miscarriages of justice affecting men on LBC Radio after the Andrew Malkinson case. In 2023 I published my first book addressing the sexual abuse of boys and men.

In 2023 I published my first book addressing the sexual abuse of boys and men.

Many of the clients I work with are boys and men who I often engage with using male-friendly methods whilst valuing masculinity as highlighted by The British Psychological Society.

Counselling with me is not just sitting and talking; it can be used to help people tackle their problems, eliminate barriers, understand their situation, take control, take action, and make change.

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 and by trying to ensure they gain something useful from the sessions. I often adopt a straight talking, direct approach where thoughts can be challenged, options can be explored, emotions can be expressed, and alternative perspectives can be offered.

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 am also an experienced trainer and public speaker and have delivered male sexual abuse/exploitation training to thousands of professionals across the country. I am also a qualified and senior accredited supervisor and provide supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors as well as other practitioners working with vulnerable children and adults. I have nine years experience of managing a male only sexual exploitation service and in supporting boys and men at risk of, or who have experienced sexual exploitation and abuse.

I am registered and senior accredited with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) meaning my counselling practice has been deemed sufficiently ethical.

Areas of interest

Stress; depression; anxiety; low self esteem; anger; trauma; bereavement; relationship difficulties; sexual abuse; sexuality; sexual orientation; men; male abuse; rape; false allegations; controlling relationships; paternity fraud

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Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (>50)

  • AA034

    Psychotherapy session - (1-5)

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