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- Video and telephone consultations
I have worked in the NHS for 10 years, providing psychological approaches across the lifespan in both mental health and medical settings. I specialise in supporting individuals to adjust to physical health conditions and their impact. In my current NHS role, I offer specialist interventions for headache conditions (including migraine and cluster headache). I equally have experience of working with other difficulties such as anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. I am trained within various approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
I believe therapy should feel right for you: I aim to ensure that we are working on goals that are most important to you and to tailor our sessions so that you can feel at ease and comfortable with the process.
Areas of interest
Adult; child; adolescent; chronic pain; disability; headache; migraine; cluster headache; fibromyalgia
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Physical disability
Current NHS consultant posts held
Clinical Psychologist, Headache, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, University College London NHS Trust
Duncan, M., Carroll, S., Cockburn, R., Johnston, C., Bullock, H., Mitchell, S., & Hemingway, C. (2020). Psychosocial impact of paediatric demyelinating disorders: a scoping review. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 62(11), 1250-1258.
Mitchell, S., Andrews, L., & Engward, H. (2022). Examining the effects of acquired limb loss on the family network: a grounded theory study. Disability and Rehabilitation, 44(5), 745-753.
Lester, K. J., Lisk, S. C., Mikita, N., Mitchell, S., Huijding, J., Rinck, M., & Field, A. P. (2015). The effects of verbal information and approach-avoidance training on children's fear-related responses. Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 48, 40-49.
Courses offered to GPs
Psychological needs of patients with headache conditions.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology University of Essex 2018
- Masters in Development & Psychopathology University of Reading 2012