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Kylie Mitchell

Kylie Mitchell

Clinical Psychologist

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DClinPsy, CPsychol, BSc

Kylie is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in anxiety, depression, stress, emotional instability and relationship difficulties. She also has additional training in providing specialist therapy for people with ADHD. Kylie has worked within the National Health Service for over nine years in different areas within clinical psychology. She is based in South London and offer a range of psychotherapies with individuals, using both short and long-term therapeutic models. Kylie is experienced in working with both adults and young people and also has experience in running various group therapies, including psycho-educational, cognitive-behavioural and long-term therapy groups.


Kylie works with individuals to build a shared understanding of their presenting difficulties, with the aim of helping them to build on their strengths, gain more agency over their difficulties and make changes in their life that foster long-term resiliency and a more secure sense of self.


Services offered
Psychological support is offered for the following presenting concerns:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction and substance misuse
  • ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety (including panic attacks and generalised worry)
  • Attachment-related difficulties
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career problems and worries
  • Depression and motivational difficulties
  • Eating and body related issues (e.g. binge eating, food restriction, bulimia, exercise addiction)
  • Low self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Life crisis/lack of meaning 
  • Obsessions and compulsions (including Obsessive compulsive disorder: OCD)
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Relationship issues and family difficulties; past or present
  • Self-harm
  • Dealing with past abuse (including emotional, physical and sexual)
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work-related stress


This is not an exhaustive list of concerns that Kylie works with. 


Kylie is trained in a variety of therapy modalities, including: cognitive behavioural therapy, schema-focused therapy and mentalisation-based therapy, and tailor my approach as appropriate depending on the needs and preferences of the person she is working with. She uses these approaches as they are evidence-based and are shown to be effective with a wide range of presenting difficulties.


Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a well-researched and effective therapeutic model which has been designed to help people work on understanding and addressing unhelpful thinking process, which ultimately lead to unwanted feelings and self-defeating behavioural patterns. CBT is a 'here and now' approach which helps people to build up a repertoire of skills and strategies they can use in their daily lives to manage and resolve specific difficulties. The aim is to empower the client so that they can take these skills away with them and independently apply them within their life for lasting change and psychological well-being.


Kylie also has specialist experience in treating people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) using a cognitive-behavioural approach. She tailors sessions to ensure that they are more easily accessed by people living with attention deficit problems, impulsive behaviours and hyper-activity. The content of the sessions may also allow for a more specific focus on helping people to manage both their idiosyncratic symptoms of ADHD alongside the associated difficulties often reported by people with this condition, including anxiety, low mood, low self esteem and relationship problems.


Schema-focused therapy is an integrative therapeutic approach based on the combination of different aspects of existing theories into one unified model. It was originally developed by Dr Jeffrey Young to treat people who had long-standing problems with thinking, feeling and behaving in self-destructive ways, but is now more widely applicable to a range of problems with great effectiveness. Schema therapy helps the person to identify and heal early problematic patterns or beliefs that are ingrained and otherwise known as 'schemas' or 'lifetraps'. These schemas pose obstacles to a person and act as a barrier to someone accomplishing their goals and getting their needs met in their life. Schema therapy aims to help someone to break these unwanted patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving and build more helpful strategies that strengthen self-esteem and aid the development of more satisfactory relationships with others.


A Mentalisation-based approach to therapy focuses on the client's understanding of their own feelings, intentions and mental states. This helps a person to better manage intense or confusing emotional states and more effectively understand unhelpful behavioural patterns within their present day relationships. The therapist adopts a curious and inquisitive stance to help set aside assumptions and allow for uncertainty and self-exploration. This in turn helps the client to be curious and compassionate towards their own difficulties and manage misunderstandings with others. The term was 'mentalisation' was introduced by Professor Peter Fonagy and his colleagues in their research of borderline personality disorder. This approach has now been extended to treat a variety of presenting problems and is a valuable method of helping clients to explore their own mind and develop healthier relationships.



What can I expect from my first appointment?
You would be offered an initial phone call consultation (free of charge) to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and answer any questions or concerns you might have. You would then meet Kylie for an assessment appointment to provide you with a safe space to discuss your concerns and goals in greater depth. You will work together to understand your difficulties and determine a plan for a potential way forward. This will include determining what type of approach would suit you best and whether Kylie is the right therapist for you. This usually takes one session but sometimes more time is required based on your needs.


If you decide to book in a course of therapy then you will agree an initial number of sessions, which will again be based on your needs and goals, and you would regularly review your progress with Kylie to ensure the sessions are of benefit to you.
Kylie currently offers evening appointments, both for the introductory phone call and face-to-face sessions.


How many sessions will I need?
This depends on the nature of the issues you wish to address and your goals for the work. There is no set number of sessions we would expect clients to adhere to. Kylie would offer advice about the type of approach that she recommends based on your presenting concerns whilst carefully taking into account your personal preferences. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy is usually short-to medium term (generally 6-12 sessions) whereas Schema-Focused Therapy and a Mentalisation-based approach would be offered over a longer period of time to allow for change with more established patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving and relating.


Are the sessions confidential?
As a qualified clinical psychologist, Kylie operates under the ethical guidelines stipulated by the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council. She also has full professional liability insurance. Kylie undertakes regular clinical supervision and continued professional development activities in order to maintain a gold-standard service.


What is the fee structure and cancellation policy?
The cost of each 50-minute session will generally start at £90, depending on the approach taken. Fees are payable prior to the session by bank transfer or in the session by cash. Discounts for a package of sessions may be available. Kylie is due to start taking referrals from private healthcare insurance companies in the near future so please do enquire if you would like to know more about this service.


Please note that cancellations within 48 hours' notice or non-attendance without notification will be charged at the usual sessional rate, regardless of reason.




Available At Feel Good Balham

Monday 17:30 - 21:30

Treatments Offered By Kylie Mitchell

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)  

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)    

1 Hr : £90   

Counselling for Bereavement or Loss  

Counselling for Bereavement or Loss    

1 Hr : £90   

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