Kaz Mitchell

Kaz Mitchell

Lecturer, Counselling


Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy


Kaz has been an educator at ACAP for 10 years, during which time she has taught various units in the Discipline of Counselling. Prior to this Kaz worked in the mental health psychosocial rehabilitation sector for 25 years in Melbourne and her country of birth, Scotland. She trained as an art therapist in Edinburgh, Scotland, before going on to complete a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy. As well as a full-time teaching load, Kaz has maintained a private practice as a counsellor, working with individuals and couples.


Literature review.


Mitchell, K. (2022). How procrastination, perfectionism and parenting styles impact students mental health and how mindfulness and self-compassion may be the antidote. In A. P. Francis and M. A. Carter (eds.), Mental Health and Higher Education in Australia. Springer.

Teaching and Coordination Responsibilities

Unit coordinator, tutor and lecturer for:

COUN2211 Counselling and Neuroscience
COUN5211 Grief Counselling
COUN5851 Trauma Counselling

Expert Comment Topics
Counselling and Neuroscience.
Procrastination and perfectionism.

Professional registrations or accreditation



  • Fostering Student Engagement in T322.
  • Inspiring, Motivating and Guiding in T322.
  • Promoting and Enhancing Learning in T322.

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