Arabella Russell MA Relationship Therapy, MBACP (Accred)
I am an experienced and well qualified relationship counsellor offering support to both couples and individuals across Surrey and Sussex. I am a practising Relate counsellor and a national spokesperson for Relate on relationship issues. My private practice is in central Dorking. It is easily accessible to clients from Dorking, Leatherhead, Ashtead, Epsom, Reigate, Crawley, Redhill and the surrounding area.
Life can feel difficult at times. I see individuals who are experiencing profound sadness, loneliness, depression, anger, major life change, stress and anxiety, low self-esteem and loss or bereavement. Exploring these issues with an experienced counsellor can offer great relief as well as giving you understanding and insight about how to manage things differently.
Feeling secure, happy and connected in our couple relationships is crucial to our emotional well-being. My expertise is in helping couples to address the issues that are causing pain, conflict and unhappiness in their lives. These can include feelings of disconnection and incompatibility, loss of respect or understanding, lack of intimacy, the aftermath of an affair, resentment, repeated arguments and other communication issues.
Reduced fee for first session
Deciding to go into counselling and then picking the right therapist can feel like a bewildering task. As a result, I charge a reduced fee of £35 for your first session. This gives you the opportunity to check out whether you think therapy is right for you and whether I am the right therapist to help you.
How many sessions will I need?
Everyone is different. Some couples and individuals feel ready to leave counselling after a short time, whilst others benefit from a longer period of support. My focus is providing you with the time you need.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Relationship Therapy, University of Hull
Post Graduate Diploma Relationship Therapy, University of Hull
Certificate in Psychosexual Studies - Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships
Certified Relate Practitioner, Relate Institute
I regularly attend intensive workshops and courses which include:
Advancing Skills in Couple Work - Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR)
Infidelity and the Sexual Relationship - TCCR
Affairs - The Impact on the Couple Relationship - TCCR
The Stuck Couple: Managing disappointment, Blame and Conflict in the Couple Relationship - TCCR
Attachment Theory - The Impact of Attachment Security on the Couple Relationship - TCCR
Understanding and Recognising Sexual Addiction - Relate Institute
Emotionally Focussed Therapy - Relate Institute
Mental Health and Couple Counselling - Relate Institute
Counselling Young People - Youth Access
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Couples - £50
Individuals - £45
All sessions are 55 minutes
There is a reduced charge of £35 for the first session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and Evenings
Types of client