Maria Russo - Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP

Maria Russo - Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP

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About me

It can be hard to cope with problems, feeling unable to figure out what to do and uncomfortable about sharing our feelings with family and friends:

  • Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or stress?
  • Does it feel like life is getting on top of you, and don't know what to do?
  • Do you have issues in the relationship with your partner or within your family?
  • Are you subject to abuse, any kind of physical or emotional violence?
  • Do you feel the need to talk to someone about your worries and concerns?

If any of the above applies to you, counselling is a very valid option to consider.
I can offer you a safe, private and confidential environment where you can talk freely about your concerns and worries, without being judged or criticised.

I offer counselling support to individuals, couples, families or groups and have specific experience working with young people age 18-24 .

I work with people from 18 years old onwards on a variety of issues:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • panic attacks
  • phobias
  • low self-esteem
  • rape or sexual abuse
  • manic depression
  • bipolar disorders
  • eating disorders
  • disability
  • bullying and domestic violence
  • self-harm
  • sexual orientation
  • relationship counselling
  • affairs and betrayals
  • separation and divorce
  • trauma
  • anger management
  • pet bereavment
  • post-traumatic stress disorder

I provide specialist support to survivors of rape and sexual abuse during their healing process and to young adults who struggle with difficult family relationships. self-harm, low self-esteem and other issues.

My counselling therapeutic approach is based on:

  • A passionate focus in helping you to achieve your best potential
  • A realistic approach on searching for long term solutions whilst achieving measurable results as quickly as possible
  • A supportive attitude where you and I work together in a partnership to achieve change
  • Competitive, cost-effective fees
  • A commitment to using tools and therapeutic approaches tailored to suit your specific situations
  • Flexible schedule, to fit your individual needs. Timing and locations of the therapy sessions will be agreed and can be adapted as your needs change
  • An enthusiastic qualified therapist interested in continuous learning

    You can contact me via Email or on 07816517913 to discuss your needs.

I hold a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and validated by the University of Middlesex.

I am in the final stage of my BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis .

If you feel the need to understand how what happened in the past has affected you or your loved ones and how this knowledge can be used to work towards a change in your life, I will help you.

We will explore feelings, thoughts and personal experiences in order to find solutions for the challenges you are facing and be able to cope with issues, conflicts, challenges that affect you or your loved ones.

I offer counselling in the area of North Hants (Fleet, Odiham, Hook, Hartley Wintney, Yateley) and surrounding areas as well as Lighwater, Ascot, Sunningdale, Bagshot, Camberley, Frimley, Farnborough and surrounding Surrey areas.

I have two main locations where sessions can be held, both within very easy reach from the M3 and A30.

Wheelchair access is available in Lightwater.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and of the Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP).

I hold a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling, based on Transactional Analysis (TA), accredited by the BACP, validated by Middlesex University.

I am in the final stage of my BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis .

My approach is Humanistic, Person Centred, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, I specialise and particularly focus on Transactional Analysis.

I also hold the following certificates:

  • L2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling (CPCAB)
  • L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Certificate of Transactional Analysis 101 from ITA(Institute of Transactional Analysis)

I hold a Diploma in Psychology of Human Development.

I have worked for an organisation that helps homeless young people and am currently supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse and domestic violence.

I can work in English and Italian language.

The ethical guidelines that underpin my work are defined by the BACP (

I am committed to improving the quality of my service by attending regular one to one or group supervision sessions and participating regularly to specific workshops and training courses.

The Continual Professional Development workshops attended are the following:

Animal Assisted Therapy(AAT) on going
Attachment  and Loss
Body Psychotherapy Dissociation
Companion Animal loss
Domestic Abuse
Drugs and Alcohol Abuse
Loss and Grief
Mental Health Awareness
Psychosexual Therapy 
Working Creatively
Working with Suicide and Self Harm
Working with Shame
Group Therapy

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Animal Assisted Therapy
Pet Bereavement
Pet Loss
Pet Rehoming
Missing Pet
Senior Citizen Counselling

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  • counselling room


£45 per 50 minute session.

First session will be one hour

Further information

The number of sessions I offer depends on the individual needs. 

This can be discussed and agreed in the first session.  

Concessions can be agreed in special circumstances.

Maps & Directions

Ascot, SL5
Fleet, GU51

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Italian


•Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm •Evenings & Saturday mornings Depending on location for the session

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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