01271 830775 / 07503 518391
My name is Russ Henderson and I work as an integrative Psychotherapist / Counsellor
and training consultant based in Barnstaple and Exeter. I generally offer 6 therapy sessions, though more complex work often takes more time.
We do not seek "cure"…... merely symptom relief and social control as this is virtually always possible & attainable.
My main areas of expertise are Post Traumatic Stress, Sexual Abuse, Panic Attacks, Anxiety & Depression, School problems, Domestic Violence, Combat Stress, Self Harm / Suicidal thinking, Addiction, Attachment, Autism, ADHD, and Stress Disorders, I work with Children, Young Persons, Families and Adults.
After completing a 5 year Post Graduate Diploma course in Integrative Psychotherapy with Bath Spa University at the Iron Mill Institute, Exeter in 2001, I have since and continue to study and practice with some of the world's leading practitioners in Trauma / Behavioural Neuro Science & Energetic Psychology, both in Europe and the U.S.A.
My working background is based in Special Needs Education, Bereavement Therapy, Drugs / Alcohol Mental Health and CAMHS Joint Agencies Child Abuse Team.
I also work for various schools in the West Midlands as a Consultant Psychotherapist and Training Consultant, offering advice, consultations and supervision to teaching staff and related health care professionals, regarding Challenging Behaviour, also providing therapeutic sessional work for distressed Children and Young People, specifically inside the domain of trauma, attachment, & autistic spectrum condition (A.S.C.).
Study and practice of Martial Arts through the application of Zen with a Master for 10 years, I have studied Eastern philosophies for the last 40 years, and believe the complementary nature of both ancient healing systems such as Buddhist Psychology and Chi Kung coupled with today's ground breaking quantum research into Behavioural Neuro Science and the Energetic Patterns of trauma, both supplements and empowers the therapeutic work I deliver whether one to one, group, or in training workshops.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis (Iron Mill Centre Exeter)
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Bath Spa University)
CAPS (Certificate in Advanced Professional Studies - Counselling - Bath Spa University)
Advanced Practitioner in Energetic Psychology
Certificated Practitioner and Trainer in TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique - Los Angeles C.A.)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
This is a variable and negotiable figure depending upon the length and nature of the work required, discounts are also available for students.
Our private work offers Specialised Individual Treatment Plans comprising 6 meetings (more complex problems will sometimes take more input).
Psychological and emotional conditions such as Panic and Anxiety attacks, A.D.H.D., Post Traumatic Stress, Combat Stress, Critical Incidents, Performance Anxiety, Self Harm, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Bereavement etc., create energetic shifts inside of us that cause suffering on many levels. A main part of our work with you will be to coach you how to manage any unwanted feelings long term, without the interference of having to involve or contact a Therapist / Counsellor.
Over the years we have been offering therapeutic work, we have found that many clients especially children presenting with sexualised trauma do not have a an accurate dialogue for the distress they experience, we understand this and have designed our therapeutic interventions to cater for clients who do not wish to discuss just exactly what has happened to them.
My therapeutic work draws source, inspiration and information from many disciplines, some born out of recent developments, and some of ancient healing antiquity, Acupuncture systems and theory, Chi Kung, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Behavioural Neuro Science, Inner Child / Inner Parent Conflict Resolution (Transactional Analysis), Buddhist Psychology, Eye Movement De-sensitisation Re-processing (EMDR), Ericksonian – altered states of consciousness, Thought Form Resolution (TFR), Energy Field Therapy, Zen, Guided Affected Imagery, EFT (Variant), Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT), Gestalt, Mindfulness, Chakra philosophy, Cold laser Acupuncture etc. – all nourish and inform the energy we use to assist our clients take back their autonomy to yet again fine tune their innate potential.
Our aim is simply to get you out of therapy as quickly and effectively as possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays - Saturdays AM
Types of client