Russell Kendall MSc BSc(hons) Dip. Couns MBACP (Accred)
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and I offer short and long term counselling to individuals. I also offer counselling to couples who are experiencing challenges in their relationship. I also run Mindfulness courses.
I appreciate how difficult it can be to start counselling. What can prompt an enquiry can differ from one person to another. For some there may be a long standing desire to talk to a counsellor, and maybe now just feels right. For others there maybe something that has happened in their life such as a breakdown in a relationship or a loss in their life that prompts a contact to be made. Alternatively, they may be consumed by feelings such as depression, anxiety, fear, anger or resentment.
Talking with a counsellor about your thoughts and feelings in a safe, trusting and comfortable environment can provide you with the space and time to share what is on your mind, and this process can open up different opportunities for change.
I specialise in Person-Centred Counselling, which puts the client(s) at the centre of the counselling relationship. I work at the clients pace and I trust that over time they will come to share how they are feeling and what difficulties they are experiencing; I am committed to work in a non-directive way without judgement. The personal qualities I bring to my work are sensitivity, openness and warmth, as well as respect for others and their individual values and beliefs.
As a counsellor I am also aware of my own professional development, and I often attend different training workshops as well as receive regular counselling supervision. I am fully insured and offer counselling from my home address, which is in a quiet residential area of Bognor Regis where I have a dedicated space for counselling. I very much welcome the opportunity of working with you.
Please contact me on 01243 267708 or 07794 713573 for an appointment or for more information. Bognor Regis is within easy reach by road and rail from Chichester, Portsmouth, Barnham, Littlehampton, Shoreham and Lancing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following qualifications:
Higher National Diploma in Counselling. MSc Organisational Psychology. BSc (Hons) Psychology
Post Graduate Certificate in EducationAccredited Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
I have received training in the following:
Working with couples
I have worked for many years with a range of clients on issues including relationships with self and others, family issues, loss and bereavement, anger management, anxiety, stress, addiction and conflict at work
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
One to one counselling sessions cost £40 and last 1 hour
Couple counselling costs £45 and last for one hour
Concessions are available for students
I am a Focusing Practitioner (qualified through British Focusing Association)