Arabella Russell MA Relationship Therapy, MBACP (Accred)

Arabella Russell MA Relationship Therapy, MBACP (Accred)

About me

I am an experienced and well qualified relationship counsellor offering support to both couples and individuals across Surrey and Sussex. I worked for Relate for many years and now have a private practice in Dorking.  It is easily accessible to clients from Dorking, Leatherhead, Ashtead, Epsom, Reigate, Crawley, Redhill and the surrounding area.

Individual Therapy

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.

Couple Therapy

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.

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
MBACP Accredited

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Couples - £60
Individuals - £50

All sessions are 55 minutes.

Maps & Directions

Dorking, RH4

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Daytime and Evenings

Types of client

Older adults