Bev Russell

Bev Russell



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About me

I see individual clients, providing a confidential and safe environment in which to build a relationship of trust and openness. This might be short or long term, depending on individual needs. I work with my clients at the pace they want.

What are the benefits of Therapy?
Counselling provides a safe, confidential and supportive environment in which to build upon your strengths. It offers you:

  • The chance to speak honestly about things that are affecting your life and create the changes you need.
  • The opportunity to learn strategies to cope with difficult times.
  • An environment where you can discover who you are and what is holding you back from being the person you want to be.
  • A space where you can speak openly, honestly and emotionally about your past, present and future.
  • New ways of thinking.
  • The ability to improve your self esteem, your health and well-being.
  • The opportunity to take control, become more self aware and be the provider of your own happiness.

I have been trained as an integrative counsellor, which means that I combine aspects of several models of therapy depending on the needs of each unique client. I feel that all models are effective, but the vital part is the quality of the relationship you share with your counsellor.

Therapies Offered

  • Cognitive & Behavioural.
  • Humanistic.
  • Integrative.
  • Psychoanalytical.
  • Psychodynamic.

All of these can be used when working with the areas I am experienced in, such as; Anxiety, Abuse, Addictions, Anger Management, Childhood Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Stress, Mortality, Phobias.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Counselling Level 4, studied at Canterbury College.
Certificate in British Sign Language Level 1.
PIE trained, Psychologically Informed Environment.
I am a member of the BACP, British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.

For 10 years I have been using counselling skills in a variety of settings, including homeless hostels, shared houses for vulnerable adults, floating support in peoples homes and night shelters.
Working with a wide variety of issues including drugs, alcohol, mental health, relationship breakdowns and abuse.

2009 to 2010
I was a volunteer counsellor at East Kent Rape line in Canterbury.

Volunteer counsellor in the Renal Unit in Ashford (NHS).

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


You can contact me via the contact page on my Counselling Directory profile, or via the link to my website.

Once I have received the initial contact from you, I can ring you for a 10 minute consultation. This is an opportunity for us to find out a bit about each other, and whether you would like to take the therapy further.

If this is the case and you feel comfortable after the phone call, then we would arrange a suitable time for you to come and see me for an initial 50 minute session. This is another chance for you to speak to me about what you would like from your therapeutic journey, and some of the things that are effecting you at present. This does not mean you are committed to further therapy with me, but if you do want to continue we will go through our contract of therapy.

Maps & Directions

Hastingleigh, TN25

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


Monday to Friday evenings up to 8pm. and weekends. Sessions during the day time by appointment.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme