Cathy Russell BA Hons, PGCE, FdSc Couns, Dip. CBT, Dip. CCYP, MBACP (Accred)

Cathy Russell BA Hons, PGCE, FdSc Couns, Dip. CBT, Dip. CCYP, MBACP (Accred)


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About me

Sometimes the thought of counselling can be frightening. You might believe that, if you really say how you feel, others might think you are crazy. So you just get on with it and tell yourself that everything is okay or it will get better... one day.

Talking things through with a qualified counsellor can help you to understand your thoughts and emotions. We will begin to recognise how unhelpful thoughts can affect us emotionally and physically as well as impacting on our behaviour. We can then work together so that you can begin to live more effectively as an individual and socially, in your everyday life.

I offer short and long term counselling to adults, young people and children.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Northern Ireland Counselling Forum. I also hold an up-to-date Certificate of Enhanced Disclosure with Access NI and Civil Liability Insurance.

  • BA Hons Psychology & English
  • PGCE
  • Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Mental Health First Aid Northern Ireland
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care Level 2
  • Making Sense of Self Harm
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Overview of Mental Health Disorders
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Building Self Esteem
  • FdSc Counselling
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Training
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) A Cognitive Behavioural Approach
  • Introduction to Building a Coaching Approach
  • Level 5 Dip. In Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
  • Level 5 Dip. In Counselling Children and Young People using the CSSO Model
  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice
  • Mindfulness Practices for Adults and Children

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£45 per hour

Further information

I work in two GPs' surgeries in the Armagh area and I also offer private one-to-one sessions in a separate location. Please feel free to contact me with any questions so that we can consider whether or not my service will best suit your needs. If we find that other services may be of more benefit I am happy to discuss this with you and either signpost you or provide you with suitable literature to help you make that decision.

Maps & Directions

Armagh, BT60

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


If you choose to contact me by phone and I do not answer then please feel free to leave a voicemail or send a text message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme