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About me

I recognise that taking the first steps to make contact with a potential therapist can be a little daunting and so I work hard to be both professional and approachable in my style of working. I am a psychotherapist who is passionate about developing respectful working relationships with the people I see in my practice, providing a safe space to talk, think and understand.

I will do my best to provide you with the opportunity to develop a trusting, authentic and honest relationship with me as your psychological therapist. In my experience, therapy is most effective when there is a good working relationship between client and therapist, enabling us to work together to better understand your difficulties.

It is really important to me that my work with clients is founded upon the values of compassion, authenticity, curiosity and kindness. I enjoy meeting individuals who are invested in their therapy as I work alongside them and support them to make the changes they desire while honouring their autonomy and independence in living a life that is of value and has meaning for them.

In addition to providing face to face therapy, I also offer therapy via web based video calls to enable those unable to attend appointments in person the flexibility of working with me remotely. If you would like to know more, please take a look at my website and if you are interested in the possibility of working with me, I would be very pleased to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working in public mental health services for over 9 years and so I am experienced in working with people with a range of difficulties such as such as depression, anxiety, stress, physical health problems, relationship difficulties, life limiting illnesses and bereavement.

I am registered with and accredited by United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I have attained the following qualifications:

  • Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
  • Post Graduate Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling
  • BSc Hons Psychology

I am currently undertaking a research project through Metanoia Institute's Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Integrative Psychotherapy by Professional Studies (DCPsych) in order to qualify as a Counselling Psychologist.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

St Helier

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Though the office is on the ground floor of the building, there are 5 steps up to the front door. Please make contact to discuss alternative arrangements if accessing the office is going to be a problem for you.


In addition to lunchtime appointments, I do offer a limited number of evening and weekend sessions.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Charissa Russ Counselling & Psychotherapy

Charissa Russ Counselling & Psychotherapy