Emma Russell

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Humanistic Integrative Counsellor MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Hove BN3 & Hurstpierpoint BN6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello I'm Emma, I am a qualified and experienced Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. I am also a registered member of the BACP. 

I can help with

  • Anxiety (Generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, phobias, panic attacks, & stress) 
  • Depression 
  • Low self-esteem / low self-confidence
  • Family/relationship Issues
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement 
  • Chronic illness

I offer a calm, compassionate and confidential space where you can talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts and feelings. I will listen sensitively without judgement and will seek to fully understand you, offering my response to enable you to explore and process how you are feeling.

My humanistic approach focuses on your potential and self-discovery, working alongside you, with the view that you are the expert on yourself. I use a combination of Person-centred therapy, Cognitive Behavourial Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis and Gestalt therapy.

I offer face to face sessions in Hurstpierpoint, Hove and Brighton. I also offer online sessions. 

Please get in touch initially by email, and give an outline of why you would like counselling. I will then arrange a time to talk on the phone so you can ask any questions you may have and also to see if you feel comfortable talking to me.  This initial consultation is free of charge. Then we can arrange a date for a session. I normally suggest coming at the same time each week. 

"Therapy is such a personal service and Emma encompasses everything you’d want from a therapist. Her careful, considerate and calm approach allowed me to feel supported in exploring uncomfortable areas of my life."  

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and have experience in a charity setting, holistic health clinic and private practice. 

Integrative counselling means using a blend of theories, and I personally use Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavourial Therapy (CBT) Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis. 

I have a vocational background in domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and child protection. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I offer a 20 minute free initial consultation, online or by telephone, which is informal and relaxed and will focus on us getting to know each other to see whether we are a good fit.

Hove, East Sussex, BN3

Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Wheelchair accessible at Hurstpierpoint therapy room

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