Gilly Russell

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Dip.Counselling, BA (Hons), BPC Registered, MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Gillingham, Dorset, SP8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Getting Started

We all experience difficult emotions and anxiety at times but if these feelings become constant or overwhelming it can leave you feeling concerned as to why you feel as you do.

Maybe there's something happening in your life currently, a situation, a place, a person maybe that you're struggling to make sense of?

Talking with a therapist can be the most positive decision for you and those closest to you.

How I can help you

My aim is to work with you, I offer a supportive, confidential space, a place to be heard, where you may talk through whatever is on your mind.

My counselling approach is psychodynamic, which means that I work in the following ways:

I believe that our thinking and behaviour is affected by certain things that we are not fully aware of; past experiences that are stopping you from moving forward in your present situations. Rather than remaining stuck they can be unravelled, talked about, allowing for growth and change.

This approach can offer understanding and meaning to situations that may be troubling you or causing you anxiety, anger or sadness. Working together in a supportive non-judgemental way will allow you to voice your feelings about things and give greater self awareness, allowing you to make lasting, meaningful changes.

How I work

Session times are 50 minutes and we would meet regularly, usually once a week at the same time and day.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor, registered with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

I have experience of working with a diverse range of people and difficulties.

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
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

If you are in receipt of benefits or on a restricted income. Please enquire regarding low cost counselling.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday 8am - 7pm. Evening and Saturday appointments are available where possible.

Further information

I can be contacted either by email or by leaving a message on the following number and I will return your call promptly. 07475 210446.

Gillingham, Dorset, SP8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme
Gilly Russell
Gilly Russell