Hannah Russill Psychotherapist and Counsellor
I'm a psychotherapist working in north Milton Keynes. If you are looking for a way to find meaning in your life, a deeper sense of purpose and greater freedom from anxiety, then I am qualified and have the experience to support you in that search.
My approach is integrative and transpersonal. 'Integrative' refers to the different skills and knowledge that are woven into my work: an understanding of human development; of the healing and wounding nature of relationship; of how trauma is stored and healed in body and soul; of how different levels of need can be frustrated or fulfilled; of how family and cultural history may colour our present and our future.
'Transpersonal' refers to the context which surrounds and contains our work together in the therapy relationship. Neuroscience demonstrates that what we access through conscious awareness is only the tip of the iceberg: our unconscious minds contain infinitely more knowledge that our conscious minds can grasp. Similarly, as the therapist, I keep in mind that there will be more to you and your need - for healing or for meaning - than I can consciously grasp. So I am attentive to clues from the language of our bodies, our dreams, and our intuition , as we work together.
If you know, deep down, that there's more to what's troubling you than what is apparent on the surface, then this kind of therapy may be for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially trained and worked as a classical musician both in Britain and abroad. I see a continuum between the creativity of artistic expression, and the creativity of effective therapy.
I was also for a number of years a member of a monastic community. During that time, besides facilitating music in the community, one of my roles involved caring for a small herd of dairy goats.
My experience includes work in private mental health, the NHS, and school and college settings. I have 12 years' experience of counselling and have worked as a psychotherapist for six years.
I hold a diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis counselling, and a dploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis psychotherapy.
I am a registered member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), and BACP.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Major life transitions
A session is 50 minutes long, and costs between £40.00 and £45.00. I can sometimes offer a reduced rate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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