Jo Byron-Russell

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Lewes BN8 & BN7
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Finding deeper & more real love even in the midst of crisis without either of you compromising who you are

Often couples find me when they are at this crisis point:  Layers of unresolved pain, resentment or relational deadness have pushed one or both of them to the point of fearing that splitting up might be the better option. They wish they could see a way out of this that doesn’t mean either settling or leaving full of guilt and resentment.

In over a decade of supporting couples in crisis, I have crafted and honed my answer to that achingly painful question

“What (the f!&k) happened to us?”.

The truth is nothing happened and that is the problem. You were never meant to stay in that place that you have been trying to get to. Your relationship, like all living matter in existence, is meant to evolve. The crisis you are experiencing is the wake-up call that is trying to nudge you onward.

I am here to help you make ease of that nudging, through my writing & posts, my 1:1 & 1:2 sessions, and my courses & groups. 

Please check out my website for more information and to discover the different ways I can support you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training

I am a fully qualified counsellor with a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Brighton, which has a reputation for both academic and clinical excellence and is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I gained in-depth training in different approaches, such as Person-Centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt therapy and Existential Therapy. As a qualified counsellor, I pursued Focusing, Body-Centred Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy and IFIO couples therapy.  I am a qualified Professional Coach with Integral Coaching Canada and a qualified Conflict Mediator.  

I have also undergone advanced training in Group and Couples Therapy as well as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and other meditative approaches and can incorporate these in our sessions if you wish.  I have my own Zen meditation practice. 

I am always committed to learning and developing as a counsellor and for this reason, am regularly in continual professional development.

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.


Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Please view my services and fees here

When I work

Both day and evening sessions are available.

Further information

Contact me

Please feel free to call or text me on 07853162294 if you have any questions about psychotherapy in general or if you would like to book our initial session.

Alternatively, email me at

The Granary, Upper Stoneham Farm, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5RH

Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Additional languages

BSL (British Sign Language)

Online platforms



Jo Byron-Russell
Jo Byron-Russell