Jo Russell

West Wickham, Kent, BR4

About me

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and a registered member of BACP. I offer caring and effective professional counselling for adults, which is confidential, and puts you at the centre of the process, allowing you space to explore your difficulties at your own pace, without fear of judgement. Talking to a professional can be beneficial if you feel stuck or overwhelmed by a problem or difficulty in your life, or you want a better understanding of who you are. If you feel I may be able to help you please do not hesitate to contact me for a no-obligation discussion. If we agree to work together I will undertake an initial assessment with you, so that I can understand your needs and why you are seeking support now.

Psychodynamic counselling can be helpful in identifying the root cause of difficulties which you may be experiencing by working with an awareness of your past experiences. This can help you gain valuable insight and understanding into patterns of behaviour, which may no longer be helpful to you. This insight can lead to a greater capacity for self-understanding, an improved ability to make decisions and cope with current and future difficulties.

I provide short-term and long-term counselling, depending on the needs of the client.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I have extensive experience gained working with a wide range of issues as a counsellor and intake assessor at a BACP accredited agency. I work with adults with anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, social isolation, chronic pain, loss, abuse, OCD, eating disorder, relationship difficulties and specialise in working with clients presenting psychological distress in physical ways.

Diploma of Higher Education in Psychodynamic Counselling - University of Surrey

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information



I am able to offer various appointments between 8.00am - 8.00pm

Further information

As a registered member of BACP I work within the 'Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.'

I have full professional indemnity insurance.

West Wickham

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

I offer both daytime and evening sessions, subject to availability.

Jo Russell

Jo Russell