Karen Russell

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MBACP (accred) Counsellor
Available for new clients
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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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About me

My background is one of nursing within the NHS. In 2013 I qualified as a counsellor and worked in both roles for a number of years. Now I have retired from the NHS to concentrate on my private practice. I am also trained to provide counselling supervision. I offer one to one counselling, couple counselling, and supervision either face to face, on line or by phone

If you feel low in mood, or depressed, (including postnatal depression), have anxiety, phobias, low self esteem, post traumatic stress disorder, health anxiety, work or relationship problems, or just feel that something in your life is not quite right but do not know why, then I will be glad to hear from you. Together we can discuss the best way forward in a gentle manner and tailor the work to your needs and wishes. I also offer couple and relationship counselling and am happy to work with couples in need, enabling the relationship to move forward to a more secure and happy place.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and follow their code of Ethics

I provide a professional service in a private and comfortable setting. I offer a confidential space for you to explore your difficulties guided by the counselling process.
I believe counselling can make a huge difference to how you view yourself, your relationships and your life. Why not contact me for an initial chat? You can then decide if counselling would be right for you with no obligation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Skills
Counselling Studies
Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Certificate in couple and relationship therapy

OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Christian counselling.


£50.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Individuals £50.00 per session (50 minutes) weekly, or fortnightly, couples £65.00 per session (60 Minutes) usually fortnightly.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

availability - flexible.

Further information

disabled access.
Flexible availability including weekends.

Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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In person

OCN certificate in counselling supervision via Lisa Mass Counselling

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Karen Russell
Karen Russell