Lauren Russell

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B.A., Pg Dip Counselling, COSCA Cert, (MBABCP) Accredited
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Kilmacolm, Inverclyde, PA13
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

I am an Accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist and a member of the BABCP. We all need a little help during difficult times and sometimes we need that extra support when we feel overwhelmed. Seeking help when we are feeling vulnerable can be daunting and anxiety provoking. I provide a non judgemental, safe and confidential environment, tailored to your specific needs and at your pace. Together we can identify and challenge thinking patterns and styles and provide you with the strategies you need to help build a more positive future.

How can counselling help me?

  • to develop a more resilient mindset, to help you bounce back from future setbacks
  • to provide a safe, non judgemental place to talk, without being interrupted
  • to have somewhere to explore how, what and why you think the way you do
  • to be able to look at the impact of your thinking, in a constructive and impartial way
  • to develop skills to change unhelpful thinking
  • to solve problems, set goals and develop solutions
  • to identify and work with unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns
  • to help develop more effective communication skills
  • to help recognise and stop negative behavioural patterns

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist and I work in an integrative way, incorporating other modalities of therapy to suit the clients' requirements. I with anxiety disorders (General Anxiety Disorder, Obsessional Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Phobias), Depression, low self esteem, perfectionism, appearance concerns and anger management.

Whatever issue you bring, even if it seems overwhelming or even too small, therapy can help. Together we will work to achieve your goals.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer both in-person and online sessions

Initial 10 minute phone call - £0/free
In Person & Online Sessions - £60

Therapy starts with an Assessment, this is where we will assess your current symptoms, discuss what brings you to therapy and collaboratively work on a therapy plan with specific goals in mind. 

Therapy can take anywhere from 6-12 weeks, after-which you can have  fortnightly or monthly top up sessions. 

Cancellations require a minimum of 24 hours notice and are charged at the full rate. The following session is 1/2 price. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My working hours are Mon - Fri 1pm - 4pm

Further information

Appointments available between 8am and 8pm with limited availability during weekend hours. Sessions lasts approximately 50 minutes and includes additional resources emailed after each session.

Kilmacolm, Inverclyde, PA13

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams