Mark Russell BTh MNCS (Acc)

Mark Russell BTh MNCS (Acc)



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About me

If you are experiencing problems in your marriage or long term relationship, you are not alone.  Asking for help through Couple Counselling is not a sign of weakness or failure, instead it shows a resolve not just to accept your current situation, but a determination to find a solution.

Having been married for over thirty years and with two adult sons, I have experienced many of the highs and lows of parenthood, being in a long term relationship and the ever changing work environment. Living in Hitchin, the majority of my working life has been spent in the ‘caring professions’ as a nurse, mainly at Garden House Hospice, and as a child care worker with the local authority in a ‘Short Breaks unit’ for children with moderate to severe learning difficulties.

Whilst there are many different areas of counselling, I have chosen to maintain my focus exclusively on couple counselling.

Using a largely Psychodynamic approach, working together we can look back at the possible causes of your current situation, whilst also looking forward to how you would like your relationship to develop, enabling you as a couple to make your own decisions for the way ahead.

As a Couple Counsellor I can help you with:

Relationship breakdown
Dealing with affairs
Communicating more honestly
Resolving conflict in healthy ways
Addressing domestic abuse
Understanding your partners love language
Building greater intimacy
Continue dating within your long term relationship

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a 'Relate Certified Counsellor' with over fourteen years experience working almost entirely with couples, dealing with problems similar to the ones you are currently facing.

Relate is both the UK’s leading and largest specialist provider of relationship support.

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, and I work within their code of ethics.

I receive monthly supervision and attend regular Continuous Professional Development courses.

Member organisations

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Areas of counselling I deal with


        One hour consultation £40 (To discuss your situation and consider ongoing session)

        One hour ongoing sessions £50

        Further information

        Sessions are held in my home, and there is free on road parking

        Maps & Directions

        Hitchin, SG5

        Type of session

        Online counselling: No
        Telephone counselling: No
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair user access:


        Monday to Thursday evenings

        Types of client