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 five 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 sixteen 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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Additional information

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

One hour ongoing sessions £50

Availability

Monday to Thursday evenings (7.00 pm and 8.30 pm)

Further information


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

Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Couples
Mark Russell

Mark Russell