Russell Martin

London W5 & South Croydon CR2
07967 814854 07967 814854
London W5 & South Croydon CR2

About me

Are you looking for someone to talk to? Perhaps someone to help share the weight of depression or anxiety and its crippling uncertainties. Maybe you feel like you don't know yourself or what you want, feel you have low self esteem, or your needs are being dictated by circumstances in your life. Perhaps relationships are where you want to focus and you need help being able to articulate where you stand. Maybe you just need someone outside of your usual support to listen to you and hear without judgement or input. Or you may feel you have no one you could talk to about your problems. Let me help.
I offer an empathic, non-judgemental service that allows you to explore whatever issues may have come up in your life at your own pace. My job is to fully understand your circumstances and what is troubling you so we can move forward together and help you reach a state of growth and acceptance of self.
If it sounds like this type of therapy would be helpful to you, please reach out. I have worked with many clients over the years dealing with a multitude of presenting issues, from all backgrounds. I understand that taking the first step can be the most difficult part but I believe that every one of us is capable of reaching towards our goals.

I offer face to face sessions on weekdays in Ealing, and am also open to holding sessions over the phone or online.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Iron Mill College in Exeter, where I achieved my Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.

I am currently working for the NHS seeing clients in one-on-one short term humanistic counselling in Putney and have prior experience of long term low cost counselling for the charity Counselling for Social Change based in Cornwall.I have worked with clients from all backgrounds from ages 18-89 dealing with a broad range of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Panic Attacks
  • Stress
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBTQ+ Issues

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis


All sessions are 50 minutes long.
Face-to-face sessions - £60

Zoom (video call) and telephone sessions available.
Concessions available to those whose income has been affected by Covid-19 and social distancing measures.

Please drop me an email to discuss

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

I understand that a lot of people are struggling due to social isolation or anxiety around what is happening. I know that some of us have developed coping mechanisms that they are no longer able to use, which has caused complications on top of any anxiety around this global pandemic.

If you feel able to, reach out with an email. It's good to stay connected, and there are people around who want to help.

South Croydon

West Ealing

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Available for face to face work in Ealing Mon-Fri, and online/telephone counselling over the weekend also.

Types of client

Older adults
Russell Martin

Russell Martin