Samuele Russo, MA, HCPC, BADth registered
What I offer is an introspective enquiry that takes place in the form of a dialogue between client and therapist. This dialogue can be verbal as well as explored through the creative media.
Clients come to me for a variety of reasons, including:
- anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder
- sexuality and identity issues
- mental health
- relationship issues
- divorce and separation
- work-related issues
- bereavement and loss
- wrong choices
- processing trauma
- communication difficulties
You can rely on a confidential, non-judgmental and non-confrontational space to explore feelings and emotions at your own pace. As well as working creatively, you can have the space to talk through and reflect upon whatever emerges in the session.
Why the arts in therapy? In my personal journey I find using creativity to be helpful in accessing parts of myself that have often been too painful to acknowledge cognitively. Working with the arts can offer a useful way to bridge the world of the unconscious and its symbols along with potential meaning. It can help us to make sense of how to untangle problems and feelings of being blocked or stuck. Engaging creatively often means taking distance from the problem to be able to reflect on it from a different angle. I believe that creativity is universal, in the sense that it is available to every human being should you choose to make use of it.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA in Drama and Movement therapy with Distinction from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - University of London.
I am accredited with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), my registration number is AS15843
I am registered with the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth)
All my work abides by the HCPC Codes of Ethics and Practice http://hcpc-uk.org
My work is supervised by a HCPC registered dramatherapist and supervisor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
Individual sessions are 50 minutes and my fee is £50 per session. I have concessionary places for low income or unemployed so please ask me for more information.
The assessment session usually lasts 100 minutes and my fee is £70. This is an initial meeting where we both take time to understand if we can work with each other. I hope our initial meeting will allow you to talk freely about what brought you to me, along with any goals you may wish to achieve. You will gain an idea about the way I work, you can check if you are comfortable with me and my approach and ask me anything that you need to know. I will take the time to explain my policy on confidentiality, fees and cancellations.
if you would like an initial conversation please get in touch either via phone or email. I aim to respond to your queries within 24hours.
I can hold sessions both in English and Italian.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I do have only a few slots available at present. Please do contact me to find out my availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|