Simone Russell : Psychotherapist, Counsellor MBACP (Snr Accred) UKRCP
To support anybody that is struggling during these emotionally challenging ,unprecedented times,I am offering remotely Telephone, Skype,Zoom, and FaceTime therapy sessions .
I am an experienced, qualified and BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor currently working with adults and young people. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential counselling relationship where your feelings, thoughts and emotions are at the centre of our work toge
I am qualified to Degree level in Person Centred Counselling, which means that I concentrate on you as an individual and your needs, however I draw on my knowledge of other therapeutic approaches to best suit the needs of my clients. Most importantly, I hope my down to earth, yet professional approach will enable you to relax and put you at ease, which is particularly helpful when disclosing difficult life experiences.
I have worked as a counsellor for 14 years in a variety of places including women's centres and refuges, primary and secondary schools, NHS centres, BUPA, Insurance companies, Local Government Employment Assistance Programmes and GP surgeries. I have dealt with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, self harm, depression, sexuality self esteem, bereavement, relationship and family Issues, rape, trauma, emotional /sexual abuse, pet bereavement etc. My experience also covers group work and training on a wide range of these topics.
I am also an EMDR Therapist :
EMDR is an acronym for ‘Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing’.it is one of the leading treatments for PTSD and traumatic memories, recommended by NICE clinical guidelines. It uses Eye Movements to help process traumatic memories in a healthier way. I have used EMDR in many types of trauma and it can be effective with almost any past traumatic experience you feel are still affecting you today. It can also be used for anxiety and phobias.
I would be happy to talk to you about any of your counselling needs in further detail, and I offer a free initial 15 minutes consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Degree in Counselling (Middx University)
Certificate in Counselling (Harrow College)
IAPT Certificate /Licence (Nottingham University)
PTLLS (West Herts College)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency (Senior Accredited)
EMDR 1,2,3 & 4 (University of London)
Extensive range of training courses include:
Depression, anxiety, victims of abuse, rape, trauma, CBT, mental health, drug & alcohol addiction, loss & bereavement, eating disorders, counselling in the real world, OCD, attachment issues, couple counselling, pet bereavement, domestic violence, sexuality issues.
- Professional Membership
British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
UKRCP : United Kingdom register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.
EMDR : Europe
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.
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
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
£60 per session (Individuals) 50 mins
£90 per session (Couples) 90 mins session
£90 EMDR (90 minutes session)
Concessions available for low income or student clients.
Please note that all cancellations require at least 48 hours notice and failure to attend without prior notice will be charged at the full rate.
I am a recognised service Provider with :
- Bupa Healthcare
- Aviva Insurance Ltd
- Cigna Healthcare
If further information is required please contact me via email or phone ( All in the strictest confidence).
Full professional liability insurance
I am able to book sessions both in the daytime and evening.