Simone Russell : Psychotherapist, Counsellor MBACP (Accredited) UKRCP
I am an experienced, qualified and BACP 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 together.
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 Licence (Nottingham University)
PTLLS (West Herts College)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
EMDR part 1,2,3 & 4 (Completed)
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|