Wendy Russell

Wendy Russell


Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07859332909

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Therapist - Stockton-On-Tees

Stockton-On-Tees TS17
07859332909
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

Face to Face (in person) in my therapy room (Stockton-on-Tees) or online sessions available covering the UK.

60 minute sessions or 90 minute sessions depending on couples needs.



About me and my therapy practice

Couples therapy provides a safe and supportive space to think about and explore any issues you may have.

The aim is not to point the finger and blame, but to help both parties reconnect emotionally – to listen to their partner differently, learn to communicate more effectively and create, a happier and healthier relationship.

Who Should Consider Couples Therapy?

It’s for all couples of all ages and at all stages of their relationship not just for those in crisis.

Therapy for couples can resolve a current problem, prevent problems from worsening, or provide a “check-up” for a happy couple experiencing a period of transition or increased stress. 

Common issues addressed in couples therapy include: 

Money, parenting, sex, affairs, family and friends, chronic illness,conflict.

What happens in a couple’s therapy session?

The therapist looks at each person and how their role in the relationship, difficulties, need and wants affects each other and the couple.

A therapist is always a neutral party.

Couples therapy can be a powerful way to change the course of your relationship so both partners can be happier in the relationship.

What problems can couples therapy help with?

Couples bring a wide range of issues to counselling, from lack of intimacy and communication breakdown to trust, jealousy and infidelity issues. Family conflicts and difficult life transitions can cause problems within a relationship, as can work-related stress or financial problems.

What couples therapy can't do

Counselling isn’t a magic bullet that will solve a couple’s relationship problems.

Counselling can help you understand yourself and others better, and offer tools and guidance, but it can’t change a person or a relationship if people aren’t ready to put in the effort and commitment.

A therapist can guide and help you, but it’s the couple who must do the hard work.

For some couples, the safest and healthiest option may be for them to separate. And couples counselling can be an important part of the process.

Practice description

These are some of the benefits couples therapy can offer:

Understand each other better: Couples therapy can help you understand yourself and your partner better. 

Identify relationship issues: Your therapist can help you and your partner identify issues that are leading to recurring conflicts, lack of trust.

Improve communication skills: Therapy can help you and your partner communicate with each other. 

Resolve conflicts: Your therapist can help you and your partner work through your issues and resolve them.

Why do couples delay coming to therapy?

Couples often wait to try therapy until the relationship is severely damaged/or it seems too late.There are many reasons why people might put off getting therapy. For example:

  •  Believe couples therapy is only beneficial for severe issues such as infidelity or addiction.
  • View it as a last-ditch effort before deciding to end the relationship.
  • Be afraid of the therapist “taking sides”.
  • Think it’s a way to force their partner to change because “they are the problem”. 

Online therapy

Online couples therapy has several advantages when compared to traditional face-to-face therapy. The most obvious benefit is the convenience factor. Time saved by not travelling to appointments can be a huge plus. It can be ideal for couples where one or both partners frequently travel or have very different schedules. Or couples with children who have difficulty finding childcare also benefit from this kind of therapy.

Face to face therapy

Face-to-face therapy or in-person therapy is when you physically come to the session for a scheduled appointment with the therapist to get support in their office or therapy room.

My office is a place where you can just be. It’s a safe environment where you’re free to open open up and not have any distractions or technological malfunctions. It may be the only way you will both get space away from work and home life to concentrate on your relationship.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Relationships, Stress

Types of therapy

Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Couples, EAP

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English

Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS1
07859332909
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

I work with individuals and couples please see my couples listing under (stockton-on-tees) profile for more information.

*Online and phone sessions only

* I also offer a one off 90 minute session for people who may not need weekly or fortnightly sessions

About me and my therapy practice

** for couples counselling online please see my (stockton-on-tees) profile for details.

Do you think you are either "not enough" or "too much" for the people around you. Perhaps you feel guilty and think "it's all my fault" - that there's something wrong with you.

Maybe you're experiencing anxiety and stress as you try to please people. I can help you think in a more positive way leading to a happier life and healthy relationships.

Without even realising, you're probably telling yourself how bad you are. Counselling with me will unlock different thoughts so that you can lead a more positive life. Clients tell me they feel relieved, understood, and that they have a voice again.

About me

 

I am a firm believer in 'there is no such thing as normal' so I wanted to be honest and tell you a bit about me and what made me become a counsellor and seek my own counselling.

Being a parent of a child with multiple complex mental health disorders was tiring, frustrating and lonely as I seemed to be on my own, at times I was expected to know more than the specialists. This was overwhelming without managing my daily life.

My child is the reason I got into Counselling as watching someone I care deeply about from a child to an adult, feel continuously let down and judged over their mental health and just another statistic or diagnosis. I wanted to be that someone for the parents going through this, so they did not feel alone.

 

Having two children leave home feeling that 'empty nest' and menopause at the same time was challenging and emotional. My close relationships with loved ones and friends were affected I lost myself and my confidence, but I learnt to manage and put things in place to balance out my life and have a healthier and happier emotional state. 

Areas I can help with include:

  • Anxiety and depression counselling
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Grief counselling

Practice description

What I specialise in

Feeling lost/ loss of identity:

Feeling lost can be caused by several factors, such as a lack of purpose, fulfilment, or direction. Right now, it may seem like life has no meaning. The important thing to tell yourself is that you need to go easy on yourself instead of blaming yourself for feeling lost.

Feeling lost - like life has no purpose or meaning This could be due to:

  • parenting a special needs child or child with complex mental health needs
  • illness or the menopause
  • handling difficult situations such as a job or relationship loss
  • Loss (death or loss of loved one from breakup or job)
  • Emotional factors like anxiety, depression

Feeling lost can make you question everything such as your relationships, careers and friendships.

You may feel like you no longer know who you are and this affects your confidence, Self esteem or self image.

Relationship Counselling for individuals:

Do you struggle to form or maintain relationships with others? Maybe you're afraid to try again as you do not want to get hurt?

My clients have said it feel's like when a relationship ended for them it was ‘their fault ‘or ‘they were too much.’

•The if, (If i did it differently or if i didn't say that)

•I should have, ( I should have tried harder or I should have known)

•The if only I, ( If I did it another way or if I had said something sooner)

It is hard trying to get over a breakup or to start a new relationship, whether it is commitment issues, previous unpleasant experience or trauma or never been in a relationship.

Some clients have anxiety from using dating apps, starting fresh with someone new or ending something (e.g. relationship, job, moving etc..) and the anxiety that comes with it.

I can help you find the mental strength to move forward, be more self-assured and confident in your relationships on a personal, work or friendship level.

**I do cover other areas not listed.

See my couples listing for information.

 



What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Menopause, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Email therapy, Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Text therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English

Therapist - Bournemouth

Bournemouth BH1
07859332909
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

*Online and phone sessions only

I also work with couples, please see my couples profile.

*I offer flexible sessions, working around shift work and working away. 

*I also offer a 90 minute one off session for those who may not need or want weekly or fortnightly sessions. 


About me and my therapy practice

Do you think you are either "not enough" or "too much" for the people around you. Perhaps you feel guilty and think "it's all my fault" - that there's something wrong with you.

Maybe you're experiencing anxiety and stress as you try to please people. I can help you think in a more positive way leading to a happier life and healthy relationships.

Without even realising, you're probably telling yourself how bad you are. Counselling with me will unlock different thoughts so that you can lead a more positive life. Clients tell me they feel relieved, understood, and that they have a voice again.

About me

I am a firm believer in 'there is no such thing as normal' so I wanted to be honest and tell you a bit about me and what made me become a counsellor and seek my own counselling.

Being a parent of a child with multiple complex mental health disorders was tiring, frustrating and lonely as I seemed to be on my own, at times I was expected to know more than the specialists. This was overwhelming without managing my daily life.

My child is the reason I got into Counselling as watching someone I care deeply about from a child to an adult, feel continuously let down and judged over their mental health and just another statistic or diagnosis. I wanted to be that someone for the parents going through this, so they did not feel alone.

Having two children leave home feeling that 'empty nest' and menopause at the same time was challenging and emotional. My close relationships with loved ones and friends were affected I lost myself and my confidence, but I learnt to manage and put things in place to balance out my life and have a healthier and happier emotional state. 

Practice description

What I specialise in

Feeling lost/ loss of identity:

Feeling lost can be caused by several factors, such as a lack of purpose, fulfilment, or direction. Right now, it may seem like life has no meaning. The important thing to tell yourself is that you need to go easy on yourself instead of blaming yourself for feeling lost.

Feeling lost - like life has no purpose or meaning and due to:

  • parenting a special needs child or child with complex mental health needs
  • illness or the menopause
  • handling difficult situations such as a job or relationship loss
  • Loss (death or loss of loved one from breakup or job)
  • Emotional factors like anxiety, depression

Feeling lost can make you question everything such as your relationships, careers and friendships.

You may feel like you no longer know who you are and this affects your confidence, Self esteem or self image.

Relationship Counselling for individuals:

Do you struggle to form or maintain relationships with others? Maybe you're afraid to try again as you do not want to get hurt?

My clients have said it feel's like when a relationship ended for them it was ‘their fault ‘or ‘they were too much.’

•The if, (If i did it differently or if i didn't say that)

•I should have, ( I should have tried harder or I should have known)

•The if only I, ( If I did it another way or if I had said something sooner)

It is hard trying to get over a breakup or to start a new relationship, whether it is commitment issues, previous unpleasant experiences  or never been in a relationship.

Some clients have anxiety from using dating apps, starting fresh with someone new or ending something (e.g. relationship, job, moving etc..) and the anxiety that comes with it.

I can help you find the mental strength to move forward, be more self-assured and confident in your relationships on a personal, work or friendship level. 

** Please see my couples listing or my website for information.

I offer

Online and telephone sessions covering the UK. 


What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Email therapy, Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Text therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English

Therapist - Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough TS2
07859332909
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

Face to face (in person) online and phone covering the UK.  You pick what works best for you individuals and couples (for couples see Stockton-on-tees listing) for more information.

**I have also added a 90 minute one off session for those clients who may not need weekly or fortnightly sessions.


About me and my therapy practice

Do you think you are either "not enough" or "too much" for the people around you. 

Perhaps you feel guilty and think "it's all your fault" - that there's something wrong with you. Maybe you're experiencing anxiety and stress as you try to please people. 

What I specialise in

Feeling lost/ loss of identity:

Feeling lost can be caused by several factors, such as a lack of purpose, fulfilment, or direction. Right now, it may seem like life has no meaning. When this happens, though, remember that you need to go easy on yourself instead of blaming yourself for feeling lost.

Feeling lost or you have forgotten who you are. This could be due to:

  • Illness
  • Loss (death or loss of loved one from breakup or job)
  • Menopause
  • Other emotional factors like anxiety, depression
  • Being overwhelmed
  • Your self-image and confidence.

You may even start second-guessing yourself and the things in which you’ve believed. This feeling eventually trickles down to areas, such as friendships, relationships, career paths.

Individual Relationship problems: (couples counselling other listing) 

Do you struggle to form or maintain relationships with others? Maybe you're afraid to try again as you do not want to get hurt? My clients have said it feel's like when a relationship ended for them it was ‘their fault ‘or ‘they were too much.’

• The if, (If i did it differently or if i didn't say that)

• I should have, ( I should have tried harder or I should have known)

• The if only I, ( If I did it another way or if I had said something sooner)

It is hard trying to get over a breakup or to start a new relationship, whether it is commitment issues, previous unpleasant experience or trauma, maybe never having been in a relationship.

Some clients have anxiety from using dating apps, starting fresh with someone new or ending something (e.g. relationship, job, moving etc..) and the anxiety that comes with it.


 

Practice description

About me:

I am a firm believer in 'there is no such thing as normal' so I wanted to be honest and tell you a bit about me and what made me become a counsellor and seek my own counselling.

Being a parent of a child with multiple complex mental health disorders was tiring, frustrating and lonely as I seemed to be on my own, at times I was expected to know more than the specialists. This in itself was overwhelming without managing my daily life.

She is the reason I got into Counselling as watching someone I care deeply about from a child to an adult, feel continuously let down and judged over their mental health and just another statistic or diagnosis. I wanted to be that someone for the parents going through this, so they did not feel alone.

Having two children leave home feeling that 'empty nest' and menopause at the same time was challenging and emotional. My close relationships with loved ones and friends were affected I lost myself and my confidence, but I learnt to manage and put things in place to balance out my life and have a healthier and happier emotional state.

I am passionate about what I do, I see my clients finish Counselling with a positive way of thinking and behaviours and coping techniques for the future.

* I have just completed level 1 &2 training in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) or 'tapping' 

I offer

 Face to face, Online and telephone sessions covering the UK.

If you feel ready to talk or have a question call or email me, I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

• I have also introduced a 90 minute one off session for people who do want to have weekly or fortnightly sessions. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Email therapy, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Text therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English