Simone Russell

Simone Russell

Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

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Therapist - Borehamwood

Borehamwood WD6
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced, 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 together

You may Consider counselling for various reasons, there could be a combination of unresolved issues, as well as difficulties , perhaps understanding present day triggers.  

Coming to counselling is a big step in recognizing that clarity and movement forward is the ultimate goal... you may be suffering with: Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Loss of direction, Low self esteem etc , whatever it is , your feelings , thoughts and emotions are at the centre of our work together. Most importantly I hope my down to earth yet professional approach will enable you to relax ,whilst disclosing difficult life experiences .

Practice description

I have worked as a counsellor for 17 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 qualified to Degree level in Person Centred Counselling, and  I draw on my  knowledge and experience of this training and a variety  of other therapeutic approaches to best suit the needs of my clients.which means that I concentrate on you as an individual and  what your needs are.

I am also an EMDR Therapist :

£90 per session 

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.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited