Jessica Russell – Counsellor and Therapist

Jessica Russell - Counsellor and Therapist


About me

Hello, my name is Jess and my gender pronouns are she/her. I am a trauma informed therapist working from East London, who has extensive experience working with individuals from different cultural backgrounds, gender identities and sexualities.

I am a fully trained and experienced therapeutic counsellor with expertise in working with individuals and helping them to feel safe. Starting therapy takes courage, and talking can be difficult at times, it isn’t always easy and I am sensitive to this during counselling sessions.

My approach to therapy is first to create a safe space where one is accepted and valued for who they are, as they are, without judgement. I acknowledge each person as a multifaceted, unique being. With this in mind, I welcome all experiences you may bring into the therapy room.

In addition to my work with adults, I have more than 6 years of experience working with children and young people. This work has involved play therapy, art therapy and using creative ways of connecting with my clients. I have found that this has lead to meaningful change and positive well-being outcomes.

I have also worked with clients wanting to explore their experience of neurodiversity such as (but not limited to) ADHD and Autism, and others have used therapy sessions to discuss whether going forward with a diagnosis is right for them.

I work with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues, be that stress, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, shame, self-esteem issues, anger, trauma, and others. I have particular expertise dealing with issues of identity and sense of self.

Please note: *My practice is LGBTQ+ aware and inclusive*.

What I offer

I offer 50-minute Face to face, Zoom or telephone sessions.

Please contact me via phone (07592471693) to arrange a free no obligation 20 minute chat. If you’d like to call, please leave me a voicemail with your name and number and I will get back to you ASAP. My email address is [email protected] if you’d prefer to email.

In our initial chat you can tell me a little bit about what’s going on for you at the moment and we can discuss how I may be able to support you. It will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.

Cost of sessions

My session rate is £70 per hour.

All discussions with me are handled sensitively and are confidential (in line with the BACP confidentiality policy).

I aim to respond to all voice messages/texts/emails within 48 hours.


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