Theresa Russell Counselling Counsellor based in Bexhill-on-Sea and Rother District, East Sussex

I am not offering any face-to-face appointments, at present. All client sessions, are by telephone, or Zoom video call.

Please contact me, for an initial conversation, free and without obligation, if you are considering counselling, coaching or psychotherapy.

A very warm welcome to my website! Here you will find details about my professional counselling, coaching and psychotherapy service. This covers the coastal town of Bexhill-on-Sea, and surrounding Rother District, in East Sussex.

Are you:
Finding life challenging, struggling with problems and personal issues?
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious and stressed by the difficulties?
Wanting to build resilience and find new strategies for coping?
Seeking a non-judgemental counsellor to listen and offer support?

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work within their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, formally adopted 1st July, 2018.

I am an integrative counsellor, coaching and psychotherapy practitioner which means I incorporate a wide variety of proven talking therapy approaches and techniques into my work with clients, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and SMART goal setting, as deemed appropriate, and based on individual client need.

I provide ongoing counselling, coaching and psychotherapy. This can be accessed by meeting face-to-face, telephone or Zoom video call. Sessions can be on a short, medium or long-term basis and arranged for a fixed, or open-ended period of time.

My therapy practice venue is in Bexhill-on-Sea in the Rother District area of East Sussex.

If you are currently facing a difficult time, feeling stressed, and finding it hard to cope then well done for owning your vulnerability and having the courage to take the first step in seeking help. Throughout our therapeutic relationship, I will guide and support you in working your way through your thoughts and feelings. I will help you to deal with whatever problems are troubling you. This will enable you to manage things differently and develop new strategies for coping and dealing with your current situation. It doesn't matter if you have had counselling, coaching or psychotherapy before, benefitted from it and are now looking for more sessions, or you are new to talking therapies and seeking out help and support for the very first time. Your road to recovery starts here!

These are just some of the focus areas I can help you with:
  • abuse
  • addiction and substance misuse
  • anger management
  • anxiety
  • attachment problems
  • cancer related issues
  • codependency and boundary issues
  • bereavement and loss
  • carer support
  • depression
  • early childhood trauma
  • eating disorders
  • goal setting
  • grief work
  • guilt and shame issues
  • general health problems
  • low mood/self-confidence/self-esteem
  • management of change
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • phobias
  • post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • relationship and family difficulties
  • safeguarding
  • self-identity issues
  • stress
  • terminal illness and palliative care
  • work and employment related problems

    For details of my professional training and qualifications, please see my page - About Theresa

    Where there are special circumstances, I can offer an outreach home visit service to clients living within a ten mile radius of Bexhill-on-Sea.

    Outreach home visits can be suitable for clients requiring counselling, coaching and psychotherapy:
    - who are elderly
    - who are infirm or disabled
    - who are housebound
    - who have regular caring commitments

    In addition, I provide telephone and video counselling, coaching and psychotherapy, to anyone over 18 and who lives in the UK.

    Telephone and Zoom video calling, is proving increasingly popular and can be an effective way for us to work together when it is not possible to meet face-to-face for a number of reasons. It can give you easy access to my professional counselling, coaching and psychotherapy service from the comfort of your own home, at a time which is convenient for you.

    Remote counselling, coaching and psychotherapy, can be suitable for clients:
    - who lead busy lives and would find it more convenient
    - who live in more isolated areas and without suitable transport
    - who find it challenging to leave their home
    - who find face-to-face meetings difficult

    I operate flexible contact hours with appointments to suit clients throughout the day. This includes some regular early evening slots which are available by arrangement.

    Please do not hesitate to ask for further details about any aspect of my professional counselling, coaching and psychotherapy service.

    My Approach:

    As a professionally qualified and experienced counsellor therapist, I bring warmth, sensitivity, awareness, compassion and humour to the development of a confidential, relaxed and trusting therapeutic relationship with you.

    I will provide you with a regular, safe, private shared space in which we can explore together, as therapist and client, your thoughts and feelings and how they impact your current attitudes, behaviour and general health and wellbeing.

    I will listen attentively, and with patience, to what you have to say; show you empathy, respect and acceptance without making any judgement of you or your situation.

    I will support you in finding your own insights and understanding of your difficulties so you can move forward, through any feelings of stuckness that you may be experiencing, and bring about the change you desire.

    I will encourage, and help you, to solve your own problems; gain confidence in yourself and enable you to deal with any future life challenges which may occur; building your personal resilience, including establishing a range of strategies for coping.

    For further details about the way I work, please see my page - About Counselling

    For information on consultations and charging, please see my page - Appointments and Cost

    I can be found on Twitter and Facebook where I regularly post insights, news, research and other items of information and interest connected with counselling, coaching, psychotherapy, mental health and emotional wellbeing.

    To ask any questions, discuss your counselling, coaching and psychotherapy needs, or to book an appointment, please telephone, or message me, on 07812 721107 Alternatively, you can email me at

    Client Comments:

    "Theresa is very warm, kind and approachable therapist and I felt very comfortable with her right from the start."

    "She helped me to become clearer about my problems and I learnt a lot about myself in the process."

    "I feel less stuck and more positive about the future now thanks to Theresa."

    "Improvements in my relationships with others are noticeable because of her valuable support."

    "Theresa helped me learn to accept myself more fully and I now find it easier to be true to myself."

    "Connecting with feelings was always difficult. I express them more easily now after seeing her."

    "Theresa is highly professional therapist and I had confidence in her ability as a counsellor right from the beginning."

    "She always listened well and I felt I could say anything In confidence and without fear of judgement."

    “I feel like a weight has been lifted, after my coaching sessions with Theresa. She helped me set achievable goals and raise my self-esteem.”

    “Theresa helps me clarify my thoughts and supports me in the decision making process.”

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