Garry Russell aims to provide a therapeutic space that enables clients to feel listened to and where empathy, honesty and openness are at the core of the experience. He is committed to helping clients explore difficult or painful thoughts and feelings that may have negatively impacted on their lives. Garry is conscious of the type of stresses that people are living with that can sometime lead to unhelpful or damaging coping practices. He believes in working with clients to find and develop their own internal resources enabling them to live more mentally/emotionally healthier existences.
Garry draws from a diverse range of therapeutic perspectives: Psychodynamic, Existential, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Humanistic. The various therapeutic approaches are used according to the clients’ specific needs, to help achieve more fulfilling lived experiences. Garry has worked as a healthcare and well-being practitioner for over 20 years. Since 2017, he has worked within the charitable sector as a volunteer listener. The common denominator in all Garry’s career choices is centered upon helping people. He is particularly interested in supporting people who have experienced trauma, PTSD, bereavement/loss or depression.
Garry is an integrative counsellor and is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). He sees NHS clients for counselling at a GP surgery in Lambeth. He is presently working towards a Doctorate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.