Joanna Russell

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS18-06287

Location: Glasgow

I began my working career as a teacher in secondary education. I moved to the voluntary sector, still involved with training, but also pastoral care and some overseas development work.

I have experience with clients bringing a variety of difficulties: depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement, post-traumatic stress, cultural stress and transition, relationship struggles, sexuality, sexual abuse and other forms of childhood abuse.

I have particular interest in working with clients of diverse sexualities, relational styles and gender identities.

I also have a particular interest in spirituality; however I work with clients of all faiths and none.

I am an Accredited and Registered Member of the NCS and I work to their code of ethics and standards.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    I qualified as a counsellor in 2003, and then completed an MSc in Counselling Studies (Advanced Practice) at Edinburgh University in 2009; this included training in Supervision.
    I have also completed a 2-year specialist diploma of training with Pink Therapy in gender and sexual and relational diversity therapy and I am an Accredited Advanced Sexual Diversity Therapist (Pink Therapy).
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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