Jo Russell

Contact Details

Glasgow, G13 3XL
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Fees & Charges

Individual Sessions (Therapy and Supervision):
Normal fee per session: £70
Reduced fee for those on low income: £55
Flat rate for students and those in receipt of benefits: £40

Couples / Partners:
Normal fee: £80
Reduced fee £65
Flat rate for students and those only receiving benefits: £50

The first session (usually about 30 minutes) in order to meet and see if we could work together is charged at a flat rate of £30.
I accept payment in cash, BACS, Paypal.


Car parking available, Ground Floor Room But No Wheelchair Access, Skype Video Counselling.

My clients

Gender & Sexual Minorities Experienced:
Cross Dresser/Transvestite
Trans F2M
Trans M2F
Age ranges:
Young Adults (16-24)
Relationship Styles:
Friend and Family members

About me


My name is Joanna Russell, and I am a counsellor working in the west of Glasgow.
“Temenos” (the name of my counselling practice) is a Greek word meaning “sacred space”. It refers to a space set apart for a specific purpose; a space with boundaries around it.
My goal is to provide just such a space for every one of my clients - space to explore things that are difficult to talk about, space to discover renewed direction when life gets complicated. Everyone brings something different to counselling. With your willingness to embark on a journey, and my experience of listening and accepting unconditionally, my hope is that together we can enable the changes that you would like to make.
My practice is based in the west of Glasgow, just off the A82 Great Western Road. I am also open to working with you on Skype.

I have been in practice since 2004. I have an MSc in Counselling Studies (Advanced Practice) from Edinburgh University.



Sexual & Gender Identity:
Asexual - Female

Experience and approach

Specific experience and training:

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 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 completed the postgraduate diploma in working with Gender, Sexual and Relational Diversity.
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, surviving sexual abuse, surviving other forms of childhood abuse.

I have worked with individuals and with couples.

Therapies Practiced:
Counselling, Psychotherapy, Supervision/Consultation.
Specialisms and interests:

I have particular interests in sexuality and in spirituality; however I work with clients of all faiths and none.
I have also lived and worked overseas, and am very experienced working with cultural differences.

Theoretical approach:
Couple Therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Intercultural/Transcultural, Interpersonal, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Relational.
Ethical Framework:
National Counselling Society.


Diploma Certificate
COSCA accredited (Jan 1980)
Supervision certificate
University of Edinburgh (Sep 2009)
MSc Certificate
University of Edinburgh (Nov 2009)
Pink Therapy International Summer School
Pink Therapy (Jul 2013)
PT Advanced Accreditation
Pink Therapy (Nov 2018)
NCS accredited register
NCS (Jun 2018)
National Counselling Society

Issues and problems I can help with:

Anger Management, Anxiety/ Panic Attack, Bereavement/Grief, Childhood Sexual Abuse (Survivors), Co-Dependency, Coming Out Issues, Cross Dressing/ Transvestism, Cultural/Ethnic Issues, Depression, Emotional Growth & Development, Gender Identity Concerns, Homophobic Bullying, Intimacy Issues, Organisational/Life Management, Post Traumatic Stress, Relationship Issues, Religious Conflicts, Self Esteem/Confidence, Shame/Guilt, Single Parenting Issues, Spiritual Counselling, Stress Management, Transgender, Trauma, Workplace Issues.


Contact us by: Email: | Telephone: 07971 205323 | Post: Pink Therapy, BCM 5159, London WC1N 3XX