About

I am originally from the North East of England, though I have lived in Norfolk since 1997. I began my career as a mental health nurse before going on to train in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I then trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have worked in the NHS for many years and across most specialities. I have been in part time private practice for a number of years. I decided to make this full time in early 2016.

I understand that coming to see a therapist for the first time is a big step and can be daunting. The first session is really just about meeting, finding out about the problem, agreeing some goals and discussing how the therapy works. There is no pressure to discuss anything that doesn't feel comfortable. If you feel you could work with me, then we learn about the problem as we go along. The majority of people feedback that the first session was a positive experience and not nearly as challenging as they expected.


Russell Wharton is an EMDR Europe approved Consultant, a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist and Supervisor. Russell is also a registered mental health nurse.

Russell works with adults, adolescents and children across a range of problems, including OCD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction and relationship issues. Please get in touch to find out if Russell can help you.

Registered with most health insurance providers and also accept self-funding clients. No GP referral required.

Click here to download Russell's CV

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