Russell Wharton, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist


I have worked in the NHS since 2002. I originally trained as a mental health nurse and then as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. My work in CBT inspired me to train in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Over the last 14 years I have been employed in different areas of the NHS mental health provision; forensic, rehabilitation, primary and secondary care, prison mental health and with children and young people.

I took the decision to work in full time private practice very recently. I see clients of all ages a wide spectrum of difficulties at my clinic in central Norwich. As a BABCP accredited supervisor developing their psychotherapeutic skills.

I have many areas of interest in mental health but find working with trauma to be especially rewarding. I am also very interested in working with depression and anxiety problems, such as OCD and panic. Children and young people often have complex needs and so when working with this age group being an associate to Dr Sillifant provides access to a range of different expertise and opinion. 

In my free time, I enjoy (attempting to) play guitar, watching my kids play football and going to the occasional Norwich game.

If you wish to see a copy of my Curriculum Vitae please click here