Philosophy and style of working:
The benefits of integrative counselling are the ability to draw upon carefully selected interventions to support clients. Ruth’s philosophy is to work alongside her clients to enable them to make choices which will change their lives. Ruth practices integrative counselling which looks at both the present experience of the individual and their early life to help clients understand the underlying cause of their issues and/or any negative patterns of relating. Ruth offers counselling on a short-term and long-term basis and in addition facilitates parent/child relationships.
- Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Training and Experience:
FdSc Integrative Counselling
BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Adult and child safeguarding training (last updated January 2019)
Up to date registration with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Specialised training from Trust House, Reading, for work with rape and sexual abuse
Working with families and students in schools led Ruth to pursue a counselling qualification. Ruth worked at the charity, Connect, for 4 years following this and also at Trust House Reading for 4 years specialising in working with rape and sexual abuse. She went on to work for The Survivors Trust which supported the recent government Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. She currently works for The Priory, with adult clients on a group and individual basis, and as a school counsellor within a secondary school working with anxiety, suicidal ideation, bullying and trauma.