BSc hons, MA, Dip SW, Adv Dip Couns, Cert Supervision
Member of: BACP and abide by their code of ethics
Ruth has a degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work. In addition to this she has an advanced diploma in integrative counselling and six years training in integrative psychotherapy. She is a qualified supervisor. She has post graduate training in creative couples work, in organisational development and executive coaching. This is supported by many years of tai chi practice and as a living movement instructor.
Ruth’s professional background includes working within the corporate world of publishing, in the voluntary sector and significant experience in the public sector. She has wide experience as a senior manager, organisational development consultant and project management. In addition to this she has an individual psychotherapy, supervision and coaching practice for individuals, couples and groups (private and organisations). She is an experienced teacher of counselling techniques and theories for trainees and organisations.
Ruth’s experience and training to date provide a unique blend of understanding of individuals and systems. She has an ability to grasp complexity and see through problems with a view to change. Her style is compassionate and motivational.
Ruth’s approach is integrative which means she takes the ‘whole’ into account and works to respond appropriately and effectively at a cognitive, behavioural, spiritual, emotional and physiological level. The aim is to facilitate integration within the individual, couple, group or organisation to achieve fullness and potential.
No single theory is best or adequate in all situations. By using an integrative approach Ruth is able to approach problems from a flexible yet coherent stance to ensure maximum effectiveness. She will draw upon different strategies, techniques and theoretical constructs to deal with particular situations. This approach draws upon a sound knowledge and understanding of the problems at hand and the interventions which are used. This is supported by clinical and professional intuition which has developed through years of experience.
Ruth’s style is undoubtedly down to earth!! She emphasises the importance of respect, kindness, honesty and equality when dealing with others and looks to affirm the integrity of the humanity of all involved. She can be incisive, wise, forthright and deeply understanding. Holding complexity; the ability to be with light and dark are all part of her strengths. Humour is important to her.
Give Ruth a ring to discuss your requirements on: 07736 334454