Ruth Overington BA (Hons), Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred)

Ruth Overington BA (Hons), Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred)

23 B New Street


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23 B New Street


About me

I offer a confidential, empathic space enabling you to explore your issues and worries. While supporting you to recognise and build on your own strengths and resources.  I counsel adults, young people and children and provide supervision for qualified counsellors, students and other professionals.

Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, confused or low about issues in your life. Counselling can allow you space to explore this, giving you a chance to build a better understanding of yourself and your relationships

My main training is Integrative, this means that I am able to draw my theoretical knowledge from the three main counselling approaches, cognitive behavioural, humanistic and psychodynamic.

I work with this knowledge, offering counselling that emphasises the importance of the relationship between client and counsellor whilst using skills and techniques that are appropriate for each individual.

I work with issues around: Stress, Anxiety, Bereavement, Relationships, Depression, Self harm, Eating/food issues, Self-esteem, Abuse, Trauma, Anger, work related issues... If I have not included anything that relates to you please feel free to contact me for further discussion, as it is not always easy to name our issues.

My profile and website will tell you more about me and how I work, to help you decide if I'm the right therapist for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Southampton)
PG Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision
PG Certificate in Supervision
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Children & Adolescents
MBACP (Accred)
MBACP Registered

Further study undertaken in:
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Self harm
Therapeutic techniques for working with young people
The effects of domestic abuse on children
Bereavement & Loss
Traumatic effects
Family and Couple therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Sand tray
Self harm

I have worked as a counsellor in a variety of settings in Wiltshire, Hampshire & Dorset.  As a counsellor and previously as a practitioner within the statutory and voluntary sector I have gained experience of working with children, young people and adults.  My experience covers counselling
in mental health, a crisis centre, a university, primary and secondary schools.  I have worked also within social care providing one to one and group support to parents and young people. I have managed and co-ordinated counselling services, volunteers and training.  I also have personal experience of living and
working abroad in a military setting.

I have a particular training and interest in working with children and adolescents (five years upwards) using a variety of techniques to enable them to express their emotions through creative mediums.

I am also a partner and co founder of 'Talkabout' based in Salisbury. We are an organisation that offers counselling to children & adolescents in Schools.

I work from consulting rooms in Salisbury city centre, please see my website for more details of my private consulting rooms.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer brief, short term and long term therapy.
I am happy to discuss with counselling students sessions to meet their course requirements.


£40 per 1 hour for ages under 25 and students
£45 per 1 hour for individuals

£45 per 1 hour
£65 per 1.5 hrs

Concessions may be arranged depending on financial circumstance, please contact me to discuss this further.

Cancellations giving less than 24 hours notice before appointment will be charged for.

Further information

I hold full professional liability insurance and have an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Maps & Directions

Salisbury, SP1 2PH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Mon-Fri 9am-7pm Some Saturday appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer supervision to qualified counsellors, counselling students, and to practitioners from other professional backgrounds. I  aim to provide my supervisee's with a reflective, supportive and ethically mindful space.

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