Ruth Pringle MBACP (Accredited)
Edinburgh Gestalt Institute
51 Lothian Road
Gestalt therapy is a psychotherapeutic method that works toward increasing our potential for finding satisfaction in relationships and fulfilment in life.
Gestalt translates from german as meaning 'whole'. This summarises the gestalt philosophy that we all have a natural energetic tendency towards living to the fullest of our creative potential in connection with our environment. In gestalt therapy we work towards increasing here-and-now awareness of what supports and what hinders us in striving towards the growth and change we seek. Understanding more about ourselves in a supportive relationship offers the potential for developing self-compassion, healing and change, and can restore our innate sense of aliveness and wholeness.
I am passionate about supporting people to find their own rhythm, pace, felt experience and place in the world and I have particular skills and experience in working carefully with fear, anxiety and shame.
The therapeutic relationship is important in gestalt therapy. My belief is that we can't be open to knowing ourselves unless we find the right balance of feeling safe, understood, supported and optimally challenged. Building a trusting working partnership is one aspect that we'll attend to alongside working on the issue(s) you bring.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in gestalt psychotherapy at Edinburgh Gestalt Institute (2005-2009) and have been working as a gestalt therapist in private practice for 6 years. I have also worked as a volunteer counsellor for University of Edinburgh Student Counselling Service and Couple Counselling Lothian. I am currently an assistant supervisor on the gestalt psychotherapy diploma training programme at Edinburgh Gestalt Institute where I support the development of trainee therapists. My background is in the arts, human resources and organisation development.
I am committed to offering a counselling/therapy service that is professional and ethical. Accordingly I am fully insured, I work within the GPTI code of professional and ethical standards, my work is regularly reviewed with a clinical supervisor (UKCP registered) and I undertake ongoing advanced personal and professional development. I offer a high standard of therapeutic work and my work has been accredited by BACP (I can be found on their directory and professional register). I am also working towards further professional accreditation with GPTI and registration as a psychotherapist with UKCP.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
£50 for an hour session.
Accessibility information : Edinburgh Gestalt Institute is on the second floor, up two flights of steps with no lift
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|