Who am I: Hello, I'm Ruth Christine and I'm an integrative person-centred counsellor, this means that I am able to draw on several counselling approaches to try to find the best way of working with your particular issues. I have a private counselling practice and also volunteer as a counsellor for the Cornwall Philippi Trust.
What I offer: I understand that it may feel daunting when you first set out to seek counselling, but I am a warm, empathic person and will seek to make these first steps as easy as possible. Counselling is a space where you will be free to talk and be really listened to, encouraged and supported, and yes sometimes challenged. It is a place where you can explore the things that are troubling you in a safe, non-judgemental environment. I feel privileged when people feel safe to open up and share difficult thoughts and experiences, speaking about these things can be so liberating.
Being Creative: Talking therapy can be a very powerful force for healing and change. I also find that incorporating forms of creative intervention can be helpful to the process when appropriate, for instance if you enjoy writing or drawing these can be part of the sessions. I also offer sand tray therapy, and other forms of creative intervention if you would like these to be a part of our sessions.
Walking Therapy: Getting outside, walking, enjoying some fresh air and the nature around us offers so many benefits for body and mind, and when combined with talking therapy it is a winning combination. I offer walk and talk therapy in local parks, both in towns and out in the beautiful countryside around us, we can discuss available options.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling through Waverley Abbey College and the University of Roehampton.
BA in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Kent at Canterbury.
As a registered member of the ACC I maintain a minimum of 25 hours a year of continuing professional development, covering areas such as shattered dreams and chronic grief, creative interventions and integrating sand trays into counselling amongst others.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with a variety of issues. I am also happy to work with areas of loss, whether that be the passing away of a loved one or the loss experienced through redundancy or the break down of a relationship. I work with survivors of physical, emotional, economic or spiritual abuse and also those who have experienced trauma.
The initial 30 min session is free of charge, and gives us the opportunity to decide whether we will work well together.
Standard hourly fee £35 for 60 min.
Walk and talk therapy £35 per hourly session-exact timings may vary according to location.
Telephone counselling £25 for 60 min.
Students £25 for 60 min, other concessions are available.
Contact: Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I am not always available to answer the phone, but if you text, email or leave a message I will get back to you as soon as I can. If you aren't yet sure if counselling is the right option for you, I would be happy to have an initial meet with you in a more informal environment to talk about it.
Locations: I counsel primarily in Launceston but also rent rooms in towns in the surrounding area, such as in Liskeard. Other venues can be discussed. Walking therapy is available in Launceston and surrounding areas.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Wednesday 9.30am-9pm and Friday 9.30am-6pm Saturdays and other evenings by arrangement.
Types of client