Ruth Goldwater, Arrow Valley Counselling

Ruth Goldwater, Arrow Valley Counselling


07800 606846

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07800 606846

About me

I provide one-to-one counselling for both personal and work-related issues.

My counselling practice is based on face-to-face therapy, which is centred on the needs of the individual.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Ruth%20Goldwater%20Registration%20CertifPsychotherapy(MBACP). I trained with the University of Worcester and locally in Herefordshire, completing my qualification in 2012. In 2013 I qualified to join the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

My practical counselling training was in a doctor’s surgery, which means that I have worked with of all kinds of people and all kinds of issues or problems including: coming to terms with life-limiting illness; loss, grief and bereavement; infertility; unemployment; relationship problems; abuse; self-esteem; living in a foreign land; anxiety, stress and depression, and much more.

Before becoming a counsellor, I built up a successful career in human resources management, during which time I worked with people experiencing difficulty at work, including bullying and harassment, ill-health/sickness absence, redundancy/reorganisation, and disciplinary issues. I have qualifications in workplace mediation and in stress management and I have conducted research into workplace stress. I have also published an article about workplace counselling for a professional journal.

People describe me as calm, approachable and professional. I would add that I am a practical, down to earth person who has experienced enough in life to understand that things can sometimes feel overwhelming, confusing or hopeless. However, I also believe that we all have inner resources to find a way through things or make positive changes – sometimes it just takes a bit of support from someone else to get there.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

General counselling.


£40 per 50 minute session.

Further information

I work in the Herefordshire market town of Kington, with good access to parking and public transport.

Maps & Directions

Kington, HR5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Week-day times by arrangement - some evening and weekend appointments also available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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