Ruth Hope BSc Hons, Pg Cert, Pg Dip, Reg.MBACP

Ruth Hope BSc Hons, Pg Cert, Pg Dip, Reg.MBACP

East Ayrshire

07999 572600

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East Ayrshire

07999 572600

About me

Hello, I am a fully qualified counsellor, trained and experienced in working with children, young people, adults and couples.

In private practice I work with couples and one-to-one with adults and young people aged 12 years and over.

I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental, authentic and empathic counselling setting to help you explore problems or difficulties you are living with, either on a long or short term basis.

I work holistically which simply means that I am interested in all the interrelated aspects that make you the whole individual that you are; this is as applicable and as important to my way of working with couples as it is to working one-to-one with individual adults or young people.

While predominately we will explore and work on the problem or issues you have come to counselling for, we will not work in isolation of these. Together we will explore your past and present experiences and work towards your future aims and goals, where I integrate compatible elements from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), humanism/person-centred counselling and the relational psychodynamic approach, tailoring these to your individual needs.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework for good practice.

I am a PVG Scheme member.

I carry professional indemnity insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience stems from working with clients from a range of ages, ethnicities, genders, sexualities and backgrounds with a wide variety of presenting problems for a number of years in private practice and with various counselling agencies & organisations.

I undertake continuous professional development to enhance and maintain my skills and knowledge to help develop and focus my practice and to ensure that I am working ethically, and to the best of my abilities, with my clients.

My Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling: Integrative Pathway (Level 7 - BACP accredited)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Counselling Children and Young People (Level 7)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 5 - BACP accredited)
  • BSc (Honours) Psychology

Work Experience

  • School Based Counsellor: Secondary School in Newport
  • Counsellor: Cadwyn Counselling Service, Cardiff
  • Counsellor: Journeys Towards Recovery From Depression, Cardiff
  • Counsellor: The SWAN Project, Bristol​   (SWAN: Start Winning Against Alcohol Now)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Individual Young People (12 to 18 years )

£30 per 1 hour session

  • £15 introductory 1/2 hour session

Individual Adults (19 years +)

£35 per 1 hour session

  • £30 introductory/first 1 hour session


£45 per 1 hour session

  • £30 introductory/first 1 hour session

Please note that session fees for booked sessions cancelled without 24 hours’ notice are payable. This does not apply to the first session.

Further information

For most, committing to and attending counselling on a weekly basis is desired and preferable, however, I understand that this is not always possible with for example shift work, childcare, financial costs, therefore I do offer fortnightly sessions.

You can find more detailed information about me and my practice on my website - click on the link in my contact details at the top of this page. That said, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me should you need any further information.

Maps & Directions

Kilmarnock, KA3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


My working hours are flexible; where available, I can offer you morning or afternoon appointments throughout the week including weekends and evening appointments Monday to Thursday.

Types of client

Young people