Ruth Hope BSc Hons, Pg Cert, Pg Dip, Reg.MBACP
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.
- 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
- 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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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