Ruth Netherwood Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP Reg.
Bingley And Bradford
About Our Work Together.
Trusting and having the space to just talk about what is on your mind, without judgement, advice or interruption, may be unusual for you. Being able to express how you really feel, who you really are, without having to pretend, hide or be something other, may feel strange.
I work professionally and creatively with whatever it is YOU need to focus on, in confidence, with compassion.Whatever your dilemma, fear or pain, stress, anxiety or tension, it may be in relation to yourself, another person, thing or event. I practice in complete collaboration with you, to enable you, to become aware of, reflect upon and see and experience yourself as you truly are and how you make sense of YOUR world.
We can identify patterns and themes in your experiences to recognise triggers and your relationship with how you respond and react to them and what the meaning is to YOU.
My approach is integrative, using various models to suit YOU, because who you are is unique. My Relational training allows for a rebuilding of trust through the therapeutic relationship, when relationships in life may have had a negative impact.
Perhaps you want to cry but don’t know why
or can’t because you don’t know how
or shouldn’t, because you were told it was wrong
and never did, because you had to be strong
and mustn’t because it is all your fault
perhaps you just can’t stop and all the above isn’t working anymore.
Perhaps you just need to talk to someone to begin or end the anger and the tears.
perhaps it is NOT your fault.
'For me a key part to enable me to address the negative and self destructive thought patterns, has been to understand the reasons and to really demonstrate to myself that I love and accept myself and that just being me is great – I don’t need to continually work to improve myself'.
'My ability to handle emotional stress has changed for the better. This has improved my own feelings and the feelings of others around me. Ruth seems to be able to turn around a problem and let me see it with a different angle and insight which opened my eyes to how and why I felt the way I did.'
In addition to private practice in Bingley and Heptonstall, I am Associate at Bradford University Counselling Service and Bereavement Counsellor at Sue Ryder Hospice, Oxenhope and am a Loss and Grief trainer for companies and organisations.
Training, qualifications & experience
DipHE Relational Counselling LeedsBeckett
CertHE Interpersonal Counselling Leeds Met
RSA(BAC)Cert. Counselling Skills Lewisham College
ITEC Dip. Anatomy, Physiology & Massage Greenwich College
Student and academic areas
Bereavement by Suicide
Mind Body Integration
Bereavement through war
Loss and Grief Training
Children and Young people's loss and bereavement National Palliative Care
Trauma and the Body Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors
Mindfullness Cognitive Therapy Bradford NHS
Sexual Abuse MOSAIC2
Managing Stress and Anxiety Bradford University
Domestic Violence WomenCentre
Transactional Analysis Horsforth Centre
Trauma and the body PODS
PTSD and Disassociation PODS
Loss an Grief Trainer
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
We can have a FREE initial chat over the phone, to introduce you to the counselling process and for you to establish what it is you need now to move forward in your life in a safe and healthy way.
We will have 50 minute sessions for up to ten weeks which we will review and continue if necessary. You do not have to have all ten sessions, just as many as you need.
£40 per session.
Please contact me to discuss fees for delivering Loss and Grief training.
What to expect from counselling.
All your relationships impact on your life and actions. In counselling, our relationship is a genuine, authentic, safe and confidential one. A relationship for you to explore, unravel and make sense of your world, as you see it and to ask questions, seek guidance and clarify.
There is no format or form filling. You are in control of the process and we will work together on whatever it is YOU need.
Where we will have our sessions.
I practice at the Cottingley Manor Consulting Rooms, which are within reach of Keighley, Bingley and Bradford and in Heptonstall, near Hebden Bridge.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Heptonstall - Monday and Fridays Cottingley - Saturdays. I also do telephone sessions for those who are unable to attend face to face.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|