Ruth Netherwood Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP Reg.
Prospect House Clinic
177 Bradford Road
About Our Work Together.
Trusting and being trusted and having the space to just talk, maybe 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 approaches to suit YOU, because who you are is unique. My relational and Relate training allows for a rebuilding of trust through the therapeutic relationship, when relationships in life may have have let you down.
MY WORK WITH YOU AS A COUPLE
Working with you as a couple is slightly different to individual work. All aspects of individual work remain – the trust, confidentiality, collaboration, safety and your needs and voice heard.
What differs is the focus on the relationship between the two of you and how to take that relationship forwards in equality and with a joint purpose. No bias or siding with one or the other exists. Both of you, as individuals, have a right to be heard and as a couple, a right to find stability without oppression, blame, fault or hurt.
We are all in relationships from birth, within systems of friends, family and birth family dynamics. We learn as we grow, based on those initial encounters. A new way of being in the current relationship, free of past instructions, can exist by co-creating what it is you both need from each other.
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 sadness, anger or tears.
perhaps it is NOT your fault.
In addition to private practice in Bingley and Heptonstall and Manchester, I am Bereavement Counsellor at Sue Ryder Hospice, Relate Couples Counsellor in training in Leeds, EAP Counsellor and Loss and Grief trainer for companies and organisations. I also run national courses on creativity in counselling with Jennifer Guest, author of 3 publications on creativity for counselling with Jessica Kingsley publications USA and UK.
'I blamed my husband all these years. I now see why and how we can build a better future together, in our own family, on our own terms'.
'For me a key part to enable me to address the negative and self destructive thought patterns, has been to just be in a safe relationship with another person, 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.'
Training, qualifications & experience
RELATE Relational Couples Counselling
Creativity in Counselling Trainer - National.
DipHE Relational Counselling LeedsBeckett
CertHE Interpersonal Counselling Leeds Met
RSA(BAC)Cert. Counselling Skills Lewisham College
ITEC Dip. Anatomy, Physiology & Massage Greenwich College
Work related stress
Student and academic areas
Mind Body Integration
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
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
We can have an 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, preferably on the same day, at the same time, but we can be flexible, according to your needs, which we will review as our work progresses. You have as many sessions as you need.
Please contact me to discuss fees for delivering Loss and Grief or Creativity in Counselling training for schools, individuals or organisations.
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 Prospect Clinic in Bingley, which is inbetween Keighley and Bradford and in Heptonstall, near Hebden Bridge.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Heptonstall and Bingley. Flexible times and days. I also do telephone sessions for those who are unable to attend face to face.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|