Ruth Proud

Ruth Proud



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About me

We all experience difficulties in our relationships and/ or sexual lives at some point, coping with these  problems can be difficult and make us feel very alone, self-conscious, anxious, angry or ashamed. Some people suffer for weeks, months or even years without discussing their worries with anyone including their partners (if they have one). If you’re reading this you have probably considered therapy as a potential solution to whats going on. I can help to identify the problem and work with you to find a solution.

I am a qualified Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist offering confidential, private couple and individual therapy in the Midlands including Staffordshire, Birmingham and Nottingham. I am also a Relate Practitioner (Sex Therapist) as part of Derby Relate. I have over 10 years experience of therapeutic work with groups, including straight, gay,lesbian and bisexual individuals and couples.

Further information about the background of sexual and relationship psychotherapy, along with details about me and the therapy I provide can be found on my website in addition to some frequently asked questions. If you would like further information please feel free to contact me directly by phone, email or via my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training and background integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic and Psychodynamic Therapy approaches as well as medical.

I have previously worked for the NHS in Derbyshire and I have over 10 years experience in psychological therapy work in the Midlands.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Erectile Dysfunction
Sexual pain
Rapid (Premature) Ejaculation
Sexual Phobia
Low/ loss of libido/ sexual desire
Post menopausal sexual problems


Sessions are for 50 minutes and are £40 for individuals and £50 for couples, the initial session is offered at a reduced rate.

Further information

Talking about sex, relationships and personal issues can be difficult, sometimes it takes a few sessions to feel comfortable talking so it may be that you don’t say everything straight away, that’s Okay, Il do my best to put you at ease.

Maps & Directions

Burntwood, WS7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults
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