Ruth White BA, BSc, MBACP (Accred.) - Counselling/Psychotherapy/Supervision
I believe the foundation of effective counselling and psychotherapy is relationship. My aim is to create a relationship with you which is based on openness, honesty and trust; and where I will help you to talk about your difficulties, whether they are current or historic (often there is an overlap between the two).
Our first meeting will be an assessment to enable us to see if working with me would be helpful for you.
If you'd like to talk with me prior to an assessment session, please get in touch for a free 15 minute phone consultation.
I'm a Humanistic and Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Essentially, this means I integrate compatible therapeutic models which are tailored to meet your unique individual needs. My approach is non-judgmental and accepting of you, and you are free to talk about anything you want to share with me. I understand that talking about painful experiences can be difficult, but doing this within a safe and supportive relationship provides you with a real opportunity for new possibilities and changes to emerge.
I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for several years and in a variety of organisations and settings. I established my private practice in 2013 where I work with adult clients aged 18 plus. Some of the concerns clients regularly bring are:
- relationship issues
- depression and low mood
- low self-esteem and self-worth
- abuse - sexual/physical/emotional (current and/or historical)
- bereavement and loss
- sexuality/sexual identity
- work-related stress
- childhood problems that continue to impact adult life
- caring for others with life-limiting medical conditions.
There may be something completely different you want to talk about - and that's OK; I am open to listen to whatever you choose to bring to therapy.
My comfortable counselling room is a self-contained and purpose built annex at my home. It has its' own private entrance. I'm based in a village location five miles from Loughborough and also close to South Nottinghamshire. It's also a 15 minute drive from J24 of the M1.
I am passionate about the benefits of good counselling and psychotherapy. Please have a look at my website, and get in touch if you would like to know more, or if you would like to take the next step and arrange an initial meeting.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have undertaken an in-depth professional training at the highly regarded Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham:
BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
(Coventry University & The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)
BACP Accredited and Registered Member (057744)
Diploma in Clinical Supervision (PG level 7) - working towards accreditation
Currently undertaking a MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy
(Staffordshire University & The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)
BA (Hons) Humanities (including Psychology)
ABC Level 3 certificate Counselling Skills and Practice
OCN introductory course in Counselling Skills
I regularly undertake additional training in the form of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This furthers my professional and personal development to support my work with clients.
I have completed the Clinical Supervision diploma at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham and I am now accruing my clinical hours and working towards accreditation. I currently offer in-house supervision for a national charity as well as low cost supervision at my private practice - £20 per hour whilst attaining my clinical hours. I work with individuals or groups of two.
If this is of interest to you, please get in touch to chat further about a no-obligation initial meeting.
Counselling & Psychotherapy Experience:
Private practice with adult individuals
NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) - NHS referrals of adult clients
Counselling in the voluntary sector, higher education and secondary education
Professional Membership & Ethical Practice:
I am an Accredited and Registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred) and I work within their ethical framework. I also adhere to the ethical framework of The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI).
I am committed to providing a highly professional service for my clients.
I hold a current DBS certificate.
I'm fully insured for counselling, psychotherapy and supervision work.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Individuals: £45 (50 mins)
Concessions for counselling/psychotherapy students - please enquire
Clinical Supervision - low cost spaces available
£20 per hour
For all services: Please make payment in cash at the session
I have an interest in how early relational experiences shape personality and continue to influence the adult self.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays between 9am - 7.30pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Low cost supervision £20 per hour - LE12 area.View supervision profile