Ruth White BA, BSc, MBACP (Accred.) - Brookfields Counselling & Psychotherapy
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)
BA (Hons) Humanities (including Psychology)
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills and Practice
Introduction to 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.
In January 2017 I commenced training in the Clinical Supervision diploma at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham and I'm able to offer a limited number of low cost supervision spaces for individual therapists/groups of two.
The charge is £25 per person, per hour during my training. If this is of interest to you, please get in touch to discuss.
Counselling & Psychotherapy Experience:
Private practice with adult individuals and couples
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'm fully insured for counselling and psychotherapy 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: £40 (50 mins) - from 1st September 2017 £45
Couples: £60 (60 mins)
Counselling & Psychotherapy trainees: concessions offered
Clinical Supervision - low cost spaces during my Supervision training
Individual counselling/psychotherapy supervision: £25 per person (60 mins)
(groups of 2 can also be accommodated)
Payment is required in cash at the beginning of each 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 at £25 per hour during my Supervision training.View supervision profile