Ruth Wallace MBACP Accred
Taking the first step to begin the process of making positive changes within life, coming to terms with life experiences, altering the way we view ourselves, taking control of our situation, accepting who we are, gaining understanding of how as people we operate.
The journey through life at times can become confusing, painful, daunting and isolated.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychological therapist/Counsellor as well as a trained in Cognitive behaviourial therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner.
I qualified in 2004. I am accreditated through the BACP and I am also a member of the BBACP and EMDR association.
I am fully insured.
I aim to offer each individual a "tailor made session" to suit their needs. Drawing on the various tools and techniques I have learnt, I believe, the theories should fit around the client rather then fitting clients into the theory.
During my training I was very conscious of the FACT that my experiences of Personal Therapy (as was part of my training requirement,) wasnt as 'personal' to my own experiences, views and needs as would have been so much more beneficial to me.
Bearing this in mind I decided to ensure my clients experience of therapy would be as personal to them as the therapy allows. A place of safety where a person feels they can discuss and share without feeling judged only supported.
I have worked with couples, adults and young people bringing many different issues from many different backgrounds and cultures.
I have extensive experience of working with depression, stress, anxiety, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),anger, phobias, eating disorders, self harm, bereavement, relationship problems, domestic violence,Historic and current,sexual, physical and mental abuse in childhood and adulthood.
I have experience of working with clients short term and long term depending on the clients needs.
As well as my private practise I work within the NHS offering therapy to GP patients within hospital and clinical settings.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP Fully accreditated counsellor.
Advanced diploma Integrative Counselling
Cognitive behaviourial therapist
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing practioner. (EMDR)
Additional training, people who self injure, creative therapy, CBT, domestic violence, psychosexual training, risk assessment, child protection, drug and alcohol training.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couple counselling, loss, life changes, problems with teenagers, weight issues, mediating for families, sessions for students who are currently studying to become counsellors. EMDR therapy is available and works very well with PTSD and childhood issues and phobia.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
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Initial assessment session £30, then 50 minute sessions are offered on a sliding scale of £45-£60 which would be discussed at the initial session. EMDR therapy is £65 per 50 min session and £90 for an hour and half session. Fees for couples are £60 per 1 hour session. Students and training counsellors are reduced rates £40
I aim to provide a safe and non judgemental place for clients to explore and discuss their issues, if preferred I am willing to visit clients in their own home alternatively clients are welcome to attend sessions at my home. I can accomodate wheelchair users in my home.
Reduced rates are offered to trainee counsellors and students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available evenings 7pm to 9pm
Types of client