Ruth Overington MA MBACP (Accred) and Counselling Supervisor
I offer a confidential, empathic space in which you can explore your issues and worries. Supporting you to recognise and build on your own strengths and resources. I provide counselling for adults, young people and children and supervision for qualified counsellors, students and other professionals.
Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, confused or low about issues in your life. Counselling can allow you space to explore this, giving you a chance to build a better understanding of yourself and your relationships.
My main training is Integrative, this means that I am able to draw my theoretical knowledge from three main counselling approaches, cognitive behavioural, humanistic and psychodynamic.
I work with this knowledge, offering counselling that emphasises the importance of the relationship between client and counsellor whilst using skills and techniques that are appropriate for each individual.
I work with issues around: Stress, Anxiety, Bereavement, Relationships, Depression, Self harm, Eating/food issues, Self-esteem, Abuse, Trauma, Anger, work related issues... If I have not included anything that relates to you please feel free to contact me for further discussion, as it is not always easy to name our issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Counselling Children and Young People
BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Southampton)
PG Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision
PG Certificate in Supervision
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Children & Adolescents
Further study undertaken in:
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Therapeutic techniques for working with young people
The effects of domestic abuse on children
Bereavement & Loss
Family and Couple therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I have been working in private practice in Salisbury since 2009, and previously in a variety of settings in Wiltshire, Hampshire & Dorset since 2006. I have counselled in Schools, Universities, Mental health services and a crisis centre. From 2011-2017 I was a partner and co founder of 'Talkabout" an organisation providing counselling to children & young people in schools within the Salisbury area.
Before becoming a counsellor I worked within the statutory and voluntary sector. Providing one to one and group support to parents and young people and managing and co-ordinating counselling services, volunteers and training. I also have experience of living and working abroad in a military setting.
I work from a private consulting room in Salisbury city centre, please see my website for more details.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer brief, short term and long term therapy.
I am happy to discuss with counselling students sessions to meet their course requirements.
£50 per 1 hour
£50 per 1 hour
£75 per 1.5 hrs
I have a limited amount of concessions available, please contact me to discuss this further.
Cancellations giving less than 24 hours notice before appointment will be charged for.
I hold full professional liability insurance and have an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 8am-7pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to qualified counsellors, counselling students, and to practitioners from other professional backgrounds. I aim to provide my supervisee's with a reflective, supportive and ethically mindful space.View supervision profile