About me

I am a qualified therapist offering a warm, non-judgemental and down-to-earth approach. I currently work in private practice as well as a charity setting. I work Integratively, meaning I have experience in - and can draw on - a variety of techniques and approaches, depending on each client's individual needs. Through counselling, many people experience changes in perspective, more satisfying relationships, increased fulfilment and deeper self-awareness. I have experience in delivering both short-term and open-ended therapy. I have a particular interest in relationship issues, as well as anxiety and panic. 

Together we can explore what brings you to therapy, and decide on the most appropriate way forward. You may wish to explore your present circumstances, your past, or perhaps both. It is my role to facilitate the process at a pace suited to you, in a comfortable and safe environment, and to not judge, assume or analyse.

My training required me to undertake personal therapy, so I have experienced being a client, too. I know that finding the right person may be daunting, so I would encourage you to speak with a number of practitioners to explore your options. I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation for you to ask me any questions and explore whether we are a good fit.

Contact me via text or email to arrange an initial chat at a time to suit you, or just give me a call on: 07871785753. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2) - City of Bristol College.
  • How to do Counselling online: A Coronavirus primer - BACP & Open University.
  • FdA Counselling (First Class) - University of Plymouth.

My training involved a combination of theoretical learning and practical skills, as well as mandatory personal therapy, reflective processes and client work. 

I have also previously held roles in mental health and mentoring. This includes supporting people who are leaving the care of secondary mental health services, enabling them to build confidence, resilience and independence,  as well as mentoring higher education students. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular interest in working with millennial clients, as well as clients wishing to explore 'quarter-life crisis' type issues. 

I am also interested in mindfulness meditation and its ability to help people manage their response to stress, and increase their feelings of calm and wellbeing. 

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Further information

Please note, I am currently seeing clients online (Zoom), and over the phone.  I will be offering face-to-face sessions from the Autumn, please get in touch to discuss. 

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Ruby Mitchell

Ruby Mitchell