Ruth Alborough

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MBACP (Accred) EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner.
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Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1LT
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

You will find I am friendly, attentive and take the time to make sure you are getting what you need. Therapy can help you to make sense of your difficulties and experiences and work out what changes you might want to make. I am a trauma specialist but see people for many other reasons. I work online and in person. 

You might be having difficulties with your relationships at home or at work.
You might be struggling with your confidence or feel that others are better than you. You might be feeling low or unhappy and want to know why.
You might have had difficult childhood experiences that are still haunting you.
You might have had traumatic or upsetting experiences that you cannot get past.

Whatever the problem therapy with me can help to lighten your load and make real, effective changes to your life.

I have over 25 years experience as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer and am a BACP Accredited Counsellor, and an accredited EMDR therapist. I offer an Integrative Approach to individuals, adolescents  (14 and above) and couples. This means I am willing to help you explore your past, present and future, whichever you feel will help. I will not expect you to talk about anything you don't want to, and we will agree together what the focus of our work will be and how many sessions you would like to have.

I have completed training, and have experience in delivering regular and trauma focused therapy online and have found online work to be highly effective.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced, accredited EMDR therapist and have completed training in Parts 1 & 2 Attachment Focused EMDR, along with other specialised modules. I am a trained Somatic Trauma Therapist, and have undertaken extensive training in Parts Work and Ego States models similar to IFS, and Dissociative Disorders. These models inform and underpin my trauma focused approach alongside an integrative relational therapy. I have also undertaken significant training in couples therapy and in PCEC for IAPT services.

I have specialist experience working with police officers experiencing PTSD, CPTSD and difficulties from other life experiences in both my private practice and as an affiliate intensive trauma therapist for Police Care UK.  

I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults. I work with teenagers from the age of 17 upwards.

I have a B.Sc (Hons) in Behavioural Science (1987) and a PGCE (FE) (1992), and have extensive experience of teaching Counselling at every level from Introduction to Degree.

I have an Advanced Diploma in Counselling (2000) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision (2007) and have offered therapy and supervision in educational, voluntary sector and private practice settings.

I have been a BACP Accredited Counsellor since 2005 and am on the UK Register of Counsellors.
I have an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner since 2019.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)


Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

All therapy and supervision sessions cost £60 per hour for individuals and £80 per hour for organisations/EAPs.

When I work

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In person appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Online appointments only on Tuesdays. Appointments run from 10am, and finish no later than 5pm.

Wakefield New Media Centre, West Parade, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1LT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I offer one-to-one and group supervision.

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Ruth Alborough
Ruth Alborough