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Ruth Alborough MBACP (Accred)

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1
07834386644 Registered / Accredited
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1

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.

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 20 years experience as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer and am a BACP Accredited Counsellor, and an accredited EMDR therapist. I originally trained in Humanistic Counselling and now offer an Integrative Approach to individuals, adolescents 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.

Training, qualifications & experience

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 am an experienced, accredited EMDR therapist, and have completed training in couples therapy and in Counselling for Depression for IAPT services.

I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults. I work with teenagers from the age of 14 upwards.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


EMDR Association UK


Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative


Individual therapy lasts for 50 minutes per week and costs £45 per session.

Supervision costs £50 an hour for individuals and £60 per hour for organisations/EAPs.

EMDR for individuals/charities costs £50 per hour. Most sessions will last for 90 minutes.

EMDR for organisations/EAPs costs £60 per hour and sessions are 90 minutes.

Couples therapy lasts for one hour and costs £50 per session.

Further information

I offer private therapy and supervision with some flexibility Mon-Thursday. I have limited early evening availability.

West Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access



Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I offer one-to-one and group supervision.

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