Ruth Alborough MBACP (Accred)

Ruth Alborough MBACP (Accred)

West Yorkshire


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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 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.

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.

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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 on Mondays and Wednesdays. I have some early evening availability.

Maps & Directions

Wakefield, WF1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mondays 12- 6.00 Wednesdays 10-12.00

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer one-to-one and group supervision.

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