Ruth Christine, Dip Counselling, Reg MACC
Who am I: Hello, I'm Ruth Christine and I'm an integrative person-centred counsellor offering individual and couples therapy. I am able to draw on several counselling approaches to try to find the best way of working with your particular issues.
What I offer: I understand that it may feel daunting when you first set out to seek counselling, but I am a warm, empathic person and will seek to make these first steps as easy as possible. Counselling is a space where you will be free to talk and be really listened to, encouraged and supported, and yes sometimes challenged. It is a place where you can explore the things that are troubling you in a safe, non-judgemental environment. I feel privileged when people feel safe to open up and share difficult thoughts and experiences, speaking about these things can be so liberating.
What can counselling do for you?: Talking therapy can be a very powerful force for healing and change. I often find that clients carry burdens that they have never talked about, it is wonderful when they feel safe to open up and share these burdens. There can be so much freedom in talking about these things. Often the problems we struggle with today have their roots in our lives growing up or in previous experiences, identifying these roots can help us to com to terms with them and find healing.
How I work:
Individual Therapy: I work alongside you, looking at the areas you struggle with. I enjoy bringing creativity into the room (where appropriate) as this can help to tap into areas of the right-brain where emotions are stored. These emotions can keep us trapped in the past, especially if we have experienced trauma of some kind. I have found that working in this area can be very powerful for finding release and healing.
Walking Therapy: Combines all the benefits of traditional counselling with the benefits of movement and being outdoors.
Couples Therapy: Couples come to therapy for all sorts of reasons communication problems, concerns about loss of connection, financial and family issues, an affair. I work with clients to look at the issues, to look for ways to improve communications and where possible to work for healing and restoration of the relationship.
Testimonial: "Through our counselling sessions Ruth has given me the strength to face my past and process it and to move forward to the future. Ruth's warmth and empathy creates a safe space to open up and talk about difficult subjects. I wouldn't be in a better place and more positive mind set today without the sessions I have had."
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling through Waverley Abbey College and the University of Roehampton.
BA in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Kent at Canterbury.
As a registered member of the ACC I maintain a minimum of 25 hours a year of continuing professional development, covering areas such as shattered dreams and chronic grief, creative interventions and integrating sand trays into counselling amongst others.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with a variety of issues. I am also happy to work with areas of loss, whether that be the passing away of a loved one or the break down of a relationship. I work with survivors of physical, emotional, economic or spiritual abuse and also those who have experienced trauma.
Our initial 30 min session will be free of charge, and gives us the opportunity to decide whether we will work well together. If you would then like to continue for an hourly session regular rates apply.
- One-to-one counselling £40 for 60 minutes
- Walking Therapy £40 for approx 60 minutes (walks may vary in length)
- Couples Therapy £55 for 75 Minutes
- Telephone counselling £35 for 60 minutes
- Students and concessions £30 for 60 min
Contact: Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I am not always available to answer the phone, but if you text, email or leave a message I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Locations: I counsel in Launceston and Liskeard
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Wednesday 9.00am-8.00pm, Thursday 9.00am-8.00pm, Friday 10.00am-8pm, Saturdays and other evenings by arrangement.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|