Ruth Cloherty

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB21 6BA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I work with people presenting with a variety of difficulties including stress, relationship difficulties, anger, depression, anxiety, PTSD, CPTSD & low self-esteem.   All of these interfere with our ability to solve problems and express our potential.  They limit our ability to enjoy our life fully.   I use modalities such as Transactional Analysis & Internal Family Systems along with other effective interventions to empower you and help you heal and live your life more fully.  I work in a transparent way with you.  My focus is on supporting you to achieve what you want to achieve and on creating maximum value for you going forward.

Life is hard at times and we can find ourselves overwhelmed and unable to move forward.  It is a part of being human and is not due to us being faulty in any way.  We are all subject to the complexity of the human psyche and when we have a language to voice our experiences (both past and present) we can build a new and more satisfying future for ourselves.

I am also a certified practitioner for the Safe & Sound Protocol which works directly with the nervous system and enables it to respond to safety rather than be in a chronic stress-response and hypervigilant to danger.  Being able to feel safe is fundamental to our health & well-being and enables us to cope with issues that would have been problematic before.  This is an effective treatment for anyone who experiences stress, emotional dis-regulation, anxiety, panic attacks, C/PTSD etc.  I am trained in EMDR which is effective for resolving PTSD, phobias and any unprocessed trauma memories.  I have found that Havening is also helpful in freeing the body/mind from trauma memories and in some cases faster. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse Certificate
  • Safe & Sound Protocol
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy - CPD, Supervision & Therapy 
  • Havening  

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

EMDR sessions maybe up to 90 minutes long.  

Further information

As well as Mindfulness meditation I utilise guided visualisation and dream analysis where appropriate and am a body-focused therapist.

I also see myself as a 'Polyvagal' therapist.  This means I focus on how your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) was shaped in early childhood and where this shaping is problematic in grown-up life.  The purpose is to re-shape the problem areas to enable you to enjoy connection with others, express your potential fully and become truly happy.

I have completed a course with the charity CHOICES for working with people who have experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse.

Fundamentally the issue of trauma is always with how the development of our sense-of-self was affected.  We can all become free of the spectre of trauma through awareness and self-compassion.

Great Abington, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB21 6BA

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Ruth Cloherty
Ruth Cloherty