Ruth Cloherty

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1LR
07951977516 07951977516
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1LR

About me

I work with people presenting with a variety of relational and individual difficulties including depression & anxiety, PTSD, and low self-esteem.  These are all big umbrella terms yet in reality each person has their own unique life-story and set of difficulties.   I will work with you in a transparent and caring way.  I am trained in a modality of psychotherapy that lends itself to empowering and enabling you in a practical and robust sense.  I am experienced in providing effective results in both short-term & long term counselling.   My focus is on supporting you to achieve what you want to achieve and on creating maximum value for you going forward.

My main modality is Transactional Analsyis which gives us a language to understand & name the internal aspects that influence us.  We need to be able to name the things that are problematic & causing us unhappiness.   I also provide guided meditation (Mindfulness) which helps us develop a healthy sense of self & has many benefits for our health & well-being.

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.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling

Member organisations


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.

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

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Transactional analysis


£50 per hour.

If you have medical insurance - please check with the insurer what their criteria is for reimbursing you the counselling fees.  Most insurers cover a limited number of sessions.  The rate for insurance companies is £55 per hour session.

Further information

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

I also utilise guided visualisation and dream analysis where appropriate and am a body-focused therapist.

I also run a Self-Awareness Course for people that would like to strengthen their own self-knowledge in a group setting.

Woodlands Surgery
Eden House
48-49 Bateman Street

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

There is a step yet we have a ramp. There is also the door frame to get over.


I work Monday and Thursday from 10.00 am until 8.00 pm and on Tuesday from 10 am until 5.00 pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Ruth Cloherty

Ruth Cloherty