Ruth Connolly - young people, family and relationship counsellor
In light of the Corona Virus I will be offering sessions via Zoom or telephone for the time being for the safety of us all.
I am a qualified counsellor with over 15 years experience, specialising in working with couples and individuals, families and children, young people and teenagers.
I offer a confidential counselling service in South Leicestershire. I provide a safe place to explore what’s troubling you as an individual (adult or teenager), couple or family. I can support you to work through difficult life events and challenges which are impacting on your emotional well-being such as couple or family relationship problems, divorce & separation, argument and conflict, stress & anxiety, depression and bereavement.
Sometimes life can be challenging and you can feel under pressure. I give you the opportunity to talk in confidence about any difficulties you are facing. I will not take sides.
At times everyone feels worried or has problems that may be hard to talk about with the people close to you. You may worry about whether they will understand, whether you can trust them, whether they will blame you, or ignore your feelings. Together, we can explore your worries and problems and find ways to move forward that are right for you.
I will listen and support you without telling you what to do or judging you. I will ensure each member or of the couple or family has the opportunity to be heard. As everyone’s needs are different it is difficult to know whether the work will be short term or long term but that is something we can discuss and agree.
Training, qualifications & experience
Marital & Couple Counselling Theory & Practice – Relate Institute
Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples – Institute of Family Therapy
Counselling Young People – Relate Institute
Think Family/Whole Family Approach – Multi Agency Training and Family Intervention Therapy through De Montfort University/NHS/Meriden
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 for teenagers and young people
£40 for individuals
£45 for couples and families
I offer daytime and evening appointments
Even if you're not yet sure if I can help, do feel free to contact me to discuss whether counselling would be useful for you as an individual, couple or family.
I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation. If after that discussion you're ready to make a first appointment we can arrange a convenient date and time for us to meet.
The counselling sessions will take place at a community building in Lutterworth, easily accessible from anywhere in South Leicestershire,