Ruth Dines

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Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 1SB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, and welcome to my profile. I really do know how daunting it can be to begin therapy, but a strong and supportive counsellor can make a huge difference to your life and well-being.

Here are 10 ways I can help you as a therapist:

  • I can build a strong and trusting relationship with you
  • Enable you to feel heard and understood
  • Help you to make sense of your feelings or understand why you are not feeling
  • Help you to become more curious about yourself so you can gain greater insight into your inner world
  • Help you accept those parts of yourself you may not like
  • Teach you how to turn off the 'critical voice' in your head so you can become more forgiving and kinder to yourself and others
  • When appropriate challenge you, but only gently and when you are ready
  • Give you a different lens through which to see your relationships and life
  • Help you to feel stronger and more resilient in challenging situations
  • Help you manage difficult people by becoming more observant and less emotional

We will work together to explore your current difficulties, looking at them through a new lens so you have greater insight and perspective. This will help you to gain a clearer sense of who you really are, and what you want out of your relationships and life, so you can find a better way forward.

Because I know it can take time to find the right therapist I offer a complimentary 30 minute initial telephone session. This will give us the opportunity to talk about what brings you to counselling, and you can also ask any questions you may have. If appropriate we can then decide how best to work together.

I currently work in Barnet (EN5) which offers easy links to public transport.

I offer time limited, short term and open-ended sessions. You decide how long you want to be in therapy for, there is no long-term commitment.

I offer daytime and evening appointments.

My background

I am a fully qualified therapist and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I trained as an integrative counsellor which means I can bring together a range of different theories and practices so I can tailor my approach and style to suit the personality, background and life situation of each client.  I am warm and down to earth, professional and supportive, curious and challenging, so I won’t just sit there and listen without engaging with you. I will offer you a safe, non- judgemental space where you can talk freely about what is troubling you.

I am a tutor at CPPD Counselling school where I teach the Diploma in Integrative Counselling and I also volunteer as a Loss and Bereavement Counsellor at a local Hospice where I co-facilitate relaxation groups for carers and patients.

I also run corporate training workshops on Managing Stress & Anxiety and Building Resilience.

If you are interested in working together then you can either make an appointment through my website or phone me for an initial chat and we can take it from there.

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become"

Carl Jung, Psychologist

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Psychology with Sociology - University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling - Gestalt Centre London
  • Diploma Humanistic Integrative Counselling – CPPD London
  • Advanced Diploma Humanistic Integrative Counselling – CPPD London
  • Essentials of CBT - Beck Institute Philadelphia
  • CBT For Anxiety - Beck Institute Philadelphia
  • CBT For Personality Disorders - Beck Institute Philadelphia

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£70.00 in Barnet

Please feel free to contact me to discuss appointment times/availability and also if required concessionary rates I can offer.

When I work

I offer daytime and evening appointments.

24 Richmond Road, New Barnet, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 1SB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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