About me

I am a therapeutic counsellor who has been in private practice for many years, working with young people & adults.

What can I offer you?
A safe space to explore painful issues and problems affecting lifestyle choices & mental well-being, such as anxiety, depression, family issues, relationship, loss, death, stress, self-esteem, emotional abuse,  trauma, low self-esteem, sadness & attachment issues.  Providing you with respect, integrity & guidance without judgements.

How can I help you?                                  

I use a variety integrative of skills to support your individual needs.

* Assist you to understand how your problems impact your thinking, actions & consequences in your lifestyle.

* Offer tools for you to use independently to enhance your wellbeing. 

* Work with you to help you accept & understand how your issues have impacted your choices. To Independantly empower you to find your own answers.

* Provide a confidential environment & build a trusting, open relationship.

* Your own personal space & time, focusing on your individual issues & journey of enlightenment. 

What benefits can you see? 

*I walk alongside you, enabling you to focus on your needs personal fulfillment, and growth.  

* A positive outlook & understanding to your problems & a healthier mental well-being.

* Building self-esteem & confidence in social situations, relationships & life skills. 

Provide empathy to encourage you to move forward & be the best version of yourself and who you want to be. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 

CPCAB Level 3 Diploma in Integrative Counselling

NEFE Level 2 Diploma in Counselling

BACP Counselling Online, Coronavirus Primer

Attachment in the Early Years - Open university

Stress & Mental Health - Human Givens University 

Diversity & Difference in Communication - Open university

Making Sense of Mental Health Problems - Open university

I trained at WDP (Westminster Drugs Project), working with recovering addicts of drug & alcohol abuse. I use a variety of integrative skills to enable clients to reflect on the past & present,  to overcome traumas & mental health issues for a successful outcome. 

My private practice at Connect & Balance offers a warm & trusting relationship to guide, explore & understand your thoughts, feelings & actions.  I work ethically in the best interest of my clients, valuing & respecting diverse needs, cultures & religions.

My aim is to empower you with a sense of pride, positivity & acceptance into your life style choices, strengthening mental wellbeing, helping you to flourish & grow as a happy & confident individual.  

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer an additional existential &  transpersonal therapy with clients, who wish to find further healing from an alternative,  connection, offering suggestions & guidance using mood, empowerment, mindfulness & angel cards. Existentialism & transpersonal can empower a deeper connection to yourself & encourage daily reminders of how strong you are & your existence in this world. 

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40.00 for 50 minutes, 

£30.00 for students in placement 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My client list alters occasionally when their therapy has finished. I suggest dropping an email to enquire about availability for booking sessions. 

Further information

Booking are a minimum of 12 weeks

Sessions will need to be paid 24 hrs before via bank transfer. If payment is not made there can be no session until the fee is paid.

Monthly bookings are a good way to maintain regular sessions & fees. 

24 hrs notice will be needed for cancellations, otherwise full fees will apply. 

I welcome student counsellors who require mandatory counselling for their diploma at a reduced rate of £30.00 (paperwork as evidence required) 

If you arrive early,  kindly wait respectfully in your car or outside until your agreed session time begins. 

Romford
Essex
RM1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Ruth George

Ruth George