Counsellor & Psychotherapist Dip-Couns MBACP
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Welcome to Connect & Balance Counselling & making that first step to healing yourself & moving forward . Hello, I’m Ruth and I’m a qualified Integrative Counsellor.
I understand it takes courage to ask for help when issues are becoming to overwhelming & I am humbled you have decided to read my page. I invite you to continue reading my profile and take a few moment to read my published articles below, to inspire your confident in me and what I offer.
I will support you to be the best version of yourself, & provide effective methods to enable you to lead a meaningful, fulfilled life.
I work with adults & young people with a wide variety of issues, like anxiety, depression, sadness, general anxiety disorders, grief, recovering addicts, relationship, neglect, low self-esteem, physical, & emotional abuse, work related issues, stress, confidence, loneliness, bereavement, cancer & trauma.
Everyones’s journey is different and I will walk beside you, supporting with compassion to understand & resolve your problems.
I offer tools to help you apply positive changes to your life, which will enable you to manage independently even after therapy has ended.
My integrative process facilitates you with an deeper awareness of reflecting how your feelings & choices impact your mental well-being & empowers you to gradually move forward with a healthier outlook.
It’s not always easy reaching out to someone you know & often those closest to us are unable to help, not because they don't care but because they just don't know how too. If you are struggling with anxious stressful emotions, I will be a neutral party to provide empathy & genuine understanding to your personal difficulties.
As a therapist, I focus on your individual problems, safely guiding you to the heart of the issue to reduce your distress and help you to flourish, grow & become a better version of yourself.
I provide relaxed counselling therapy sessions, working through any difficult obstacles at your own pace & time. Working ethically, inclusively, with integrity & equality, respecting diversity, culture, race, gender, ethnic backgrounds & sexual orientations without judgement.
The focus is about you and your recovery, working together to build a solid foundation for a secure, trusting relationship & ‘Finding Yourself’ again. This promotes you with a deeper awareness of your thoughts, feeling & actions, to enrich the outcome for positive results. Validating your self-belief & worth to manage your triggers independently.
Counselling nurtures your personal growth & you will learn to boost your confidence to grow, enabling you to have a stronger self-belief to cope when overwhelming feelings become too intense.
Empowers yourself with a greater sense of fulfillment & live in the present. Make your own choices with confidence, not fear & find the personal happiness you deserve.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
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
Understanding & Managing Loneliness -Counselling tutor
I worked for a charity for recovering drug & alcohol addiction & counselling families members needing support.
I support clients to reflect & heal from past & present experiences, with a healthier mental well-being & successful outcome, to become the best version of themselves.
My established private practice at Connect & Balance, offers a warm & trusting environment & an authentic relationship to guide, explore & understand your thoughts, feelings & actions. I work ethically in the best interest of my clients, valuing & respecting diverse needs, cultures, race, & religions.
The aim is to empower you with a sense of positivity & acceptance into your life style choices, strengthening your mental wellbeing, helping you to flourish & grow as a happy & confident individual.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer Confidence, Self-belief, existential & transpersonal therapy for clients, who wish to find healing from an alternative, connection, offering suggestions & guidance using mood cards, empowerment, confidence building & mindfulness.
These help empower a deeper connection to yourself & encourage daily reminders of how strong you are & your existence in this world.
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£45.00 a session
£35.00 for college & university students
60.00 Weekends (9.00 - 12.00)
When I work
I have limited availability on Saturday morning @ £60.00 a session
Please feel free to email & enquire about further availability for booking appointments or be placed on the waiting list.
Booking are a minimum of 6 or 12 weeks and long term if required. Weekly fees are paid either by cash on the day or 24 hrs before sessions via bank transfer & this confirms your booking.
I understand that cancellations cannot be avoided at times but I would appreciate if I could be notified either by email or text 24hrs before your scheduled session. If I am notified of your cancellation within the 24hrs this will be transferred to your next session. Respectfully, If payment is not made there can be no session until the outstanding fee is paid.
I welcome student counsellors & university students who require mandatory counselling for their diploma at a reduced rate of £35.000 (paperwork as evidence required)
If you arrive early, kindly wait respectfully in your car or outside until your agreed session time begins please.
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