About me

I am offering face-to-face sessions (and zoom if you prefer) either with my dog Bertie or without him. I aim to work in an integrative and creative way, exploring what you would like out of therapy and support you in feeling more connected to yourself and your needs.

I want to support you to be OK with yourself. Some of the following inquires we might have over the time we work together include: What are your needs and are you able to express them? What you would like to change in your life and how would life be different after counselling? How do you see yourself and the world and how do you feel you are seen?

I like to work creatively, using therapeutic tools to help you connect to different parts of yourself such as sand tray, two chair work, and IFS; exploring what works for you. I use mindfulness and visualizations to support getting in touch with how you are feeling and where your feelings are located, we would do this in a gentle way, working at your pace.

Counselling for me is about empowerment which comes from self-compassion, acceptance and kindness. Often these can be hard to find in ourselves.  In our time together I would aim to support you to develop a positive sense of self regard and an ongoing connection to self kindness so you continue to develop to be the most authentic and enlivened version of who you are.

I can offer online and face to face sessions as well as walks in nature and time outside if you wish to.  I work from my hexagonal cabin at the end of the garden which is warm and quiet with the occasional train sound going past to keep us in the moment!

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Counselling  - Wealden Psychology Institute

Training and background in Person Centred therapy, Gestalt, bereavement work, LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, trauma work, working with the sand tray and creative work as well as working with mindfulness and awareness of the body.

I am also a trained Facilitator and can offer organisational and group process work building consensus in groups.

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.

Photos & videos

Fees

From £35.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50.00 per 50 mins session - sliding scale offered and some concession spaces available.  First 2 sessions £25.00 as introductory offer.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Working day time on Monday to Thursday. We can discuss your availability and try and make something work for us both.

Hove
East Sussex
BN3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

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

There are 3 steps and then a lit path leading to the cabin at the end of the garden.

Additional languages

Some Spanish

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

Ruth Grier

Ruth Grier