Ruth Hartley

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BACP Accredited BSc Hons Psychology
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Cullompton, Devon, EX15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

If you are looking for an experienced professional counsellor in the Cullompton, Tiverton, and Mid Devon area, with experience working with young people and adults then don't hesitate to contact me and I will be pleased to help.

My work is based in the person-centred approach of therapy and I use Humanistic, Integrative and NLP approaches to enhance my client work. I offer clients the chance to work in creative ways too as this enables deeper exploration of difficult, hidden or covert areas of their lives that they may not have been aware of before but are now impacting on their lives.

I have experience with short term and longer term therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Psychology and a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body, I am also a Neuro Linguistic Programming Certified Practitioner. I am an accredited/registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics. I am fully insured and receive monthly supervision. I have been working in counselling since 2005 within schools and private practice and have an extensive amount of client experience.

Some of the issues I help people with include

  • Depression. Low mood
  • Anxiety, stress, panic attacks
  • OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • PND (post-natal depression)
  • Unresolved childhood issues – child sexual abuse, mental abuse, physical abuse, neglect
  • Attachment issues
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Relationships
  • GBLT+(identity)
  • PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Personal development
  • Work with adolescents
  • Inner child work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fees are £40 for a one hour session for individuals. I do not undertake couples work.

Clients under 18 £25 a session

Organisations please ask for a quote to suit your needs.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Currently available Monday, Wednesday and Friday daytime, some early evening sessions avaiable.

Further information

What can a counsellor achieve that I can’t get from talking to a close friend?

Counsellors who have trained to a high level undergo long and challenging training to provide you with the skills required to heal. I will not judge, blame, criticize you or your behaviour and trusted never to repeat to anyone else what you say. If I am required by law to report anything I will let you know.

How can it help?

Counselling can help at difficult times in your life to understand what is happening to you and why. It can help for both short term work, concentrating on a particular problem, or it can be offered over a much longer period of time focusing on more deep-set issues. It can help you explore your feelings and begin to take control of your life. It can promote positive change and growth.

When can it help?

Counselling can help with many different issues in life including bereavement, unresolved loss, anxiety, and stress, unexplained feelings of anger, depression, abuse, relationship and family difficulties, low self-esteem and loss of confidence.

It can also help those who experience a long-standing general feeling of unhappiness and loneliness and cannot identify what the cause of this is. Counselling can help to explore these feelings and learn to understand them, and thereby gain insight and acceptance.

Many people mistakenly think that counselling is only appropriate for extreme situations – in fact it can help those who are wanting to gain more self-awareness and insight into their own behaviour.

What benefits can be expected

  • An improvement in self-esteem and sense of well-being.
  • An increase in self-awareness and insight into feelings and behaviour.
  • Personal growth and development with increased self-acceptance
  • Exploration of long-standing unresolved feelings of grief and loss
  • Exploration of feelings surrounding personal experience of abuse.

Fundamental to my approach is the belief that we all have the potential to change, develop and lead happier lives if we really want to, enabling greater freedom through self-exploration and self-responsibility.

Cullompton, Devon, EX15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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