Ruth Hope Pg Dip, Reg'ed MBACP. Counsellor

Ruth Hope Pg Dip, Reg'ed MBACP. Counsellor

East Ayrshire

07999 572600

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East Ayrshire

07999 572600

About me


I'm Ruth. I am a counsellor, fully qualified and experienced to work with adults and young people. This year I mark 10 years of practicing.

I work one-to-one with adults and young people aged 12 years and over from my counselling room in Kilmarnock. I also offer telephone counselling for adults.

I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental, authentic and empathic counselling space to help my clients explore problems or difficulties they are living with, either on a long or short term basis.

If you have been considering counselling or you feel it could benefit you, or a young person, please get in touch.  Working together, we will explore and work on the problem or issues you have come to counselling for. We will discuss your present, your past and work towards your future aims and goals.

Your individual needs are key and are tailored through my way of working of integrating Humanism/Person-Centred Counselling, compatible elements from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), the Relational Psychodynamic Approach and the Proactive Model.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework for good practice.

I am a PVG Scheme member.

I carry professional indemnity insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling: Integrative Pathway (BACP accredited)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Counselling Children and Young People
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (BACP accredited)
  • BSc (Honours) Psychology

Work Experience

  • School Based Counsellor: Secondary School in Newport
  • Counsellor: Cadwyn Counselling Service, Cardiff
  • Counsellor: Journeys Towards Recovery From Depression, Cardiff
  • Counsellor: The SWAN Project, Bristol​   (SWAN: Start Winning Against Alcohol Now)

I began practicing in 2009 and started my own private practice in 2012.

From differing ages, ethnicities, genders, sexualities and backgrounds, my clients have sought counselling for a range of problems and issues which have contributed to enhancing my experience and knowledge.

I consider it a privilege to be a counsellor, it is a role I never take for granted. My passion for my role drives me to enrich my personal and professional development. I undertake continuous professional development and training to enhance and maintain my skills and knowledge, to help develop my practice and own self-awareness, and to ensure that I am working ethically and to the best of my abilities with all of my clients.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Individual Adults: Face-to-Face & Telephone Counselling

Young People from 12 years: Face-to-Face Counselling

£30 for the initial/introductory 1 hour session, then

£40 per 1 hour session thereafter.

Sessions are booked on a week-to-week basis, although fortnightly sessions are an option.

Please note that session fees for booked sessions cancelled without 24 hours’ notice are payable. This does not apply to the first session.

Further information

You can find more details about me and my practice on my website - click on the link in my contact details at the top of this page. But please, do not hesitate to get in touch with me should you need any further information.

Maps & Directions

Kilmarnock, KA3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Where available, I can offer morning, afternoon and evening appointments Monday to Thursday and Saturday morning and to mid-afternoon sessions.

Types of client

Young people