Ruth Hope BSc Hons, Pg Cert, Pg Dip, Reg.MBACP
I am a fully qualified and experienced Relational Integrative Counsellor and a Children & Young People Counsellor.
In private practice I work one-to-one with adults and young people aged 12 years and over from my counselling room in Kilmarnock.
I also offer counselling within secondary schools and colleges to all students (from 11 years old).
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 predominately explore and work on the problem or issues you have come to counselling for. We will however not work in isolation of these issues; I am interested in all the interrelated aspects that make you the whole individual that you are.
Together we will explore your past and present experiences and work towards your future aims and goals, where I am able to integrate the Proactive Model, compatible elements from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Humanism/Person-Centred Counselling and the Relational Psychodynamic Approach, tailoring these to your individual needs.
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
- Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling: Integrative Pathway (Level 7 - BACP accredited)
- Postgraduate Diploma Counselling Children and Young People (Level 7)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 5 - BACP accredited)
- BSc (Honours) Psychology
- 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 have gleaned a wealth of experience and training from counselling agencies & organisations and from my own private practice which I started 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
For sessions in my Kilmarnock based counselling room*
Individuals and Young People from 12 years
£30 for the initial/introductory 1 hour session, then
£35 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.
*You can find more details about my counselling room on my website at the bottom of the 'Sessions' page
For sessions in Secondary Schools and Colleges
Individual Secondary School and College Students
£40 per 1 hour or 50 minute session
With a minimum of 3 consecutive booked sessions per my visit
Sessions are made on a week-to-week basis.
Please note that session fees for booked sessions cancelled without 24 hours’ notice are payable. This also applies to the first session.
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
Type of session
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Where available, I can offer you morning or afternoon appointments throughout the week including weekends and evening appointments Monday to Thursday.
Types of client