Ruth Hubbard

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Senior Accredited Member of NCPS
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Stoke-Sub-Hamdon TA14 & Yeovil BA20
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you struggling? Attempting to gain a better understanding of yourself and find ways to better cope with life's ups and downs? I can help you find a path forward by making sense of, and learning from our past, engaging with the present & creating future hope. We can explore things that may be causing you distress or confusion from that odd sense that things aren't quite right and feeling unfulfilled to specific issues which are affecting your daily life e.g. chronic pain and illness, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, abuse, self defeating and / self destructive behaviours.

I will provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore things in your life that may be causing distress or confusion be that something specific like bereavement, anxiety or relationship issues, to that sense that things aren't quite right and a lack of fulfilment in your everyday life.

I specialise in working with chronic illness and pain, anxiety, resolving past trauma, bereavement and loss. We will work at your pace in a supportive environment. I will support you through the process to find understanding, peace and acceptance of self.

I offer single session therapy (solution focused), short term and long term therapy.

I am passionate about my clients working towards becoming comfortable with themselves, finding peace with their experiences, improving mood, and empowering them to move forward in their lives. This often means an exploration of past events, present experiences and future hopes. Finding your own personal awareness, compassion and understanding of self can aid you in achieving the best version of yourself.

I am an integrative and trauma informed counsellor, which means that I work with a variety of approaches. I provide counselling which is adaptive and creative to ensure that working together we can work towards finding clarity and understanding & ways to implement lasting change.

I will work with you in a supportive, warm and non-judgmental and when necessary challenging way, to guide you through any distress you may be experiencing and I aim to empower you to deal with any difficulties, whatever they may be. I am also an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) practitioner and offer coaching, training and consultancy work.

Some of the areas I work with:

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Health Anxiety
  • Traumatic experiences
  • HSP (Highly Sensitive People) and Empaths
    Stress
  • Loss of Confidence or Low Self Esteem
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Emotional, Physical or Sexual Abuse
    Work difficulties
  • Relationships problems
  • Separation and/or divorce recovery
  • Life crisis or transition
  • Coming to terms with medical diagnosis e.g. Motor Neuron Disease
  • Learning to accept and live with chronic long term conditions e.g. ME, fibromyalgia, sight loss, MS, Diabetes, and Long Covid.

I use a variety of counselling approaches to suit the needs of the individual. The main theoretical approaches that I use in my work are; Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness. I also work creatively with my clients to help express and explore emotions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills.
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • Diploma in Life Coaching
  • NLP Practitioner Qualification - AIP
  • SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision, Level 3 - CSAccred.(AAC)
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care - Ascentis through CRUSE Bereavement Care
  • Facilitated Group Work Training Course - Ascentis through CRUSE Bereavement Car
  • DBT level 2 - APT

Senior Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society

A selection of Additional Courses Completed:

  • ACT for depression
  • Working with Relational Trauma: Attachment and Healthy Relationships - PODS
  • Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation - PODS
  • Understanding the Complexities of Sexual Abuse with Penny Parks
  • Working Therapeutically with Gender Identity - Transitions Counselling & Consultancy
  • On-going Telephone Support - Cruse
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk
  • Excel with Business - Mindfulness
  • Certified Life Coach - American Union of NLP
  • Art Therapy Diploma - Renaissance Training Academy
  • TA101 - UKATA
  • Suffocation of the Soul: Compulsive Hoarding - SAC
  • Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing - Janina Fisher
  • Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance - Monash University
  • EFT Diploma
  • Mindful Self Compassion
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders - Mindbody Breakthrough
  • Single session therapy
  • Real world applications of Polyvagal theory
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Essential Supervision Skills Level 1 and 2 SDS
  • NLP Practitioner Training TWC
  • DBT level 2 - APT

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have special interest in working with the hidden helpers - the family and friends of those with mental and physical conditions.

Coaching for career, personal and spiritual development - increase confidence, interview skills, and support with career and life changes.

Supervision

I offer individual and group supervision to counsellors and other professions. I offer a secure, open and empathetic space for you to explore your work with your clients where you can explore any ideas and deepen your understanding of the process both for your clients and yourselves.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Online, telephone and Face to Face

Counselling (individual) - £60.00 per session (Initial Consultation - £60.00)

Supervision - £90.00 per 90 minute session

Payment 

  • Bank transfer
  • Card
  • Cash

NB Please check your spam/junk email box if you are waiting for a reply from me sent via this site. Emails will be sent from rhubbardcounsellor@gmail.com

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday online - 10.00am - 5.00pm

Wednesday online 2.00pm - 8.00pm

Wednesday face to face - 10.00am - 1.00pm Stoke-sub-Hampton

Appointments in Yeovil can also be arranged

North Street, Stoke-Sub-Hamdon, Somerset, TA14

Yeovil, Somerset, BA20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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

Online platforms

Google Meet
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I provide a safe place for you to explore your clinical work and ensure you are working ethically and looking after yourself to provide the best care

View supervision profile

Social

Ruth Hubbard
Ruth Hubbard