Ruth Hubbard - MNCS (Senior Accred) - online and face to face counselling

Ruth Hubbard - MNCS (Senior Accred) - online and face to face counselling

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Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds

01359 230 908 / 07939 862 412

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About me

I provide a safe and confidential space for you to come and talk about anything in your life that may be causing you distress or confusion to that sense that things aren't quite right and feeling unfulfilled to specific issues which are affecting your daily life.

I have a particular interest in anxiety related issues, trauma and relational issues.

I am passionate about my clients working towards becoming the best version of themselves. 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. Counselling can help you to make sense of your problems and gain a better understanding of yourself and help you find ways to better cope with life's ups and downs.

Counselling can help you to deal with problems including but not limited to

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Health Anxiety
  • Depression, Anxiety and Stress
  • Loss of Confidence or Low Self Esteem
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Emotional, Physical or Sexual Abuse
  • Work difficulties
  • Relationships problems
  • Separation and / or divorce recovery
  • Self Defeating behaviours and patterns
  • Anger management
  • 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, MS, Diabetes
  • Support for Carers and those who are cared for

As an integrative counsellor; 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 Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness. I will work with you in a way that is supportive, warm and non-judgmental, 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 practitioner and offer Life coaching.

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 Care

Volunteer as a 'Visitor' for CRUSE from 2012-2015

DBT level 2 - APT

Senior Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society

Additional Courses Completed:

  • Living and Working with Dissociation - PODS
  • 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
  • Ascentis Awareness in Bereavement Care - Cruse
  • Ascentis Working with Groups - Cruse
  • On-going Telephone Support - Cruse
  • A Childs Grief - Cruse
  • The Art of Self Care CPD
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk
  • Diploma - Clinical Weight Loss
  • Excel with Business - Mindfulness
  • Certified Life Coach - American Union of NLP
  • Facilitated Groupwork Training Course Cruse
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • 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
  • The Human Toolbox
  • Shame Shields - Brene Brown
  • EFT Diploma - Centre of Excellence
  • Mindful Self Compassion
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders - Mindbody Breakthrough
  • Introduction to NLP
  • Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm PODS
  • Dissociation and DID
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Essential Supervision Skills Level 1 and 2 SDS
  • NLP Practitioner Training TWC
  • DBT level 2 - APT
  • Emotional Regulation

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Carers and the cared for

Emotional work related to chronic illness and debilitating conditions e.g. ME, CFS, arthritis etc - acceptance and moving forward.

Career changes - support for CV writing, confidence, interview skills, and support with career direction choices

Life Coaching

Employee Assistance Packages


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.

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  • Therapy room Thurston
  • Clinic Room Thurston


Initial Consultation - £50.00

Initial Couples Consultation - £50.00

Face to Face Sessions:

Counselling - £50.00 per session
Couples Counselling - £70.00 per session

Group Work

Bereavement - £20.00 per session (closed group 6 sessions)
Family and friends of abuse survivors - £20.00 per session (closed group 6 sessions)
Assertiveness course - £350.00


£60.00 per session

Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Paypal
  • Card Payments - Visa debit, Visa or Mastercard
  • Bank transfer

NB Please check your spam / junk email box if you are waiting for a reply from me sent via this site.

Further information

I offer counselling in a variety of ways to suit your needs:

  • Face to face
  • Group work

I also organise and run specific group work for bereavement, and family and friends of abuse survivors. These are closed groups which remain confidential, the provide support from others that have been affected by these circumstances, it can be very lonely in these situations and it can be extremely beneficial and comforting to meet others that are working through these issues, sharing experiences, thoughts and feelings in a non judgmental environment can make you feel less isolated and reassure you that you are not abnormal or going 'mad'. Please contact me for further information as these only run after I have a minimum number of participants.

I also run Counselling4Carers - A special service dedicated to carers and their very unique needs, whether it be dealing with your own emotional and practical needs or adapting and learning to cope with those of the person you are caring for... for more information please go to

I offer Life coaching for anyone who may not feel the need of counselling but may require some guidance and assistance if they feel stagnant and stuck in any aspect of their lives, either personal or professional or even both.

I offer Employee Assistance packages as well, including CV and covering letter support, Interview technique workshops, confidence building workshops and assertiveness workshops. I also custom design counselling packages for Employers to ensure they are meeting their duty of care for their staff.

Maps & Directions

Bury St Edmunds, IP33
Bury St Edmunds, IP31

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

I have a gravel driveway and a ramp into my clinic area.


Monday - 10.00am - 8.00pm Tuesday - 10.00am - 8.00pm Wednesday - 10.00am -8.00pm Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer individual and group supervision to counsellors and other professions.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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