Ruth Jackson

Ruth Jackson

3 Carment Drive
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
G41 3PP

07774 915329 / 07774 915329

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About me

I am an integrative psychotherapist, who recently moved to Glasgow from Belfast.  I am comfortable utilising elements from different counselling traditions although my method is grounded in a psychodynamic approach. I offer reflective space away from the stresses of everyday life where complicated feelings and pieces of personal history can rise to the surface. Exploring these and understanding them in fresh ways can ease mental pain, grow self worth, and engender more peaceful ways of living with oneself and one’s decisions.

Although counselling is a collaborative endeavour, I believe the client must be in charge of the process: controlling what emerges and what is left to one side, choosing what to divulge and what to retain. I follow my client’s lead and respect their independence, but am equipped to support the process of working through whatever material is brought, and moulding it into new contours and shapes that can sit more harmoniously with the client in future.

I have a background lecturing in the social sciences in London and Ireland. My involvement with diverse groups of students in prisons and in the community nurtured a keen interest in how emotional wellbeing influences the ability to learn and flourish throughout our lives. Working for the Open University in Ireland I delivered pastoral care to students on both sides of the border. In recent years I trained as a psychotherapist and worked with clients in a community-based counselling agency in West Belfast.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Honours in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • MA Environment, Policy and Society
  • BA Honours in Social Science
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Further Education

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Changes and Transitions
Inter-Cultural Issues
Study related issues

Fees

I offer a free assessment session (approximately 30 minutes) without obligation. We can discuss your situation together before deciding whether psychotherapy with me is appropriate. Thereafter counselling sessions last 50 minutes and cost £45

Further information

I offer one-to-one talking therapies derived primarily from psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behaviourist approaches to contemporary mental distress.

Maps & Directions

Glasgow, G41 3PP

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

weekdays and evening availability. I will be on holiday from 27th July until 12th August 2019

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults