About me

You may be finding life tough, finding it hard to put your finger on one particular issue that’s causing distress. General feelings of sadness and low self-esteem may be making it difficult to see who you truly are.

Your sense of purpose may be ebbing, or indeed gone altogether. Instead, there may be a constant, nagging feeling of wishing things were different. But not knowing what that different looks or feels like. Whether or not it even exists.

Do you feel that your voice is being smothered by work pressures, or your personal aims are being crushed by work anxiety?

I have a particular understanding of the pressures that come from within the educational setting. Are you a teacher professional who is experiencing burn out? Maybe you are part of the all important support staff and are wondering where you fit within a job role which is forever dynamically changing? As a learner, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the volume of course work, unsure of how to manage the emotional pressures.

My scope includes additional training and understanding around the LGBTQ+ community. Not only those directly within the community, but also people within their family. Using the wider term, GSRD (Gender Sexual Relationship Diversity) is an area which is hugely important to me. I would love to be part of your journey.

I would really embrace the opportunity to work with you. To discover together who you are, allowing that positive sense of self to grow. Together we can explore what purpose means to you, what it might look like, what it could look like.

Currently, I am working online, by telephone and face to face. I can offer a flexibility that fits well with your busy lifestyle.  My aim is to support, not add additional pressure. We will work together to create a counselling package that works for you, that fits in with your current schedule rather than disrupting it.  I work with young adults 16+ and adults.

You are very welcome to book an initial 20-minute appointment, either by telephone or online, to see if we are a good fit.

Call or email me and I will respond within 48 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

Most recently I have worked with New Romney Counselling Services Ltd, a charitable organisation.

Qualifications

L2 Certificate Online & Telephone Counselling - Counselling Tutor

Certificate in Online &Telephone Counselling – Counselling Tutor

Level 4 Diploma in Professional Counselling (Distinction) –Thoros Centre for Therapy Learning

Level 3 Diploma in Next Steps to Counselling – Thoros Centre for Therapy Learning

Level 2 Diploma in Counselling Concepts – Bedonwell Counselling Associates Ltd

Professional Memberships

Accredited member of The National Counselling Society NCS

Registered member of the Professional Standards Authority PSA

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling 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 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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40 per 50-minute session.

Availability

Monday 9am - 3pm

Tuesday 6pm - 8pm

Wednesday 6pm - 8pm

Friday 6pm - 8pm

Saturday 11am - 1pm

Further information

I am also qualified within the field of telephone counselling and would love to explore this possibility with you. It may be that telephone counselling fits in with your lifestyle logistically. Sometimes it can be used as an addition to face to face counselling, allowing flexibility for those times when meeting in person is just not possible, for whatever reason.

Hythe
Kent
CT21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Ruth Jenkins

Ruth Jenkins