Ruth Jenkins

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BA (Hons), RGN (retired), ILM 5 Coach, Counsellor MBACP.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Machynlleth, Powys, SY20
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Would you like to talk with someone who will really listen to you?  My role as your Counsellor is to create a calm reflective space for you to open up and explore what's important to you.  

Like a seed naturally knows how to grow towards the light, I believe that you have the wisdom and resources to move towards living a fulfilling life.  There may be rocks in the way, like ill-heath, pain, loneliness, grief, fear and loss.  Together, we can look at the issues that are troubling you, and start to find a way for you to navigate your way forward.

You have already taken the first step on your journey of hope by seeking help. Contact me for a free chat and see if you would like to continue exploring your hopes, concerns and options with me.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I worked as a Nurse the the NHS for over 20 years focusing my care on people living with Dementia, Stoke, Respiratory Conditions, Heart Disease Mobility issues and Diabetes. The NHS trained me in coaching and I gained my ILM5 in 2018. My role was to use my coaching and facilitation skills to enable older adults to live well with life limiting diseases. I moved from this to broaden my skill base and work with older adults who were experiencing fear within the home. This took me to wanting to further my understanding of human psychology and Counselling. I gained my foundation degree in Counselling in 2023 I now work with a charity called Credu supporting unpaid carers as well as running my own private Counselling & Coaching business. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session

Further information

As my client you are welcome to meet with me online or come to the Counselling Cabin. You can email, text or phone me and we can have a short chat about what your expectations are and what would suit you best. I work in a person centered way, which means that you are in charge of where you want your therapy to go. In the Counselling Cabin you will have access to visual prompts and objects which may help you explore your emotions and thoughts. Online you will be in the comfort of your own space you may find that more convenient for you and you will have access to your own prompts and objects which you may find comforting.  

Machynlleth, Powys, SY20

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Ruth Jenkins
Ruth Jenkins