Ruth Jenni

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Registered Member MBACP
Available for new clients
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Totnes TQ9 & Buckfastleigh TQ11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome. Please take your time and have a look at my profile here and around my website at If you feel I may be able to help, then I will be very happy to talk to you.

Maybe life feels just too difficult right now? Are you grieving, highly anxious, depressed or suffering in some other way? Are you in need of someone to listen deeply and compassionately? Maybe you have a particular issue in mind, or perhaps things are not that clear.

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Counselling and Psychotherapy with Ruth Jenni

With over ten years' counselling experience to draw on, in therapy with me you will have my in depth wholehearted support in finding tools, resources and confidence to deal with your difficulties. 

I offer you:

Caring, perceptive, deep listening and acceptance. A welcome to you and all that you may be experiencing. I strive to help the complex feel simple. A moment by moment approach which facilitates lasting change.

I offer experienced help if you are in crisis, feeling overwhelmed or stuck, at a loss what to do next, in need of a safe place to talk, have issues that could be helped by having a considerate, professional supporter.

What we will do is explore together, get to know what is actually happening for you, what does and what doesn’t help. New awareness arises, new tools are mastered, new approaches taken. Given space and witnessing, unbearable feelings and thoughts diminish, your problems become ones that you have the resources to deal with.

Over time emerges confidence, willingness and new meaning. Life opens up again.

I work with adults, couples and young people using talking therapy and I offer the option to incorporate creative exercises. In person or online. Locally in the UK, internationally online. See my website for more information.

I offer help with:

Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, GAD, Self Harming, Depression, Bereavement, Grief, Loneliness, Being a Highly Sensitive Person, Relationship issues, Self-esteem, Chronic pain, M.E., Menopause, Infidelity.

In particular I work a lot with Anxiety in a trauma informed way.  This can be short term but more often medium to long term work. I also work long term in a psychotherapeutic way.

I work in Dartington, Buckfastleigh and online via Zoom or Skype.  Within easy reach of Totnes,  Ashburton and South Brent.

Strengthening Confidence and Aliveness Alongside Life’s Challenges

Call me on 07974 097787, you are also welcome to contact me by text message or use the 'Email me' link at the top of the page. If I am not available straight away I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and now over ten years experience of counselling practice.  I have experience of several counselling approaches. This brings awareness of the emotional, rational, behavioural, physiological and spiritual, as they apply to you, delivering a tailor made service to address your evolving needs.

My aim is to give you compassionate support and permission to be fully yourself, however challenging that can be.

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I incorporate elements and techniques from

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • mindfulness practises
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • NLP (Neurolinguistic programming)
  • trauma therapy
  • psychosynthesis
  • shamanism
  • ritual

I hold full professional liability insurance.

I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development and regularly attend workshops and courses.

I regularly attend both 1:1 and group supervision (as is required by my professional body the BACP) so you can be reassured that I am receiving support in order to fully support you.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP, and abide by its code of ethics.

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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Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

*Free initial phone or zoom calls last 15 mins.

In response to increased costs of living for clients and myself I have introduced more flexibility and changed my pricing structure to a sliding scale.  I charge £55-80 per session hour,  £55-80 for Skype or phone sessions, £50-70 for young people (hour session) £80-110 for couples (one and a quarter hour session). 

It is fine to choose the bottom rate in any category but if you are able to pay more then please choose a higher rate. I am happy to discuss this with you. 

When I work

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I work week days and some evenings. I offer sessions in person in Buckfastleigh and Dartington and online.  

Further information

Call me on 07974 097787, you are also welcome to contact me by text message or use the 'Email me' link at the top of the page. If I am not available straight away I will get back to you as soon as possible.

DS 032, Dartington Space, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EN

2 Sherwell Court, Silver Street, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0BG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms



In person

Creative Supervision Available with Experienced Therapist available at Reduced Rate

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