My name is Ruth Kendrick, I am an experienced therapist, working with children, young people and adults, face to face at my practice in Weybridge in Surrey.
As a specially trained Play Therapist, I work with children using non-directive holistic play therapy, an active approach to counselling in which play, rather than talking, is the main means of expression. For children, play is the most natural form of communication. Through child-centred play therapy approaches, a range of issues can be explored, such as separation anxiety or social anxiety.
During my 13 years’ experience, in a variety of school settings, I have worked with trauma, attachment, domestic violence, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, low self-esteem and anger issues. My experience in building strong relationships, creating a safe space and my non-judgemental, confidential approach goes a long way to help children build self-esteem and resilience.
I also have 15 years’ experience working with adults. My approach is person-centred - together we discover your own resources to equip you with long term coping strategies.
I provide both short and long-term therapy, focussing on helping you to better understand and manage the issues that challenge you and identify and build on your strengths.
In my experience, the key to optimum results in therapy is a good relationship with your Therapist; someone you feel you can trust, feel comfortable with and someone who will be a partner in your recovery. Therefore, I offer a free 15-minute introductory consultation for you to sample my style and approach and ensure that you are happy that I am the right fit for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Years in Practice: 15 Years
- Accredited Membership: British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Integrative Therapy
- Diploma in Play Therapy
- Bereavement certificate
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£60.00 per session
Monday - Thursday - 8am - 5pm