Ruth MacKintosh

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Romsey, SO51
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About me

An experienced counsellor with a passion for facilitating people to find their individual way through difficulties, anxiety, confusion, grief and pain.

I wonder what or who has prompted you to look for a counsellor. I wonder what you are hoping for, how you will know who is the right counsellor for you.

What can I offer you in the counselling process?

If I receive this feedback - then my job is done.

"I can start to see the truth of it

what is false and what is real

if you are standing next to me

feeling what I feel "

My aim as a counsellor is to offer a safe space where you can talk and explore whatever is happening in your life. If you are feeling sad, or experiencing anxiety Counselling is a place to begin to understand these feelings and reactions. 

I have experience and training to work with specialist areas including Sexual Abuse, involvement with extreme religious organisations, living with mental health difficulties individually and within the family. Facing dementia, Work place disruptions, and many other issues that can adversely affect life.

Confidential Counselling service based in Romsey

Individual, Group and Organisational Clinical Supervision also offered. 

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Counselling University of East Anglia 2006
Counselling Experience:-
    University of East Anglia
    St Barnabas Counselling Service, Norwich
    Priscilla Bacon Lodge - Bereavement Support Service
    Southampton University
    Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Eastleigh
    The Olive Branch Counselling Service, Winchester
    RASAC Winchester

    Private Practice

Diploma in Clinical Supervision - Centre for Personal and Professional Development

Supervision Experience for organisations:-
   The Olive Branch Counselling Service, Winchester
   City College, Southampton

  Private practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Experience of Spiritual Abuse
Experience of Extreme Religious Organisations (aka Cults)


£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling £55 per hour
Supervision £60 per hour (£90 for 90 minutes)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Counselling - Monday, Thursday, Friday

Supervision - Wednesday and Friday

Further information

I am an experienced counsellor and supervisor.

From 2014-2021 I was the Clinical Director of The Olive Branch Counselling Service in Winchester.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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There are two steps to my door. An accessible location can be arranged.

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In person

I am an experienced Supervisor both for Groups and Individuals at all stages of their careers from trainees to very experienced practitioners.

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Ruth MacKintosh
Ruth MacKintosh