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Ruth Mackintosh

Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50
07789 698986 07789 698986 Registered / Accredited

About me

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

Counselling 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 Christian Counselling Service, Winchester
    RASAC Winchester

Diploma in Clinical Supervision - Centre for Personal and Professional Development
Supervision Experience:-
   The Olive Branch Christian Counselling Service, Winchester
   City College, Southampton

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy


Counselling £50 per hour
Supervision £60 per hour (£90 for 90 minutes)

Further information

I am an experienced counsellor and supervisor.

I am the Clinical Director of The Olive Branch Christian Counselling Service in Winchester.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Mondays and Fridays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I am an experienced supervisor for both groups and individuals.I have worked with Counsellors at the start of their careers and once established in practice.My approach to supervision is a collaborative one with the aim to work with you as an individual to enhance your practice.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Ruth Mackintosh

Ruth Mackintosh