Ruth Marshall MA Counselling 2012

Ruth Marshall MA Counselling 2012

East Boldon
Tyne And Wear


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East Boldon
Tyne And Wear


About me

Life is never a straightforward road. We are constantly presented with change and challenges. We can never predict what is around the corner, furthermore we cannot predict how we react, cope or handle problems and issues that life throws at us. Life events, situations occur where we need extra support.

Often our coping strategies are very much influenced by how we viewed the world we grew up in. In childhood we form our own 'rules' for life. These 'rules' are not always helpful in adulthood. Gaining a better understanding ourselves and the constraints by which we live can allow us to change and be empowered which in itself is very liberating.

I provide a service which enables a client to realise or assess how they really feel about their situation and look closely at the 'rules' they adopted in childhood. I provide a place they can talk, self-assess, really evaluate or merely provide an environment where a client can take time for themselves and breathe.

Prior to working within a counselling environment I enjoyed a successful career within the sales and marketing environment of a global pharmaceutical company. I became a counsellor following a life changing accident. I had to spend time on myself and reassess many aspects of my life.

I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (certificate number 086669). This means that I have reached a recognised level of competent practice which complies fully with BACP guidelines and ethics and I am listed on the register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists which is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care.

I offer a unique person-centred relationship in a confidential safe setting. The session are totally client led. Everybody is different and what works for one person does not necessarily work for another so I tailor my approach to suit each person.

The counsellor client relationship is unique and is key to successful counselling. Coming to counselling can be a big step so during your first session I answer any questions or concerns you may have about counselling so you can decide if you would like to begin sessions. Counselling can be short or long term depending on the issues you are facing and your personal requirements.

I offer a reduced price introductory session to allow the client to make an informed decision as to whether the service I offer it is right for them.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Counselling from Sunderland University

BACP Certificate of Proficiency        

Member of BACP

Work Experience
Women's Health in South Tyneside
Place2be in situ in schools
Northeast Counselling Service

I ensure that my practice is enhanced by attending regular training events and courses. This ensures that my skills and knowledge remain up to date.

I adhere to the BACP requirement that counsellors must receive regular counselling supervision.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Initial session £25

£40 per 50 min session thereafter.

Discount for block booking of 6 sessions.

Discounted rate for trainee counsellors.

Maps & Directions

East Boldon, NE36

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Wednesday 9-5pm Thursday Evening Friday Morning