Ruth Maw-Dip.Couns.MBACP(Accred).Adv.Dip.Life Coaching.EMDR Practitioner(Accred)
Hello. I am an Accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor and an Accredited EMDR Practitioner. I also have a qualification in Trauma Therapy and Life Coaching. I have worked in mental health for 10 years and have a Private Practice in Sevenoaks. I also work with the London Fire Brigade as a Trauma Counsellor. My previous employment has been with a Homicidal Bereavement Agency, supporting people who have lost their loved ones through homicide and as a Trauma Lead in a local NHS mental health service.
My client work is varied and includes complex trauma, personality disorder issues, work related stress, bereavement and loss, depression, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship issues and anxiety. Any mental health issue from child abuse to bereavement I treat with respect and in confidence. Nobody need suffer the debilitating effects of a troubled mind in whatever form that takes. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.
Our work begins with establishing a supportive and trusting relationship and I work holistically to offer my clients the most relevant treatment to their situation. My client base includes teens to older adults and couples.
My experience and training allows me to offer you the most appropriate method of therapy, as one size does not fit all.
Psychotherapy - A talking based therapy to explore deeper past issues affecting the present.
Counselling - A therapy to talk through difficult issues and reactions in your everyday life.
CBT - A solution based therapy to adjust and challenge thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
CBT Trauma Focused Therapy - A talking/exposure based treatment to target specific disturbing feelings in relation to past traumatic or overwhelming events.
EMDR - A trauma focused treatment for single or multiple trauma, approved by the NHS for the treatment of trauma/PTSD and other presentations such as phobias, anxiety etc.
Life Coaching - A supportive and exploratory method to introduce new and healthy ways of living.
If there has been a time when you have experienced an emotionally overwhelming event or events in the past or present, I can help you move on from this.
If you are struggling with every day life and feel a sense of chaos, lack of clarity and insecurity - get help.
Whatever your experience, you have a fundamental right as a human being to live without burden or baggage - so whatever you want to share and explore, I offer a safe, supportive and confidential space to help you understand and change. Part of our work together is the restoration of happiness and harmony in yourself and your environment.
My sessions are offered on a weekly or fortnightly basis. The first appointment is your opportunity to decide if you think the therapy I offer is suitable for you and if you feel comfortable working with me - which is a crucial part of the process.
WHAT CAN YOU PERSONALLY GAIN FROM THERAPY?
The benefits are very personal and therefore extensive, but below will give you an idea of some of the areas that can be addressed:
Healing Troubled Emotions
Release of unhelpful beliefs
Putting the past behind you
Dealing with a traumatic past
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am an Accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor and an Accredited EMDR Practitioner. I also have qualification in Life Coaching and Trauma Therapy. EMDR is a psychological treatment approved by NICE for PTSD and accepted for use within the NHS.
- I am a Member of the UKPTS (UK Psychological Trauma Society).
- I am a Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
- I am a Member of PODS (Positive Outcome for Dissociative Survivors)
I am trained in an integrative approach, which means I have a variety of techniques in order to find the appropriate approach to suit you. I have full professional indemnity insurance and I am bound by the BACP code of ethics.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Accredited EMDR Level I, II, III
Advanced Diploma in Life Coaching
- Certificate in Psychotraumatology.
Certificated in Trauma Therapy
City and Guilds Counselling - Level III
City and Guilds Counselling - Level II
City and Guilds Interpersoanl Skills
My style of work focuses on the importance of a good working relationship between my client and myself, alongside this I use creative, visual, practical and auditory approaches to support our work together.
I continue to expand my knowledge by regularly attending workshops and training courses. Some of the more recent one I have attended covered:-
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
50 Minute sessions £50.00
£40.00 Counselling Students
1 Hour Sessions £70.00
I enjoy working with people from a variey of backgrounds. No matter what culture, sexual orientation, age or social environment nobody is discriminated against and you are accepted for who you are.
Appointments are available day time and evening on specified days.
Easy parking. No disable access.
Central and accessible location in Sevenoaks.
Contact me by email or telephone and I will return your call as soon as I can. However if I do not get back to you immediately please do not feel I have ignored you, I will get back to you as soon as I can.