Ruth McQueen

Sunbury-on-thames, Surrey, TW16
07505 062401 07505 062401 Registered / Accredited
Sunbury-on-thames, Surrey, TW16

About me

During Ocvi-19 I am running sessions online via FaceTime or WhatsApp video. I am also setup to use Zoom.

Feeling out of control and overwhelmed? Nobody you talk to seems to understand? Wonder what's going on with yourself? I see this every day, and people all ask the same question: "What is wrong with me?" The answer is nothing is "wrong" and you are not "wrong". Sometimes the way you have coped before may not be useful any longer and you find yourself washed into either a sea of chaos or a desert where you feel stuck. I see therapy as a working relationship between two people, where we seek to achieve stability, flexibility and optimal functioning in your daily living. My office is safe, confidential and comfortable and there are no waiting lists. My experience includes working with anxiety attacks, intrusive thoughts, panic, bereavement, illness, anger, relationship and behaviour issues, assertiveness and conflict handling skills. My clients say that I have excellent listening skills, am warm and friendly, and they appreciate the new skills which are developed in therapy.

My

I work with a range of strategies and interventions. This means that we may focus on your thoughts (CBT), use a solution-focused strategy, use spider diagrams to map things out, or discover how emotions and the brain work and affect each other. I draw attention to your diet, as in most cases where there are anxiety and depression problems there are also digestive problems.

My career path includes management training, university teaching and psychological testing. While running my own practice, I work with children who experience anxiety and learning difficulties in a primary school. Additionally, I work with students at universities and colleges, where the focus is on modulating anxiety and managing academic life. In the past I have worked in hospices and for Gamcare, the gambling charity.

As an individual, I was born in South Africa and have been living in the UK for 12 years. I am married with three mostly grown up children. We enjoy the British outdoors and walking and discovering new places renews my mind and soul. I have a small dog who believes she is a therapy dog and you may meet her.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Dip. Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Dip. Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
BA (Hons) Psychology
Adv Prof Dip Pscyhotherapeutic Counselling
Professionally trained Psychometrician

NVQ2 in Health and Social Care

Diploma Nutritional Therapy

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£40 for 60 minutes

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

Sunbury-on-Thames
Surrey
TW16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

Afternoons, Evenings and Saturday mornings

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

Ruth McQueen

Ruth McQueen