Ruth McQueen

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Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, TW16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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. You will find I am a professional yet relaxed therapist and environment.

I work with a range of strategies and interventions. This means that we may focus on your thoughts (CBT), use a solution-focused strategy or use creative exercises to map thing out. I am a BWRT trained practitioner as well as a a trained Hypnotherapist. Additionally, I am solution - focussed in my practice when required. I am holistic in my thinking which means we consider your diet, movement, breath work and support structures to ensure that your resilience requirements are met and you you follow the essentials of good mental health and well-being.

My career path includes management training, university teaching, working in a school environment, and psychological testing. While running my own practice I work for a charity placed in the National Health Service. 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 15 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, Rosie, 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

Surrey Safeguarding Training 

Working with Families in Conflict

NVQ2 Autism

NVQ2 Challenging behaviour in Children

Brain Working Recursive Therapy

Surrey Supervision

Gambling Addiction Training

Working with Chronic Anxiety

Working with Personality Disorder

Solution Focussed Therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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 & Psychotherapy Society
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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

When I work

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Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, TW16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My office is on the ground floor. It is bright and roomy. I have hand sainitiser available, and there is a distance of 2 metres between us.

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Ruth McQueen
Ruth McQueen