Ruth Netherwood

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MBACP Reg. Integrative Counselling & Trauma Therapy
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7BY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Our Work Together

My approach is integrative and is  held within a confidential, calm, quiet safe space for you and with you to discover, understand  and communicate your needs, your health and your happiness.

Distressing thoughts, relationships, emotions and sensations may linger or may lay hidden away. Our work together will clear the way for reflection, understanding and change, for a happier, healthier you.

If this is your first time, there are NO expectations or rights or wrongs. I am here to walk alongside with you, hold the space for you, go with you wherever you need to go and guide and  support you unconditionally.

I  encourage a collaborative working relationship, to enable clarity in communication between us, which may not always have been  possible for you in some relationships. Alongside this I will offer strategies and ideas which may be helpful.

A focus on how stress affects your body may also be of interest.

Performance Artists

Through BAPAM there is a 10% discount for Equity, Spotlight, Actors Guild, performing arts employees or students.

I am a member of the British Association of Performance Artists Medicine and EQUITY Therapists Directory. Our work will help to build self-confidence, reduce performance anxiety, improve body awareness and performance strategies for a healthier sense of self within your art.

REWIND Trauma Therapy 'Closure without Disclosure'.

REWIND therapy is a non invasive, quick, effective treatment for PTSD, trauma and phobias. My training was at Birmingham University with the founder of REWIND Dr David Muss. REWIND therapy is different from other trauma therapies because no details are disclosed to the therapist. The treatment is known as "closure without disclosure"

For many people, there are benefits of not disclosing details of trauma. This can minimise the risk of being re-traumatised following such experiences as rape, sexual abuse, violence, road traffic accidents or the witnessing of traumatic events.


What differs in couples work is the focus on the relationship between the two of you and how to take that relationship forwards, inequality and with a joint purpose. No bias or siding with one or the other exists. Both of you, as individuals, have a right to be heard and as a couple, a right to find stability without oppression, blame, fault or hurt.

Young People

Confidence building is at the core of my work with young people. Empowering healthy interaction, assertiveness and communication, for a happier experience whether at school, home or with peer groups.


'Life changing. I have my whole self back from a very long time ago'. Testimonial S.C.

'The REWIND completely transformed mine and my family's life. I cannot begin to explain how I could begin again. Thank you'. Testimonial D.R.

'The work has been remarkable. To allow me to be me. I have felt and shown and had my emotions witnessed for the first time'. Testimonial L.M.

'I’d just like to say thanks for all that you’ve done for me. I found you very professional, welcoming and approachable which made me very comfortable during our sessions, which is ultimately why I think I had such a positive experience'. Testimonial R.E.

Perhaps you want to cry but don't know why
or can't because you don't know how
or shouldn't, because you were told it was wrong
and never did, because you had to be strong
and mustn't, because it is all your fault.

It's not your fault.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certified ASD Clinical Specialist Intensive Training (ASDCS)
    Breathing techniques for performing artists - Dr.Pippa Wheble BAPAMTrauma
  • Master Class: Somatic Experiencing® in action with deep-rooted trauma, attachment wounds, and chronic pain - Peter Levine
  • Critical Incident Debriefing -Psychotherapy in the Workplace 
  • REWIND PTSD trauma Therapy- IARRT Birmingham University Working with Adult survivors of sexual trauma -Complex Trauma UK 
  • Working with Children and Young People Who Express Suicidal Feelings 
  • Mental Capacity and Deprivation of liberty safeguards - Sue Ryder Hospice
  • Counselling suicidal clients - Leicester University
  • Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy – Bradford NHS
    Issues surrounding Sexual Abuse and Safeguarding – MOSAIC2
  • Trauma and the Body Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors – PODS
  • Transactional Analysis – Horsforth Training
  • Children and Young people's loss and bereavement – National Palliative Care
  • Managing Stress and Anxiety – Bradford University
  • Domestic Violence – WomenCentre
  • Level 5 Dip. Couples Counselling- RELATE 
  • DipHE Integrative Relational Counselling – Leeds Beckett University 
  • CertHE Interpersonal Counselling Skills – Leeds Beckett University 
  • RSA Dip (BAC) Person Centred Counselling – Lewisham and Greenwich College 
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding-RELATE 
  • Registered therapist for:
  • British Assoc. of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM)
  • Complex Trauma Recovery Network (NCTT) 
  • International Organisation of Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT) 
  • Centre for Critical Psychology(CCP)


  • Critical Incident Debriefing -Psychotherapy in the Workplace 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£60.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Face to Face and Zoom Hebden Bridge Town Hall 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays.

I offer a FREE initial phone consultation, to introduce you to the counselling process and for you to establish what it is you would like now to move forward in your life in a safe and healthy way. I offer Zoom and face to face.

  • Individual £60
  • Couples £80
  • REWIND Trauma Therapy - £200 for up to 3 sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7BY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Ruth Netherwood
Ruth Netherwood