Ruth Netherwood (MBACP Reg.) Counselling & Trauma Therapy
About Our Work Together
Every event and relationship in your life has an impact. You may have reacted and coped the best and most natural way you could, but this may no longer work for you.
Uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and behaviour may linger or may lay hidden away. Our work together will witness how you are right now and explore the way forward at your own pace so that you can make sense of your world.
We will identify patterns and themes in your experiences, recognise triggers and explore their meanings for you.
My work is integrative, using various approaches to suit you, including relaxation, healthy coping strategies, confidence and relationship building and just getting it off your chest!
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.
REWIND TRAUMA THERAPY 'Closure without Disclosure'.
REWIND therapy is a non invasive, 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 is the focus on the relationship between the two of you and how to take that relationship forwards, in equality 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.
Confidence building is at the core of my work with young people. Empowering healthy control and communication and social interaction, for a happier experience whether at school, home or with peer groups.
I am a qualified practitioner of the REWIND therapy technique for trauma and PTSD. Also Bereavement Counsellor and Relate trained couples counsellor and provider of EAP counselling and Critical Incident Debriefing.
'The REWIND completely transformed mine and my family's life. I cannot begin to explain how I could begin again. Thank you'.
'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'.
'For me a key part to enable me to address the negative and self destructive thought patterns, has been to just be in a safe relationship with another person, to understand the reasons and to really demonstrate to myself that I love and accept myself'.
'My counselling has been life changing. I have my whole self back from a long time ago'.
'Since the first REWIND session I am no longer on medication for sex as the memories don't enter my brain during the activity.'
'Ruth 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. I’d not hesitate to recommend you to others'.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Critical Incident Debriefing (CID)
- Registered Therapist British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM).
- Complex Trauma Recovery - Network of Complex Trauma Therapists (NCTT)
- PTSD REWIND Therapist - International Organisation of Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT)
- RELATE Couples Counsellor - RELATE
- Trauma and the body PODS
- PTSD and Disassociation PODS
- BACP Accredited DipHE Relational Counselling LeedsBeckett University
- BACP Accredited CertHE Interpersonal Counselling Leeds Beckett University
- Mindfullness Cognitive Therapy Bradford NHS
- Sexual Abuse MOSAIC2
- Managing Stress and Anxiety Bradford University
- Domestic Violence WomenCentre
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Employment Assistance Programme (EAP).
Creative Industries and Performing Arts (Actors, musicians,singers, composers and dancers)
Armed forces and Emergency services personnel
I offer a FREE initial phone consultation, to introduce you to the counselling process and for you to establish what it is you need now to move forward in your life in a safe and healthy way.
If you decide to proceed with therapy, we will have 50 minute face to face sessions, on the same day, at the same time each week and we will review as our work progresses. You have as many sessions as you need.
ON ENQUIRY, PLEASE INDICATE WHETHER IN THE HEPTONSTALL OR BINGLEY AREA.
REWIND (Please enquire for details).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
HX7 Monday and Fridays. BD16 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Bingley BD16 is between Bradford and Keighley. Heptonstall HX7 is between Halifax and Todmorden within easy reach of Burnley.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|