Ruth Netherwood MBACP Reg.

Ruth Netherwood MBACP Reg.

Prospect House Clinic
177 Bradford Road
West Yorkshire
BD16 1AH

West Yorkshire

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Prospect House Clinic
177 Bradford Road
West Yorkshire
BD16 1AH

West Yorkshire

About me

About Our Work Together

Every person and experience in your life has an impact on you and you will have responded and reacted with coping strategies, which may no longer work for you.  Distressing feelings and sensations may change, may linger or may lay hidden away. Our work together will unravel and witness which is which and ground, gather and stabilise in order to clear the way for change.

We will identify patterns and themes in your experiences ,recognize triggers and how you respond and react to them. We can explore their meaning to you and empower you to become aware of, reflect upon, deal with them and plan ahead.

I work professionally and creatively with whatever it is you need to focus on and you will have the space to just talk about what is on your mind or in your body or just be silent for a while.

My approach is integrative, using various ways to suit you, including relaxation, body awareness, healthy coping strategies and relationship development.

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


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.

We are all in relationships from birth, within systems of friends, family and birth family dynamics. We learn as we grow, based on those initial encounters. A new way of being in the current relationship, free of past instructions, can exist by co-creating what it is you both need from each other.


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

About me. I am Bereavement Counsellor at Sue Ryder Hospice and Relate trained couples counsellor  and provider of EAP counselling.I also run national CPD training courses on creativity in counselling for organisations. Visit or email me at


'My ability to handle emotional stress has changed for the better. This has improved my own feelings and the feelings of others around me. Ruth seems to be able to turn around a problem and let me see it with a different angle and insight which opened my eyes to how and why I felt the way I did.'

'I blamed my husband all these years. I now see why and how we can build a better future together, in our own family, on our own terms'.

'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 and that just being me is great – I don’t need to continually work to improve myself'.


Training, qualifications & experience

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My particular areas of interest are in trauma recovery, pre and post bereavement, stress, anxiety and depression. This has been client driven, from what people bring and what people experience.

I often work outdoors with clients, in the woods or parks. Just walking in nature alows for gentle exercise, being in the present and a shift in perspective.

My hospice experience allows for a continuing interest in how life limiting conditions impact on role and relationships impact on couples and informal carers.

I also continue interest in how the mind and body work together to make us who we are and encourage continuing body awareness with my clients.

Bringing creativity into counselling, can tap into bits of your self, which may be beyond words. So, at times I will work with art, movement, outdoor activities and whatever it takes for you to express yourself, with confidence and clarity.


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.

We will have 50 minute face to face sessions, on the same day, at the same time each week, but we can be flexible, according to your needs, which we will review as our work progresses. You have as many sessions as you need.


Individual £40

Couples £60

Maps & Directions

Bingley, BD16 1AH
Heptonstall, HX7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Heptonstall and Bingley days and evenings. I do telephone sessions for those who are unable to attend face to face.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme