Ruth Pimenta ~ Registered Member MBACP
Hello and thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Ruth and I have worked as a therapist for over 20 years, in private practice and in the voluntary and public sectors.
My primary approach is person-centred talking therapy, this allows me to support my clients to develop understanding and resilience, to live fuller and happier lives. I bring compassion, warmth, respect, honesty and integrity to my work and recognise the importance of humour, creativity and constructive challenge in supporting clients.
Many of us experience times when life challenges get too much, and this is when talking to a qualified therapist can help. It may be that you are feeling lonely, anxious or depressed, having difficulties at work or with relationships, or in dealing with painful or distressing experiences. Having a neutral space can help you to understand these issues better, and support you to find healthy ways to overcome them.
My aim is that together we will build a therapeutic relationship so that you feel safe enough to trust me with the challenges that you are currently experiencing. I bring compassion, warmth, integrity, respect and honesty to my work and recognise the importance of creativity, humour and constructive challenge in supporting you.
I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation to potential clients to help explore whether you wish to work with me - I ask that you please email me if you would like to book a phone consultation. All client information is anonymised in order to respect client confidentiality.
Please feel free to email me to find out more, I look forward to hearing from you.
Warm wishes, Ruth.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and memberships:
- Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (2000) (BACP Accredited)
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy (2002)
- MA in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (2007) Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust
- AIT (Advanced Integrative Therapy)
- Basics, MAP, Multi-Causal Illness, Presence and Dissociation, Depths, PTSD, Attachment.
- Theraplay Training 2013
- NVR (Non-Violent Resistance Training) 2016
- NVC (Non-Violent Communication Training) 2017
All therapists are obliged to undertake personal therapy as part of their training, therefore,I have benefitted from therapy and use my experience to support others to overcome their own difficulties and to notice when the past influences the present and impacts on their lives and relationships. I also attend regular supervision which I undertake on a fortnightly basis.
I work with adults, couples and families, and I am committed to working within an equal opportunities framework. Some of the issues I have worked with include:
Depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress, anger management, relationship difficulties, separation, loss, bereavement, parenting, infertility and childlessness. I have also worked with difficulties with a long-term illness, sexuality, domestic violence and abuse, work issues, redundancy, eating issues and addictions.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have trained in energy psychotherapy called Advanced Integrative Therapy. AIT is a very gentle and effective approach that works with talking therapy to support clients to release any trauma held in the body.
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- Free 30-minute phone consultation to potential clients.
- £55 for a 60-minute session and £65 for 90-minute AIT sessions.
- £80 for a couple or family therapy, which are always 90-minute sessions.
I usually suggest that we start with 60-minute talking therapy sessions, however all AIT sessions are 90-minutes in duration.
I request payment at the time of booking in order to confirm the appointment, and charge £10 for sessions that are cancelled provided that 48 hours notice has been given. If 48 hours notice is not given, the full fee will be charged for cancellations.
In my personal life, I enjoy dancing, singing, meditation, travelling and hiking.
I also love music and am enjoying learning to play the saxophone.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|