Ruth Proud

Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7
07920517197 07920517197

About me

I am a registered Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist offering confidential, couple and individual therapy. I work empathetically with couples and individuals in exploring and finding solutions to difficulties they may be experiencing. I work with people to recognise their personal understanding of their sexuality and sexual health; with the view that issues have roots in psychology, emotion, the physical body, and a person’s history and culture. Ultimately my aim is to help people get to a place of relationships satisfaction, sexual health, happiness and wellbeing.

Further information about the background of sexual and relationship psychotherapy, along with details about me and the therapy I provide can be found on my website in addition to some frequently asked questions. If you would like further information please feel free to contact me directly by phone, email or via my website.

All sessions are currently by Zoom or phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training and background integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic and Psychodynamic Therapy approaches. I work as a Psychosexual therapist within the NHS and offer both Psychosexual and relationship therapy for Relate.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship difficulties

Fertility issues

Erectile problems
Sexual pain
Ejaculation problems
Sexual phobias
Post menopausal sexual problems



Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Sessions are for 50 minutes and are £40 for individuals and £50 for couples.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Older adults
Ruth Proud

Ruth Proud