Ruth Ruthven

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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (Accredited)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 8AW
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

About Me

Having lived and worked in Peebles and its surrounds for many years, I know this community well. I am really delighted to have the opportunity to open my lovely new workspace to you and to online clients via Zoom.

As a fully insured UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (Accredited), my waitlist is now open to new adult clients for psychotherapy sessions.

I have a warm, accepting presence, an ability to listen well and strength in paying close attention to what is unfolding. I am passionate about expanding our ability to connect with ourselves and others and to support clients find a deepening sense of security and ease in the world. 

About Therapy

Space to talk and be heard can make such a difference to our wellbeing; confidential space to connect with ourselves, reflect upon our situation and work things through. I'd like to offer you just that...

  • a warm, accepting and welcoming space for you to talk about what you need to talk about
  • a place where you can feel seen and heard
  • space to explore aspects of your life you may currently be struggling with, those that you may have carried for a long time or those you may have difficulty discussing elsewhere
  • risk and challenge appropriate to your growth
  • sound, ethical working practice (I subscribe to the UKCP Code of Ethics)

To arrange a free initial 30 minute discussion, please contact me. I look forward very much to meeting you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Therapeutic Qualifications

  • Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute
  • UKCP Psychotherapuetic Counsellor (Accredited)

Therapeutic Experience

  • Private Practice (2017-present)
  • Crossreach: Tom Allan Centre, Glasgow (2013-2016)
  • Glasgow University Counselling & Psychological Services (2010-2013)

Other Qualifications

  • Master of Arts (Aberdeen University)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education (Moray House College of Education)
  • Qualified TEFL Teacher

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£65.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Therapy sessions last 50 minutes.

Portbrae Business Centre, Portbrae, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 8AW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

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Ruth Ruthven
Ruth Ruthven