Ruth Scourfield

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PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
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Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I believe no one should suffer alone and in silence. I offer a warm, confidential and caring space for you to share what is on your mind with someone who really wants to listen.

Exploring your issues with an empathetic person, separate from your everyday life, who accepts where you are at and does not judge, can provide the space you need to achieve a different perspective that will allow you to start making some positive changes in your life.

I am an integrative therapist with knowledge of different models of counselling who can adapt her counselling to meet your needs. My preferences are person centred and psychodynamic approaches that allow you to feel supported when exploring those really difficult issues you are currently dealing with or those issues that lie in your past. Together we can look at how the past is affecting your thoughts, emotions and decisions today. Understanding how our bodies react to stress can help you to start gaining control and cognitive behavioural therapy can help you develop coping strategies.

I have worked in the NHS for over 30 years and have seen people struggle with the hardships life throws at them both physically and mentally. The most important thing is that you feel safe and secure enough to relax and openly share what is on your mind. Everyone has the right to be heard. What you want from counselling will be at the heart of how we work together, and we will work at a pace that is comfortable for you. 

I offer short term or open ended therapy and have an office space in Pontypool that is accessible for wheelchairs.

It is hard to make the first move into counselling, but rest assured, after the first session you are under no obligation to continue if you do not think we are a good fit.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I look forward to welcoming you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Dip in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from University of South Wales (BACP Accredited)
  • PG Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BACP Accredited Online Counselling Certificate
  • Dip College of Occupational Therapists.
  • BSc (Econ) University of Wales
  • Counsellor at Mind Monmouthshire

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Additional information

I offer concessionary rates £40 for students and those for whom finance is an issue.

When I work

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Further information

  • I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
  • I work within BACP's  Code of Ethics
  • I have professional indemnity insurance
  • I have a current DBS
  • I work with adults 18+

Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Ruth Scourfield
Ruth Scourfield