Ruth Terry

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BA (Hons), BA, PGDip, MBACP (Accred)
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Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TE
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am an experienced Humanistic Psychotherapist offering support to people during distressing times, and beyond. If you are feeling distressed, anxious or alone, making time to be heard and understood by a safe and trusted counsellor can be supportive and healing. 

I work in a welcoming, professional therapeutic space on The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells & online. To find out if I am the counsellor you want to work with please email me and we can arrange a time to meet.

Relationships, Anxiety, Bereavement & Trauma

If you are in a relationship that is not working for you might be feeling very hurt, angry, alone or frightened. The person you share your life with may no longer seem to understand or be the right fit for you. This can feel devastating, anxiety provoking & unsafe. To be alone in a relationship is acutely painful. Confronting the longing to be loved & cherished, but finding you feel dismissed, abused or rejected is a deeply painful process.

You may be finding that an old trauma that you’ve lived with has surfaced. Life at the moment has added huge stresses making what was easier to carry within a huge strain now. Old wounds are painfully exhausting to carry, difficult to contemplate sharing and hard to imagine they can be overcome.

Feelings of anxiety and grief can feel as if the rug has been pulled from beneath everything you knew about your world. The feelings of confusion, anger, anxiety & distress overwhelm everything else. Even small familiar tasks & routines are experienced in a strange way. Whether your anxiety and distress is expected, or unforeseen, you may feel confused about how life is and shocked that your resilience seems to have vanished.

Counselling & Psychotherapy can help

Even when surrounded by family &friends it can feel hard to share the full force of your experience of anxiety, grief, trauma or relationship crisis. In counselling I offer this space. Time for you to be heard, understood, express the depth of your feelings. I listen to your whole experience, understand your feelings and help you to explore the change & uncertainties you are facing. There's no judgement here, whatever you're feeling, it's safe to speak. I listen carefully to your sense of what you need and together we work at a pace that is suited to you, either short,or long term.

Do send me an email to introduce yourself. I usually reply the same day, from there we can arrange a time to meet for an Initial Assessment session. This first session, at a reduced rate with no onward commitment, offers you time to share with me what is going on for you at the moment. You’ll also gain a sense of how you feel talking with me and whether coming to therapy on a regular basis is what you need. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Professional Bodies

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Internal Family Systems Therapist (L1)
  • Lifespan Integration Therapist (L1&2)
  • BA (HONS) with QTS
  • BA
  • Registered Member MBACP (Accred) 0093009
  • ICO membership

    About Me

    I am a qualified and BACP Acredited Psychotherapist working from a professional, secure & private practice in central Tunbridge Wells, on The Pantiles. 

    I see your first step towards counselling as the brave seed of hope in dark times. Many of us find it vital to reach out for help in times of struggle, in looking for help you are not alone. I support clients in distressing times. Together we explore what trauma or loss you have experienced and how this is impacting you now.

    How I work

    I work humanistically; this is a warm approach where your sense of you & your voice is central. I believe people can go through huge change and distress, this is very hard if you feel alone. Careful support during this time can make all the difference. I believe that giving yourself the time to explore freely what is distressing you is your path towards processing it in a meaningful and healing way. You are the expert on you, together we can help you listen to the parts of you struggling to be heard or heal.

    I have experience with; ADD/ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Alcohol, Boarding School Survivors, Bereavement, Betrayal, Child Abuse & Neglect, Chronic Pain, Depression, Identity, Loss, LGBTQI, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Sexuality, Sexual Identity, Shame, Stress.

    In addition to my private practice, I worked at St. Wilfrid's Hospice offering short term counselling to bereaved families. I also volunteered at As You Are Centre, Southwick, providing longer term psychotherapy for adults of all ages.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Trauma

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£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Each session costs £70.

The Initial Assessment, when we first meet, is charged at £35.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments are on the hour, lasting 50 minutes.

By prior arrangement only.

Monday 1400-1900

Tuesday 0900-1400

Wednesday 1700-1900

Thursday 1400-1900

The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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