Ruth Waterhouse

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Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Counselling is coming to terms with emotions and feelings that you are experiencing. It promotes understanding for the individuals and enables them to have the power to alter their lives.

I am a warm, empathic and sincere person, I consider myself to be a people person and enjoy the company of others. I have a firm but gentle approach to counselling and I function well with a wide array of issues. I specialise in bereavement and loss.

I offer counselling in a serene environment, a purpose built garden room. I offer a non-judgemental and confidential environment for you to explore your feelings.

I offer this service in a safe environment, which will help you share your feelings and experiences.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Counselling, and I am a member of the BACP. I attend regular supervision.

I have 13 years experience of working with bereaved adults on a one to one basis. I have worked with bereaved individuals in a group setting who have suffered losses due to cancer. I have worked in areas other than bereavement, I have supported young people aged 17 - 25 and worked on a self-employed basis in a local primary school.

Diploma in Counselling
Certificate of proficiency BACP
Level 3 NCFE Counselling
Level 2 NCFE Counselling
Level 1 Cruse Bereavement Care - Understanding Bereavement
Certificate in Trauma Counselling

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


Additional information

The length of each session is sixty minutes - Costing £35.
Concessions are available for low income families.
I am open to appointments Monday - Saturday.
Sessions can be weekly or fortnightly or made to suit you.
There is no obligation to attend a certain number of sessions.

When I work

Monday - Saturday

Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Ruth Waterhouse
Ruth Waterhouse