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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 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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


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.


Monday - Saturday

Brierley Hill
West Midlands

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Ruth Waterhouse

Ruth Waterhouse