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Ruth White - BACP Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Nr. Loughborough LE12 & Nottingham NG11
07925 430018 07925 430018 Registered / Accredited
Nr. Loughborough LE12 & Nottingham NG11

About me

Hi, my name is Ruth and I provide a confidential, professional and compassionate  counselling and psychotherapy service.  I also offer clinical supervision for trainee and qualified therapists.

What do I offer you?

A regular and confidential space where you can talk freely about what matters to you.  I listen carefully to what you bring with respect, and an openness to learn about your experiences from your perspective.  I don't tell you what to do about your difficulties; rather I work alongside you to help you discover suitable ways to address difficulties that support what you want from your life and your relationships.  This might be relationships with others or your relationship with yourself.

I know that talking about painful experiences can be very difficult, but I also believe that doing this within a secure, consistent and supportive relationship provides a real opportunity for new possibilities and changes to emerge.

My therapeutic approach

I am an Integrative psychotherapist working with a relational-developmental framework.  So what does that mean? - Our beliefs about ourselves, others and the world in general contribute to how we feel and behave, and they are based on our earliest relational experiences.  I place particular value on the relationship that myself and a client develop together; it is the way I come to know and understand you as a unique individual.  The therapeutic relationship is also the foundation through which I support your healing and healthy growth and contributes to addressing your difficulties and bringing about effective change.  The therapy relationship may be quite different to any you have experienced before, as the focus is on you and your needs; this is one of therapy's main strengths.  Together we come to understand the deeper processes that have brought about your difficulties, and what keeps them going.

Clients work with me short-term (6-12 weeks), medium term (6-12 months), or on an open-ended contract which can be over several years.  I meet with a client each week for a fifty minute session.  We can discuss what your requirements might be when we meet for an initial assessment to see how we feel about working together.

Where do the sessions take place?

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, I am holding all sessions online via Zoom.  This is an easy to use platform that allows us to see and speak with each other.

When safe to return to in-person working, this takes place in my purpose-built therapy room; a self-contained annex at my home with its' own private entrance.  My practice is located in LE12 - close to Loughborough and Nottingham NG11 (20 mins from NG1).

Training, qualifications & experience

I have undertaken an in-depth training at the highly regarded Sherwood Institute where I gained a BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I am also a full BACP Accredited and a Registered Member (057744) giving you the added assurance of a professionally regulated service.

I am currently in the final stages of completing a MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy which I have undertaken to further my knowledge and skills to support my work with clients.

I hold a post-graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Previous qualifications include a BA (Hons) Humanities (including Psychology);
Certificate Counselling Skills & Practice; Foundation Counselling Skills course

I have a wealth of experience providing short, medium and long-term counselling and psychotherapy for clients within my private practice, and within several organisations (including EAP's, the charity sector and an agency working with NHS IAPT referrals). I also supervise the work of trainee and qualified therapists.

Client concerns I regularly work with are:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • feeling sad
  • OCD
  • low self-esteem
  • abuse - sexual/physical/emotional
  • bereavement
  • sexual identity
  • stress
  • emotional trauma
  • childhood trauma that impacts in adult life

These are just a few of the difficulties that clients bring. You may have something else you'd like to talk about, and I am open to listening to whatever that may be.  If my service is not quite right for your needs or what you want from therapy, I will try and signpost you to more suitable therapy services.

Taking the next step...

Our first meeting will be an assessment appointment to see if what I offer is right for you. 

I understand it might be difficult to take that first step but as a warm, calm and approachable person my aim is to support you from our very first contact and make the counselling journey a rewarding process for you.

I look forward to hearing from you if you'd like to take the next step.  You can contact me on 07925 430018 or...

Click here to send me an email.

I'm happy to have a brief telephone discussion if you'd like to know any more or to arrange an initial session. I am often able to offer an appointment within a few days.

You might want to find out more about me on my website: www.brookfieldscounselling.com

I am passionate about the benefits of good counselling and psychotherapy and hope to make you feel comfortable in taking the first step in arranging to come and meet with me.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am experienced in working with adults who endured childhood trauma; including  emotional neglect, emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Psychotherapy/Counselling

Individuals: £50  (reduced fee for counselling/psychotherapy trainees)

Supervision

£55 per hour - I work with individuals and groups (reduced fee available for counselling/psychotherapy trainees)

Payment for all services via bank transfer prior to each session.

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I am experienced in working with clients who have endured childhood difficulties. These might be hard for you to talk about because they evoke strong or frightening feelings within.

I'm happy to have a brief telephone discussion if you'd like to know any more or to arrange an initial session. Please call or text me on 07925 430018 or click here to send me an email.

I am usually able to respond to enquiries within 24 hrs - please leave me your message.  I look forward to hearing from you. 

Nr. Loughborough
LE12

Nottingham
NG11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Unfortunately, there is limited access into my room through a gate and a step. But if you do wish to work with me, please get in touch to see if other options might be possible. I do not offer home visits.

Availability

Monday - Friday.  I currently have some evening availability.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

All supervision is currently held online via Zoom and I have experience of supervising individuals and groups this way.   Hello, I'm Ruth and I offer a welcoming relational environment from which to explore your clinical practice.  Sessions are held in East Leake, South Nottinghamshire within 25 minutes of NG1 and 20 minutes of Loughborough, LE12.  I work with individuals and groups.    I hold a post-graduate level Diploma in clinical supervision from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.  I work with trainee therapists on placement, as well as qualified therapists working in a range of services such as the charity sector, the NHS and private practice.  I hold a BSc in Humanistic and Integrative counselling and psychotherapy from SPTI and I am BACP accredited.  I am currently studying for a MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Sherwood Institute.  I run a successful private practice and have additional experience within the charity sector, community counselling services, higher education and NHS IAPT services.  I provide supervision that supports you to support your clients.  It's a collaborative undertaking where we create a secure, professional relationship that enables you to bring all of yourself and your work (even those difficult bits that are an integral part of working in this profession).  I see supervision as an supportive and growthful exploration of your client work, and your development as an effective practitioner.  Please get in touch on 07925 430018 or click here to send me an email.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Ruth White - BACP Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Ruth White - BACP Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor