Hello, I'm Ruth and I hope the following provides some useful information about me, my therapeutic approach, and how it may help you. Please get in touch if you'd like to know more.
I aim to provide a professional psychotherapy and counselling service which is particularly responsive to your needs. I work with individuals aged 18 plus, and have 10 years' experience in providing psychotherapy for a widely diverse range of clients and problems. I also offer psychotherapy to trainee therapists which supports their personal and professional development, as well as offering clinical supervision to individuals and groups of trainee and qualified therapists.
What does psychotherapy offer you?
A confidential healing space where together we look more closely at your difficulties. I offer a therapeutic relationship based on respect, integrity and acceptance, together with an intention to align my understanding of you and your experiences at a uniquely personal level.
I don't have answers to your problems, but I do believe that being supported by a warm, professional and experienced therapist can help you to discover and engage with your own abilities to tackle problems - essentially opening up avenues for healthy change that you may not have been aware of before.
My therapeutic approach
I'm an integrative psychotherapist drawing on a range of theories based on human relationship and the early development of personality. The relationship between client and therapist is often cited as the most important factor contributing to healing and personal growth. Through the relationship we build in therapy, we come to understand deeper unconscious processes that may have contributed to your difficulties and that keep them going in the present. New insights and self-awareness can inform your choices going forward, helping you to do something different and more aligned with what you want for yourself.
I work with clients short term (6-8 weeks), medium term (several months), and long term (several years). Sessions are 50 minutes' duration and take place each week at the same time.
Where do the sessions take place?
I am now accepting clients for face-to-face work as well as online through Zoom.
I am based between Nottingham city and Loughborough, convenient for the city, towns and villages of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. I am also a 15 minute drive from J24 of the M1 enabling easy access from Derby and Derbyshire.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Humanistic-Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute/Coventry University)
BACP Accreditation/Registered Member (057744)
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute/Staffordshire University - nearing completion)
Post-grad Diploma Clinical Supervision
BA (Hons) Humanities
Counselling Skills & Practice Certificate
Foundation Counselling Skills
I am experienced in providing short, medium and long-term counselling and psychotherapy within my private practice and within several organisations including EAP's, the charity sector and NHS IAPT services. I also supervise the work of trainee and qualified therapists.
Client concerns I regularly work with are:
- feeling sad
- low self-esteem
- abuse - sexual/physical/emotional
- sexual identity
- 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...
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.
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with a broad range of presenting issues. I am experienced in working with clients who have experienced childhood/relational trauma.
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Payment for each session is required through bank transfer before the start of the session.
Monday - Friday
I am experienced in working with clients who come to talk about a wide variety of concerns.
I specialise in working with clients who have endured ACE - adverse childhood experiences.
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.