Ruth White BA, BSc, MBACP (Accred.) - Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Supervisor
Hi, my name is Ruth and I offer counselling, psychotherapy and clinical supervision to adults aged 18+.
As an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, I support clients to look at their current issues as well as consider deeper levels of experience that may be contributing to their difficulties. Looking into the influence of past experience holds the potential to bring about greater self-awareness and lasting changes in your life.
I am experienced in providing short, medium and long-term counselling and psychotherapy for clients both within my private practice and within several organisations (including EAP's, the charity sector and with NHS referrals). I take a responsive therapeutic approach based on your individual needs, background and culture. I support you to discuss your concerns in a warm, accepting and professional environment.
I understand that talking about painful experiences can be difficult, but doing this within an emotionally safe relationship provides you with a real opportunity for new possibilities and for the changes you wish to make.
Some of the concerns clients regularly bring to therapy are:
- anxiety/generalised anxiety disorder
- problems in relationship/s (this may be in a relationship with yourself, or with others)
- self-esteem issues
- abuse - sexual/physical/emotional
- sexual identity difficulties
- work stress/difficulties
- emotional trauma
- childhood issues that continue in adult life
I am open to listening to whatever you choose to bring to therapy.
Where do the sessions take place?
During the current COVID-19 situation all therapy is conducted online through Zoom.
My comfortable therapy room is a self-contained, purpose-built annex at my home and has its' own private entrance.
I am based in East Leake, South Nottinghamshire, within 20 minutes of Loughborough, LE12, and 25 minutes of Nottingham city centre NG1; on the South Notts. No.1 bus route. There is driveway parking, as well as free street parking.
I am a qualified supervisor (post-graduate level 7). I work with both qualified and trainee supervisees.
If you are interested in supervision for yourself or if you are part of a group seeking supervision, please see my supervision profile for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
(Coventry University & The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)
- I am BACP Accredited and a Registered Member (057744)
- MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy - in progress (Staffordshire University & The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)
- Diploma in Clinical Supervision SPTI (post grad. level 7)
- BA (Hons) Humanities (including Psychology)
- Certificate Counselling Skills and Practice
- Counselling Skills course
I also undertake regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to further my own development and hence, my work with clients.
Professional Membership & Ethical Practice:
I am an Accredited and Registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred) and work to their ethical framework as well as that of The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI).
Taking the next step...
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 usually 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am experienced in working with adults who endured trauma as a child, this might be emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
£55 per hour - I work with individuals and groups
Payment for all services via bank transfer prior to each session.
Concessions offered for
I have an interest in how early relational experience and/or relational trauma impacts the development of an individual's sense of self and contributes to adult difficulties.
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 look forward to hearing from you.