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Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Supervisor BACP & UKCP (Accred.)

About me

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

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy - UKCP Registration 

BSc (Hons) Humanistic-Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy - BACP Accredited

Post-graduate Diploma Clinical Supervision

BA (Hons) Humanities

Counselling 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:

  • 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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Payment for each session is required through bank transfer before the start of the session.

When I work

Monday - Friday  

Further information

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. 

Nr. Loughborough, LE12

Nottingham, NG11

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Please note, access is limited by a gate and a high door threshold.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

Quality supervision for experienced, newly qualified and trainee counsellors/psychotherapists, supporting practitioner growth and clinical safety.

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