Ruth Murtagh

Ruth Murtagh

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Leeds

Leeds LS8
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I’m Ruth, I’m afraid I’m full at the moment  

I'm a Relate-trained Relationship Therapist.

If you’re reading this, you may be feeling unhappy on your own, or wanting your relationship to be different. You may be in a couple, wondering if you can rediscover the relationship you once had with your partner, or to find a different way forward.You may be an individual, trying to cope with the loss of a relationship, or wanting to be able to find lasting love. Perhaps there are relationships with your children or wider family, with friends or people at work that upset you; or you are unhappy with your own behaviour. 

If you long for a healthy relationship that doesn’t leave you feeling hurt, you are not alone. Many individuals and couples struggle with difficulties which can bring pain: leaving them feeling exhausted and stressed. After all, we’re not given a relationship manual when we’re born.

I will listen carefully and will not judge you. I do not take sides. I am genuinely passionate about helping my clients move out of destructive and painful patterns of relating with each other, whether they are with partners, family, friends, or at work.

I believe that we are all doing our best in situations, even when our behaviour can seem destructive or self-sabotaging. My role is to help you explore and develop preferred ways of behaving and living your life. I really care about all of my clients and tailor my approach to suit each person’s/ couple’s unique needs. I do understand that it can be daunting making that first contact, but in some ways, that's the hardest part. You may wish to have one session, a few, or leave it open. It's up to you.

All couples or individuals are welcome- any age, culture, religion, LGBTQIA+ or physical ability. I am anti racist.

Practice description

I have an MA (Relationship Therapy) with Distinction, from the Relate Institute, University of Hull. 

I have considerable experience working in the caring professions as a Teacher, Art Therapist and Relationship Therapist at Relate and in Private practice.

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited