Ruth Terry

Ruth Terry

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Tonbridge

Tonbridge TN9
Sessions from £55.00



Weekday and evening appointments 

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Psychotherapist offering therapeutic support to people during distressing times, and beyond. If you are feeling anxious or alone, due to bereavement or trauma, making time to be heard and understood by a safe and trusted counsellor can be supportive and healing. To find out if I might be the counsellor you want to work with please email me  

Anxiety, Bereavement, Relationships. Feelings of anxiety and grief can feel as if the rug has been pulled from beneath everything you knew about your world. The feelings of confusion, anger, anxiety & distress overwhelm everything else. Even small familiar tasks & routines are experienced in a strange way. Whether your anxiety and distress is expected, or unforeseen, you may feel confused about how life is and shocked that your resilience seems to have vanished.

If you are in a relationship that is not working for you might be feeling very hurt, angry, alone or frightened. The person you share your life with may no longer seem to understand or be the right fit for you. This can feel devastating, anxiety provoking & unsafe. To be alone in a relationship is acutely painful. Confronting the longing to be loved & cherished, but finding you feel dismissed, abused or rejected is a deeply painful process.

You may be finding that an old trauma that you’ve lived with has surfaced. Life at the moment has added huge stresses making what was easier to carry within a huge strain now. Old wounds are painfully exhausting to carry, difficult to contemplate sharing and hard to imagine they can be overcome.

Practice description

Counselling & Psychotherapy can help. Even when surrounded by family &friends it can feel hard to share the full force of your experience of anxiety, grief, trauma or relationship crisis. In counselling I offer this space. Time for you to be heard, understood, express the depth of your feelings. I listen to your whole experience, understand your feelings and help you to explore the change & uncertainties you are facing. There's no judgement here, whatever you're feeling, it's safe to speak. I listen carefully to your sense of what you need and together we work at a pace that is suited to you, either short, or long term.

Email me. Reaching out for help is brave & hopeful step. There's no obligation, just drop me a brief email to introduce yourself. We can arrange a time to talk. This initial call is free. You'll tell me a bit about you and what you need from counselling. You will also learn little about how you feel talking with me. From there, if you feel comfortable, we can arrange to meet for the first time.

I am a Humanistic Psychotherapist. I work with adults 121. I run my private practice from welcoming and secure central locations in Tunbridge Wells & Tonbridge. Both just 0.2 mi from the stations, ample parking and open spaces nearby. 

My first session

Choosing your therapist

After a first free call I offer an initial meeting, where you can find out more about how I work and I can learn more about what you need from therapy. This Initial assessment is charged at £35.00

I offer short term concessions to Frontline Key workers during the pandemic.


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling 
  • BA (HONS) English with QTS 
  • BA Design 
  • Enhanced DBS

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Trauma

Types of therapy

Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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