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About me and my therapy practice
Contemplating coming to therapy can be a tiny seed of hope in dark times. Perhaps you find yourself struggling with feelings of distress, or are experiencing a crisis in your life right now. Counselling can help. Something in your life is overwhelming. You may have been to therapy before, or are looking for the first time. Finding a therapist who is right for you in the midst of a challenging time in your life can feel all the more daunting in its choice and full of hope in what it offers.
I am Ruth, a Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I work as a psychotherapeutic counsellor with adults from the ages 21-90 inclusive of genders and neuordiversity. I run my private practice from a welcoming and secure central Tonbridge location, with ample parking nearby.
What's happened? What did you make of it? How is that affecting you now?
You may be looking for a therapeutic relationship to support you now as you are living through a relationship crisis or trauma, or you are now ready to explore the impact of an event or relationship from you past. Perhaps your role is changing, this can feels very disorietations and distressing. Whatever is impacting your life now you may feel you need support with this.
I work humanistically; this means that I believe you are the expert on you, I will not try to ‘fix you’, analyse, judge or label you. I will listen to your experiences, how this was for you, what it means for you now, or then, and help you to explore how this is impacting you. I work carefully to ensure I understand your sense of what is safe, what your pace is and what you need to feel grounded in our exploration of your story.
The quality of the therapeutic relationship is the most important feature in predicting positive therapeutic outcomes for you. I encourage you to reflect upon your intuitive sense of how safe and secure you feel as you look for a therapist to trust with your distress. Take time to talk, or meet, a few to help you ensure the best outcome for you at this stage in your life.
My first session
Choosing your therapist
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
- 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, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Trauma
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work