Ruth Barrett

Ruth Barrett

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Chester

Chester CH2
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

My name is Ruth and I am a person-centred counsellor with a Master's degree in Clinical Counselling and I am a registered member of the BACP.

I am a warm, caring and reliable counselling professional with a deep sense of personal and professional integrity. My formal therapy training is Person-Centred (Humanistic) with a particular interest in Complex Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and early life Attachment.

I am committed to providing compassionate, therapeutic support to  adults, young people and children. I offer a warm, confidential, therapeutic space where you may discuss whatever you may wish, without judgement. We may work together for an agreed number of sessions or in an ‘open ended’ approach.

I have a background working with a wide range of clients, adults and young people in particular, with a wide variety of clients ranging from abuse, grief and bereavement, low self esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self harm, sexual abuse and relationship difficulties.

Alongside private counselling, I work as a therapist with a charitable organization based in Chester, providing counselling to clients, children and families facing challenging issues.

Beyond counselling, I have a background in education, having practiced as a teacher for over twenty five years, working within the 11-18 age range. My experience in education has given me a greater understanding of the significance of childhood adversity upon individuals and I am a certified CBT therapist with a special interest in resilience and personal growth across the life span.

Qualifications and Registrations

MA Clinical Counselling,  The University of Chester

MA Politics,  The University of Glasgow

Diploma in Counselling Studies, The University of Chester



Practice description

I work in private practice from my therapy room in Chester.

The location is a private, welcoming environment where we may explore whatever is troubling you and find a way forward.

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, EMDR, Emotionally focused therapy, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken