Ruth Durham

Ruth Durham

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Stafford

Stafford ST17
Sessions from £45.00


  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

Please note that I am not currently taking new clients / referrals.

Looking beneath the surface at what "triggers" the thoughts, feelings and behaviour that feeds and maintains the destructive spiral can allow us to reframe the problem(s), whilst identifying the root cause can help to discover our own (real) self/identity and thereby empower us to change the negative thoughts which feed the feelings and consequent behaviour.

Such insight can highlight our different choices and enable us to make more informed decisions as to the available options for dealing with our issues.

Unlocking the past and looking at how we may have interpreted and internalised our early experiences can leave us better placed to see how the past and its often concealed emotional consequences continue to influence and impact on our behaviour the present.

Counselling offers the tools to control our behaviour as opposed to our behaviour controlling us. It provides the space and time in a safe and non-judgemental environment to explore concerns. It also assists us to look at how we see / think about and therefore deal with our issues which enable us to recognise how our own behaviour may promote, maintain and even intensify our worries.

I have over twenty years counselling experience working with couples (Relate trained) and individuals, six of which I spent working as the only counsellor within a large organisation where I dealt with personal and Occupational Health issues presented by employees. Appointments available: 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday. I do not offer evening or weekend appointments.

What I can help with

Eating disorders, OCD, Phobias, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Personal development, Health related issues, Self esteem, Child related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Couples, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

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