What sort of problems could Ruth help with?

Ruth offers therapeutic interventions to people faced with anxiety; mood problems; depression; deliberate self-harm; challenging behaviours; bereavement; parenting issues; fostering and adoption issues; relationship difficulties; attachment difficulties; confidence issues; and trauma.

At the beginning of the work together Ruth conducts a thorough assessment to get a good understanding about the nature of the problem, how it came about, how it is maintained and what makes a difference to it.  This information will help us work out the best ways to intervene.

What sort of therapies are available?

Ruth draws from psychological evidence and theory to inform her clinical interventions and tailor her approach to the needs of individual children, young people and families. Her approaches  include: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Narrative Therapy; Person-Centred Counselling; Problem Solving; Psychological-Education; Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP); and Theraplay informed practice.

Are you a professional looking for training, specialist consultation or supervision?

Ruth delivers consultation and training on trauma, attachment, development issues, parenting, mental health and behaviour problems. She gives clinical supervision to other psychologists and health and social care professionals working with children, adolescents and families.

Contact her to discuss how supervision and training packages can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Where will the therapy take place?

Ruth’s clinic is in Bromsash near Ross on Wye in Herefordshire see contact page for details. Alternative venues or home visits can be agreed that include a charge for travel time and mileage.

Who participates in the therapy?

Ruth has found that it is often most helpful when the carer and the young person participate in therapy together. However, this very much depends on individual needs and preferences and all combinations of participation are considered.

How long will the therapy last?

It can be difficult to predict how long an intervention will take and so it is likely that we will plan to have a short number of sessions and then review progress.

How much will it cost?

The financial costs of assessment and intervention are discussed with you at the outset. Fees vary depending on the nature of the intervention but as a general guide individual consultations are charged at £110 per hour.  If travel is required beyond the clinic locations, journey time is charged at £45 per hour with mileage at 45p per mile.  Payments can be made by cash, cheque or electronic transfer after each session.