Ruth Richards

BACP

About me

Hello, my name is Ruth. I have been working with clients for over fifteen years. I have always loved supporting people through their journey of self-healing. People have different reasons for participating in therapy sessions, it may be to reconnect with themselves or to overcome hidden pain and fears caused by events. Others may use therapy to learn new skills on how to deal with daily life stresses or how to maintain relationships. Whatever your reason for therapy I will work very creatively to help you reach your goal. I'm a very down-to-earth therapist that will not judge you but empathise and actively listen to you. My approach to therapy is to tailor the sessions to the client's pace and needs.

What is the aim of integrative counselling?

In all therapy sessions, I begin by creating a therapeutic relationship with my clients. Ensuring my clients feel heard and understood is of paramount importance to me, and I work continuously to achieve this and allow the process of healing and change to begin. Moreover, I provide both short-and long-term counselling and psychotherapy.
Integrative counselling aims to promote healing and facilitate wholeness - ensuring that all levels of a person are maximised to their full potential. Clients must be committed to self-exploration and open to identifying what factors in their life are perpetuating problems, and/or are causing current concerns.

Integrative therapy helps to create a healthy alliance between mind and body - empowering clients to start setting goals and practising new behaviours that will enable them to move beyond their limitations and discover greater life satisfaction. This will be worked towards alongside other goals that are drawn into therapy through the integration of other approaches. These will all be tailored to the client's personal limits and external constraints.

How does integrative therapy work?

The counsellor’s role within integrative therapy is to cater for each individual client, by using specific techniques and key concepts drawn from various approaches - all of which are deemed appropriate for the client and their needs.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ruth Richards. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Ruth for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ruth created and maintained a safe, supportive and professional environment from the very first session. She encouraged me to decide the pace and focus of our meetings, and I am grateful to have had that agency. Ruth was honest, direct and gave useful and practical guidance. I am grateful for her counselling and will certainly choose to be paired with her in the future. Thank you, Ruth!

Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Ruth for 4 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

Understanding and patient to listen

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Ruth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Ruth is extremely helpful caring and kind couldn’t ask for a better therapist

Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Ruth for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Ruth is an incredibly kind, understanding and supportive person. She understands me very clearly and holds up a clear mirror so I have an opportunity to reflect on my own actions and thoughts and learn how to manage them. She gently guides me in the right direction and teaches me self-awareness. Ruth noticed details and asks just the right questions, as well as saying just the right things. She is very supportive and encouraging, and her words carry a lot of weight. Ruth provides a comfortable space where reliving past traumas and looking back at unpleasant memories in front of another person is liberating and insightful. Not only she is an excellent therapist, she also has a wonderful sense of humour where appropriate, which lights up my sessions. I usually leave in a good mood, relieved, motivated and thoughtful. If you’re struggling with motivation issues or low self esteem, I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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