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BECOMING A BETTER YOU (confidence, self-esteem, anger, realising your ‘true self’)

Man, 28

“When I first came to Ruth my communication in both personal and working relationships was at an all-time low. I have always had an active mind but could never portray it into meaningful words.

My monthly meetings with Ruth have helped me so incredibly, not only with my communication but with my confidence surrounding it. The amount of friends and family that have noticed the change is unbelievable and I owe this to Ruth.

I always look forward to our sessions and would highly recommend Ruth to anyone that felt the same as me when I started 18 months ago.”

Woman, 32

“I have found working with Ruth to be a really valuable experience; she provides a very non-judgmental space to explore and reflect on feelings and ideas as well as past and present events in my life.

I particularly appreciated the range of approaches she took with me – for example, considering practical methods of dealing with specific situations as well as exploring why I found them challenging.

Sessions feel comfortable and well-structured, and I am very grateful for all the help that Ruth has provided.”

Woman, 39

“Over the course of an extremely difficult and upsetting few years, Ruth provided me with unwavering, invaluable and effective support and guidance. She was the steadfast rock when I lost my footing in life.

It’s hard to sum up in a few lines how much I value and appreciate her work as a therapist, but I think it’s true to say that I wouldn’t be as happy where I am today without her.”

Man, 52

“I came to see Ruth as I was having issues with my identity and my personal involvement in my family.

As someone who had a tough time growing up, being bullied at school and also emotional bullying at home, as an adult, I realised I had harboured a lot of self-doubt. 

Being able to talk about myself in a friendly and safe place with no judgements or criticism helped me gain my confidence and make some tough but ultimately beneficial decisions for who I am and how I wanted to live. Ruth helped by listening and understanding my predicament, the sessions helped me uncover hidden truths about not only myself but also who my family are and some of the things they did that was no fault of my own.

A journey of self-discovery!.”

Woman, 36

“Ruth used a combination of CBT, life coaching and counselling to help me. I was quickly (3 sessions) able to reach conclusions that have put some personal issues into perspective and, as a result, I feel happier and more confident.

This was also helped by a selection of recommended reading which was well-suited to my needs and which I can continue with in my own time beyond the course of sessions.”

Woman, 34

“Ruth has a very gentle and lovely manner, and she’s full of empathy. She created a safe environment for me to talk through my issues, and helped me understand and accept the difficult feelings I was experiencing, and untangle some emotional knots.

I’m more assertive and confident now, and much better equipped at dealing with my emotions in a constructive and healthy manner.”

Woman, 35

“I can’t even remember how I came across Ruth, but I do know that I’m very glad that I did.

It was at a turning point in my life journey and the support and encouragement she gave, and the insights that I gained, were invaluable. Thank You, Ruth!”

Woman, 47

“I have a history of anxiety and depression of the type where I’m existing and surving, moving forward and achieving in some ways, but not enjoying nor fulfilled for decades – since being a child.  Yes I have sought help, been proactive on my own initiative and through previous therapies/therapists. All helped – good steps but past, and still stuck.

I knew from the initial introduction meeting that Ruth was the person for me. I found Ruth welcoming, extremely experienced, safe, clearly and abundantly caring and dedicated to her clients, and professional.  Not at all judgemental -which is as it should be –and, rest assured, this is fact. My point being, Personally, I particularly wanted, needed and received a two-way, interactive talking therapy experience.  Ruth also shared helpful references to explore outside of our meetings, which I did and, indeed, they were helpful to my situation.

Ruth was hugely supportive and encouraging which, for me at the place I was at and past life experiences, was, in addition to aforementioned, the best thing for me. I acknowledge Ruth used her intuition, experience and qualified experience, to focus on what I needed the most. I’m doing good; continue to help myself, have recommended Ruth and wouldn’t hesitate to revisit.”

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