Ruth Quinn

Counsellor and Therapist

My practice and approach

I am a skilled Counsellor and Therapist with extensive experience in supporting people with depression, generalised anxiety, grief and a wide variety of other issues. I am also now practising as a supervisor for other Counsellors.

 

I work to enable people to live more fruitfully and with more ease. I believe each person benefits from a bespoke package of therapy and so initially we will discuss what is happening and plan a way forward. This may involve employing a variety of techniques. We will discuss how often you want to come for sessions and discuss what are your priorities. Some people prefer to work intensively for a short period, whilst others prefer a slower approach. Money and financial constraints also need to be considered.

Qualifications and experience

I have completed training in body centred psychotherapy and have a Person Centred Diploma in Advanced Counselling and Therapeutic Skills. I have completed a Supervision Training and also completed extensive training in working with Trauma and Developmental Trauma. I am skilled in working with people struggling with the complexity of life.

 

I have experience in counselling young people between the ages of 12 – 25 and also in working with adults struggling with depression, OCD, GAD. I also have extensive experience in working with issues related to gender and sexuality. I have worked as a lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy and have experience of Hospice work. I have also taught CBT and Solution Focused Brief therapy and use these interventions when they are most appropriate.

What I aim to achieve in my practice

Counselling is not an experience to undertake lightly. If this is your first time in counselling I will support and guide you through the process. I am skilled at ensuring we use the time available well to enhance your immediate well-being. Life can be utterly overwhelming at times and we need support and guidance to enable us to navigate the rocky path and to understand in a deep way why we are on this journey.

 

I will listen to you fully in your words, in your being and we will explore together ways of holding life that brings more joy and lightness to your days.

 

I am currently not accepting new clients.

Ruth Quinn