Ruby has over fifteen years experience in the field of mental health & social care. Ruby’s journey towards becoming a counsellor began back in 2000, when she joined Northern Life Care as a Support Worker.
In this position Ruby assisted people with learning disabilities along with their families. It was here that she discovered her gift for understanding, empathy & communication, which set her course for a career in the caring profession.
During her time working with clients with learning disabilities, Ruby’s interest in psychology grew & she decided in 2003, to enrol on an Honours degree in Psychology at Sunderland University.
These studies encouraged Ruby to learn more & she commenced her training as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in 2009, with the Northern Guild. Since this time Ruby has achieved her Diploma & Post-Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling & her Masters degree in Adult Psychotherapy.
During her training, Ruby has worked as a Youth Worker, Rehabilitation Worker, Wellbeing Support Worker across mental health services of the NHS & as a Primary Care Counsellor.
Since qualifying, Ruby worked in her own private practice as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, before joining the team at The Clearing.
This wealth of experience in offering emotional support & talking therapies to individuals & couples of varying ages & backgrounds has made Ruby a highly skilled, competent & very wise practitioner.
More about Ruby
Ruby is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor. She draws upon training in Transactional Analysis & Gestalt to help you to form a deep understanding of the issues that you are facing.
In this way Ruby will support you to achieve healing & positive change. Ruby is a very creative, colourful & gentle person, who will use her warmth & good humour to help you to listen to your own voice & find your own unique way forward.
“Happiness is not a given, it requires work. The work of really looking at our own patterns & being brave enough to both explore & to change them. My goal is to help you to do this, so that you can move from where you are to where you would like to be.
As your psychotherapeutic counsellor, I will listen to your story & work with you to identify & explore the roots of the issues that you are facing.
We are by nature, creatures of habit & so it is often the case that outmoded patterns of relating to both ourselves & to others can prevent us from realising our true worth & from meeting our true potential.
In getting to the heart of the issues, I will support you to explore different ways of being in the hope of bringing more fulfilment, happiness and love into your life”
Ruby & the rest of the team look forward to welcoming you to The Clearing.
Book online today
The key to successful therapy is a good relationship between you & your counsellor. If Ruby sounds like the right therapist for you, you can book in your half price, initial consultation with her today.
We offer appointments Monday to Friday between 8am & 9pm & on Saturdays between 9am & 7pm. Arranging your first session with us is quick & easy.
Click on the Book Now button to view the sessions we have available across the next week. Search for a convenient appointment with the therapist of your choice & book in within minutes. You’ll then be sent a confirmation email with all of the information that you’ll need.
We look forward to seeing you soon.