Entries by admin

Recommendations and Reviews

Highly recommended. I’ve known Ruth for over 40 years and I believe you will not find a more sensitive, informed, compassionate counsellor. Submitted by Heather Wright, Former Pastor Ruth has a wonderful calming nature, guiding gently with patience and professionalism. Working with Ruth made me think deeper and consider new possibilities. Submitted by Kirsty, Former […]

Approach to Counselling

My approach to counselling focuses on helping clients to identify the problem that is influencing their life, and then assist them to find the capacity and resources to take a stand against the problem. I see problems as not residing “in” people, but external to the person. This view often frees people to gain perspective […]

Counselling Practice Specialties

Some of the areas that I have addressed with other people. Whatever your issue or concern, I am happy to discuss the approach I would take during the initial consultation.

Is counselling only for individuals?

Many of the concerns in our life involve other people. Whenever possible, I use a collaborative approach, involving partners, friends, and family members when appropriate. I see children, adolescents, adult men and women, and the elderly. The session format could include individuals, a couple, families, or children. When working with children, I incorporate art therapy, […]

Narrative Ideas

Many of our problems are the result of social patterns. Using a Narrative Therapy approach we will discover together how social expectations and family patterns have influenced us and how we can access resources to resist those patterns and expectations. Is it me? It starts like this: a Problem enters and starts to influences our […]