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About Me

My name is Ruth and I run Amethyst Counselling & Supervision, based in Adlington close to Chorley and Horwich.


I am an experienced and fully qualified trauma informed and neurodivergent affirming counsellor, EMDR therapist, Certified EFT Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner and Clinical Supervisor, specialising in anxiety, self-confidence and bereavement with specific experience working with individuals who are neurodivergent.  I am accredited with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which means I have demonstrated that I maintain ethical standards and work to a high level of competency.  I am also a member of the EMDR Association, am an accredited counsellor for the Foundation of Infant Loss and an approved counsellor for Anxiety UK

I am here to offer you the time and space to focus on yourself, to discover what matters to you. 


I believe that therapy should be accessible to all so aim to keep my fees as low as possible, so more people can access therapy when they need it.

I work in what is called an Integrative way, weaving together my training in areas such as Person-Centred Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques - also known as tapping), NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), indirect hypnotherapy, Walk and Talk Therapy and CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy), to tailor the sessions to best suit your needs.

Outside of Amethyst Counselling I enjoy going to the gym, being outside, reading and crocheting. 

Former jobs have seen me work as a Funeral arranger, manage a Woman's Centre as well as volunteering for Cruse Bereavement Care and Trust House Lancashire.  In another life I worked as a Nurse and a Midwife. 

I strongly believe that what works for one doesn't always work for another which is why I place you at the centre of the work we will do, supporting you to find ways that work for you and your life.

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I have worked with people experiencing various issues such as;


  • Anxiety (i.e social, work related, performance, general and specific to different situations)

  • Autism, neuro-divergence and ADHD

  • Low self-confidence/esteem

  • Bereavement (including suicide bereavement )

  • Infant loss

  • Life limiting conditions

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Major life changes

  • Rape

  • Sexual abuse

  • Domestic abuse 

  • Shame

  • Miscarriage

  • Sexuality

  • Long term health conditions

  • Memory loss (including dementia and Alzheimer's)

  • Life-limiting illness

  • Trauma

  • Self-harm

And numerous other issues.

If you are not sure if I can help you why not contact me for a chat.




I have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, I am a registered member of the NCS (Professional Accredited), BACP (Accredited), EMDR Association and a qualified NLP Master Practitioner


I have undertaken training courses on the following;


  • CBT Level 5 (due to complete November 2024)

  • Clinical Supervision online, telephone and face to face

  • Walk and Talk Therapy trained 

  • Indirect hypnotherapy 

  • Trauma Informed Practice

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming foundation diploma, Practitioner and Master Practitioner 

  • EMDR ( 4-part EMDR Europe Accredited training)

  • Bereavement

  • Trauma

  • Rewind Technique 

  • Loss of an infant

  • Online and telephone counselling

  • Compassion Focused Therapy

  • Metaphors of Movement

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) level 1 & 2

  • Working with couples and relationships 

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Integral Eye Movement Therapy

  • Pluralistic therapy

  • Introduction to Transactional Analysis.

  • Self-Harm

  • Suicide

  • Pre-trial therapy

  • Awareness of mental health problems

  • Counselling survivors of sexual abuse

  • Safeguarding level 1 and 2


  • Forced Marriage

  • FGM

  • Honour based Violence

  • Working with DID

  • Anorexia

  • Transgender issues

  • Mindfulness


I have an up to date and clear enhanced DBS 

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