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MBACP 376191

About me

My name is Ruth and I run Amethyst Counselling.  I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP (www.bacp.co.uk) which means I closely follow an ethical code of practice, ensuring I am working in a safe, ethical way.

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

I work in what is called a person-centred way which means I am focused on you, what matters to you and what works for you.  I use my training in person-centred counselling, NLP (neuro Linguistic Programming) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to tailor the sessions to best suit your needs.

Outside of Amethyst Counselling I manage Chorley Women's Centre. In the past I have volunteered 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.


I have experience counselling people aged 18+ of various genders, sexualities, religions etc. from a multitude of backgrounds (retired, employed, self-employed, stay at home parents, unemployed etc.).

I have counselled people experiencing various issues such as;

  • Bereavement

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Rape

  • Sexual abuse

  • Domestic abuse (physical/mental/psychological/emotional/financial)

  • Shame

  • Miscarriage

  • Sexuality

  • Long term health conditions

  • Memory loss (including dementia and Alzheimer's)

  • Life-limiting illness

  • Trauma

  • Self-harm

  • Confidence/self/esteem.

And numerous other issues.

If you are not sure if I can help you contact me for a free 30 minute consultation.


I am a fully qualified Counsellor with a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am a registered member of the BACP

I have undertaken training courses on the following;

  • Integral Eye Movement Therapy

  • NLP Foundation Diploma

  • Trauma and its effect on the body

  • Pluralistic therapy

  • Introduction to transactional analysis.

  • Self-Harm

  • Suicide

  • Bereavement

  • Loss of an infant

  • 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 DBS and First aid certificate as well as a  diploma in Mindfulness and Reiki Level 2,  so I can also help and support you with relaxation and mindfulness techniques.