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;
Domestic abuse (physical/mental/psychological/emotional/financial)
Long term health conditions
Memory loss (including dementia and Alzheimer's)
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
Introduction to transactional analysis.
Loss of an infant
Awareness of mental health problems
Counselling survivors of sexual abuse
Safeguarding level 1 and 2
Honour based Violence
Working with DID
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.