My name is Ruth Hubbard and I am a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I am based in Thurston 4 miles east of Bury St Edmunds, in Suffollk.
Counselling can help you to make sense of your problems and gain a better understanding of yourself and help you find ways to better cope with life's ups and downs.
I provide a safe and confidential space for you to come and talk about anything in your life that may be causing you distress or confusion from that odd sense that things aren't quite right and feeling unfulfilled to specific issues which are affecting your daily life e.g. bereavement, abuse, self defeating and / self destructive behaviours.
Counselling can help you to deal with problems including but not limited to:
- Depression, Anxiety and Stress
- Loss of Confidence or Low Self Esteem
- Bereavement and loss
- Traumatic experiences
- Emotional, Physical or Sexual Abuse
- Work difficulties
- Relationships problems
- Separation and / or divorce recovery
- Self Defeating behaviours and patterns
- Anger management
- Life crisis or transition
- Coming to terms with medical diagnosis e.g. Motor Neuron Disease
- Learning to accept and live with chronic long term conditions e.g ME, fibromyalgia, MS, Diabetes
- Support for Carers and those who are cared for
As a qualified integrative counsellor; I use a variety of counselling approaches to suit the needs of the individual. The main theoretical approaches that I use in my work are; Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I will work with you in a way that is supportive, warm and non-judgmental, to guide you through any distress you may be experiencing and I aim to empower you to deal with any difficulties, whatever they may be.
Accreditation and Quality
The National Counselling Society and the Professional Standards Authority
The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, is an independent body; which is accountable to Parliament and is responsible for overseeing the UK's nine health and social care regulatory bodies.
The Accredited Register was set up by the Department of Health to ensure that the public are able to choose safe, ethical and competent professionals for their health and social care needs. This includes Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I am an Senior Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society. The National Counselling Society has had its register of Accredited Counsellors accredited by The Professional Standards Authority. I meet the standards of the Accredited Register and I am authorised to display the Accredited Register logo; which evidences that Counsellors and Psychotherapists belong to a register which meets The Professional Standards Authority's rigorous standards.
As an Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist I can now demonstrate that I meet the high standards of governance, training, management, client welfare policy, and the setting of standards that are required by the Professional Standards Authority.
You will find the Accredited Register logo on my website, alongside the logo that represents my accreditation with The National Counselling Society.