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Ruth Ruthven

Counsellor / Therapist

About Ruth:
Works as Counsellor / Therapist at First Psychology Centre, Borders.

Ruth Ruthven is an experienced Counsellor and Gestalt Therapist who works with adults with a wide range of issues and problems including: anger / aggression; anxiety; depression; life transitions; relationship difficulties; self-harm; stress; and trauma. 

Ruth's way of working

Ruth offers Gestalt Therapy, which aims to help clients expand their awareness of relational patterns and processes. These are often formed in early life, but can become habitual and outdated and may cause them to feel stuck, frustrated, unhappy or unwell in their current situation. 

Ruth is interested in how our bodies hold on to life experiences, and she brings awareness of this to her work. She also has a keen interest in how early attachment disruption can impact the functioning, relationships and well-being of individuals as they progress through life. 

Ruth is a Member of the Gestalt Psychotherapy and Training Institute and a Member of the General Teaching Council for Scotland. 

Ruth's background and training

Ruth has a Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy from the Edinburgh Gestalt Institute. She has worked with students at Glasgow University's Counselling and Psychological Services and with adult clients at the Tom Allan Centre, Glasgow. She has also worked independently in private practice.

In addition, Ruth has over 20 years' experience working in the education sectors in both teaching and management roles. She has an MA from Aberdeen University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh. 

Ruth's fee

Ruth charges £65 a session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.