All About Ruth Chappin


    • BSc (honors) Psychology

    • Level 5 Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling



Ruth is a psychodynamic counsellor providing a counselling and well-being service for adult individuals from all walks of life. She offers a safe and non-judgemental space for you to freely express whatever is on your mind or whatever comes to mind.

Counselling can help with all kinds of issues, such as:

    • Relationship struggles

    • anxiety

    • depression

    • loss, grief and bereavement

    • low self-esteem

    • eating disorders

    • trauma and unresolved issues from the past

    • an array of powerful feelings such as; guilt, anger, numbness, shame, emptiness, jealousy and envy

    • lack of drive, motivation and meaning to life

    • loneliness and isolation

    • discrimination and bullying of any kind

    • sexual related issues

Initial assessment is £30.00 and then thereafter the fee is £60.00 a session

Member of Professional/Governing Bodies:

Registered member (MBACP) of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Graduate membership (GMBPsS) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

About Ruth:

The psychodynamic perspective is a belief that our childhood experiences with care givers colour the way we relate in current relationships, our daily interactions, our beliefs and responses to stress.

My aim whilst being closely tuned in and empathic is to help you make sense of your life and your internal world, by making conscious what is unconscious. In doing so you will gain; not only an understanding of why you think, feel, relate and behave the way you do, but, also, a sense of your true-self, a freedom to make better choices, to have more fulfilling relationships, more self-compassion, and a capacity to be more creative. I whole heartedly believe in the unique healing power of the client-counsellor relationship, to feel truly known, held in mind, understood and accepted unconditionally is what creates shifts in your thinking, and stays with you long after the counselling is over. I offer sort-term or open-ended counselling to suit your needs. We meet for 50 minutes sessions once a week same time and day. The room here at The Happy Body Project is warm and inviting, comfortable and confidential, and is in a discreet rural relaxing location.

My work is guided by the BACP so, you can feel safe in the knowledge that I am bound by a national code of ethics and professional standards

Truth does not exist though as some external idea, as plato thought, but as a reality that exits in between: in between two persons seeking it…… It will not be possessed by any one person or group. Someone who proclaims ‘I have the truth’ has lost it. For truth can be seen or glimpsed, not possessed. When I see the truth, some change occurs in me. I can never be the same again. Something in my personality has altered; a previous preconception gives way to truth, but it is in the very nature of truth that each glimpse only emphasizes the degree to which truth still lies outside or beyond”. 

(Symington, 1986. P. 17).

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