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Ruth Leaney’s belief is that counselling can help you gain a deeper understanding of what it is that might be causing you difficulties.With an understanding of how overwhelming feelings, thoughts and experiences can become she offers a safe space where you can explore and reflect on what is happening for you at your own pace.
Her way of working involves looking at how past experiences are affecting your current relationships and the way you relate and respond to situations in your life. There could be patterns of behaviour that have been causing you to struggle which you may not have been aware of. Her approach is non-judgemental, open and engaged and her role is to help you to explore and make sense of your experiences. She works with you to uncover how you have become stuck or why you are struggling.Counselling can be challenging but is also part of an important process of understanding your feelings to a much deeper level allowing you to live more in the present, while moving forward in your life with more freedom and creativity. She values and respects how complex and unique each one of our experiences are, being continuously aware of this and adapting her approach to each individual and what they bring.
Ruth has worked with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, low-self esteem, childhood trauma ,disassociation, bereavement, self-harm, intimacy issues, domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Ruth is a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist, with a Masters Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Pscyhotherapy, BACP registered. She works in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Clapham.