“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.” James Earl Jones.
Welcome to the Mindfulvoice website. My name is Ruth Roberts. I am a BACP accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist. I have thirteen years’ experience of working with clients from a variety of backgrounds and eight years’ experience as a supervisor to newly qualified and trainee counsellors. For the last three years, I have also been teaching mindfulness to students at a large university in the East of England.
My counselling and supervision practice is pluralistic in approach with a strong emphasis on mindfulness as well as the Person Centred and Experiential approaches to counselling. I also have training in using CBT skills and in working with Eating Disorders. A large part of my counselling work to date, has been in helping young people deal with emotional challenges of academic and educational life and with developing a sense of self at times of transition and change.
Regrettably, I do not have any spaces for new clients at the present time.
People come to counselling for a variety of reasons but often because they need a safe, confidential space in which to voice their concerns. My aim as a counsellor is to provide a welcoming and secure space in which people can explore and make sense of the issues bringing them to counselling. I abide by the ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have been accredited with the BACP since 2007.
My practice is about helping clients to find ways to make sense of how they are feeling; to create meaning when life is confusing and to live more authentically by finding a match between feelings and self-expression. As a trained singer, I understand the power of finding and having a voice and I work with individuals to develop a more acceptant attitude to themselves and by doing so, to find the means to express themselves more fully and authentically to other people.