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19 March 2019
​Some of you might be aware of the current debate in counselling and psychotherapy generated by the SCoPEd project. If taken to fruition, the stratification of counselling and psychotherapy suggested by SCoPEd panel is likely to have important (and negative) consequences for counsellors especially those currently accredited by the BACP as both...
19 March 2019
Unfortunately, after getting hacked some time ago, I lost the majority of my blog posts and have had to create a new email account as the one advertised on my website will no longer work. 
30 April 2017
If one thing can be relied upon in life, it is, ironically, that we are in a permanent state of impermanence. How we manage change in our lives gives a good indicator of how we are functioning as individuals. Change can affect one's mental and emotional wellbeing. It can elicit strong emotions of fear, loathing or joy; hope for the future or downri...

Counselling, Supervision, Mindfulness

Welcome to the Mindfulvoice blog by Ruth Roberts, BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy.


This blog is about being authentic. It is a space to share my thoughts on all matters to do with wellness, counselling, mindfulness, research and spirituality and anything else in between. I hope you find it informative and helpful.

Please note, the opinions expressed here are my own and do not represent those of any other persons or organisations.


About Me

Personal likes: family, music, singing, cats and sunshine.


I am a person-centred and experiential counsellor. I currently work as a full-time lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy in addition to carrying a small clinical caseload.

I have fourteen years’ experience of working with clients from a variety of backgrounds and nine years’ experience as a supervisor to newly qualified and trainee counsellors. I am also a mindfulness teacher and practitioner with a strong interest in incorporating mindfulness into counselling and higher education.

A large part of my counselling work has been in helping young people deal with the emotional challenges of academic life while developing a sense of self at times of transition and change.

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. 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.