Ruth Reay

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Ruth Reay

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My Approach

I offer Systemic Psychotherapy which takes account of the whole context of peoples' lives including personal relationships, and the relationship between our thinking, behaviour, emotions and beliefs
I can help couples to re-connect and to understand each other in a new way. Couples can use the space to work out how to stay together or how to live separately
I aim to bring families together in a safe and supportive environment to explore their relationships and to focus on strengths and solutions. This may be during a crisis, or as a way of getting to know themselves better.
Systemic Psychotherapy incorporates elements of other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapies.

About Me

I worked in Child and adolescent mental health (Camhs) for 15 years and since retiring in Independent practice.Prior to this I was in a University educating Social Workers and then Family Therapists. As a Grandparent my focus is on how families can create healthy environments for all ages to flourish.

Since Covid 19 I have confined my practice to on line. I have found this quite liberating and effective in a variety of surprising ways. So much so, I doubt if I shall return to face to face consulting

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Individuals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist
  • Systemic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bulimia
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Gender
  • Health-related Issues
  • Identity Problems
  • Infertility
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parents
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Race Issues
  • Relationships
  • Sex Problems
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Online Therapy

UKCP College

  • College of Family Couple and Systemic Psychotherapy (CFCSP)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.

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