Ruth Parsons, B.App.Soc.Sci (Counselling), Dip.App.Counselling MNZAC
Ruth describes herself as a humanist and believes that if people are given the right support along their way through life, they can reach their potential as a human being. And to not have one's suffering seen or heard is unbearable. With these two ideas as her frame of reference, she finds it a privilege to walk alongside a person in their process toward wholeness. Ruth primarily uses a psychodynamic way of working with clients, which uses the therapeutic relationship to make conscious unconscious processes, with other modalities as seem appropriate for the individual. She is trained and experienced in the use of Brief Therapies such as Cognitive and Solution Focussed, and Expressive therapies such a Working with Small Figures. When working with trauma clients, Ruth uses a trauma model which uses the therapeutic relationship to rebuild the a sense of safety and of ‘self’ whilst working to integrate the trauma and it’s legacy over time. Currently in private practice she is skilled in the areas of complex trauma, depression and anxiety, grief, domestic violence, interpersonal difficulties, personality adaptations, life stressors and transitions and sexual abuse work. difficulties issues, personality adatpations, stress, sexual abuse issues and other life crises and transitions.