About Ruth Osborne
Training and experience
I completed a five year postgraduate psychotherapy training at Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) Therapy, one of the leading academic and clinical training institutions in the UK. This training is accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the University of Roehampton.
I also have over twenty five years' experience of working in schools and alternative education provisions, youth and community work settings, local community art projects, and with children and young people (including their families) who have complex emotional, behavioural and social needs and challenging lives.
As I mentioned previously, my approach to counselling and therapy focuses on you as a whole person and what you bring to each session, each week. With that in mind, we would then start to try to make sense of what underlies the difficulties you are experiencing. This may not be easy, and it might mean that it takes time to come to terms with the frustrations and loses. Hopefully, together we would then be able to make sense of things and begin to discover new perspectives and possibilities available to you.
I am a member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC), the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by a strict ethical and professional code of conduct set out by these organisations.