Ruth of Fortis Therapy & Training, Grimsby

Your therapist role:

I  work in a number of schools across Northern Lincolnshire and Yorkshire supporting students through play therapy as well as counselling for staff and parents. My training was in person-centred counselling and my approach is integrative with a focus on attachment theory and the relational. I’m not sure I have a special interest, although trauma is often embedded in my client’s narratives.

 

Qualifications:

PG Diploma in Counselling, Certificate in Therapeutic Work with Children & Young People, PG Diploma in Broadcast Journalism.

 

 

Memberships:

Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

 

Likes & Dislikes:

I have several years experience working for Children’s Services in Fostering and Adoption, supporting young people leaving care and family support. I have completed further training in Safeguarding Children and Child Protection, Life Story Work, and Attachment-based Practice. I am also a qualified Broadcast Journalist with 15 years experience working for the BBC. I like to draw on these skills and integrate narrative approaches into my practice. This helps a person engage more fully with their ability to reframe their experience and “re-write” their life story.

I am passionate about trauma-informed practice and exploring ways for a person to make meaning of their experiences without labelling. I never start from the stance of “what’s wrong with you?” but with “what happened to you?”.