About Me

Ruth Jenni MBACP

My original therapy training is an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and now I have over ten years experience of Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I integrate several approaches in my responses to your individual situation and needs. This brings awareness of the emotional, rational, behavioural, physiological and spiritual, as they apply to you, delivering a tailor made service to address your evolving needs. My aim is to give you compassionate support and permission to be fully yourself, however challenging that can be.

I incorporate elements and techniques from

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Attachment Theory
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Mindfulness Practises
  • Embodiment Practises
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • NLP (Neurolinguistic programming)
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Breathwork
  • Ritual
  • Sound Therapy

I have personally experienced many challenges over the years and found that different types of therapy helped me at different times, I would not be the person I am now without all of these things. This is the reason that I trained in integrative therapy  and that I offer creative approaches.  I bring my somewhat curious-shaped rucksack of life tools and informed experience as a therapist. I am passionate about providing consistently deep listening so that the approach I adopt is always supportive of your current needs.

I believe we all have our own relationship to the life force within us, the creative spark that gives us a thirst for life. From this place we are inspired to dream, to be hopeful. Life presents so many of us with huge challenges and then the reality gap; the difference between our cherished hopes and what our daily reality actually brings; can create much distress. As a creative and humanistic therapist my belief is that we all have within us the ability to heal ourselves and it is my goal and practice as therapist to help facilitate your own healing process, and to provide you with tools to continue that process.

Additional Trainings Attended:

Art in Mental Health: Foundation Course in Art Therapy.  Insider Art, Exeter.

Advanced Specialist Diploma in Relationship Counselling. Heartwood Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Training.

Some examples of my Continuing Professional Development topics include: Trauma Regulation, Coercive Control, Counselling Suicidal Clients, Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent, CBT for Anxiety and Depression, Grief Tending, Breathwork practises, Sound Therapy, Embodiment techniques for trauma processing, ‘When Food Is Your Mother’ Attachment relationships with food, Ethics for Online Therapy, Queering Therapy Spaces, Mindfulness, Shame, Safeguarding Young People, Neurodiversity.

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I work in Dartington, Buckfastleigh and online using Zoom and Skype.  Within easy reach of Totnes, Ashburton and South Brent.

I hold full professional liability insurance.

I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development and regularly attend workshops and courses.

I regularly attend both 1:1 and group supervision (as is required by my professional body the BACP) so you can be reassured that I am receiving support in order to fully support you.I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP, and abide by it’s code of ethics.

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