Mrs Ruth Commons
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS14-01306
Ruth has 30 years of working with children both in Education as a TA and Primary school teacher. She has been a children's counsellor since 2011 when she qualified through IATE(Institute of Arts in therapy and Education). In 2014 she passed with distinction her studies as a Psychotherapist specialising in children and Adolescents. All of this has involved working with Children, Adolescents and more recently Adults with many areas of their life. Her specialist continuing professional development includes grief, ASD & ADHD spectrum disorders, anxiety, anger management, dysmorphia, dyslexia and eating disorders. She does not diagnose any spectrum disorders' but will support families to find the right place to be. She offers a free initial chat to enable families to make their own decisions on the way forward.
- Qualifications & ExperienceBA Hons (QTS) Primary Education
Post graduate Certificate in Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy
Primary link teacher (SSCO) Physical education and development
CPD - Autism and girls, ADHD and Anxiety Disorder, Zones of Regulation, Working with grief in children and families, C-PTSD and the Brain, Working with historical abuse. Hearing Link.
Currently studying - Professional Diploma in working online, telephone and email. Meridian Psychotherapy.
Courses I lead - Child protection and Safeguarding - The Laura Centre, Leicester and Archway Health Hub Market Harborough. Mindfulness for Teenagers - Positive Psychology.
Charities I work with - HAB Antibullying Leicestershire
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Bereavement / Loss
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken