Ruth completed her MA (Honours) in Psychology at Aberdeen University, followed by a PhD in Counselling Psychology at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. The focus of her PhD research was the counselling of children of divorce and keeping children healthily attached to their parents. Ruth later trained with Dr. Gordon Neufeld in attachment-based developmental psychology with a focus on children’s emotional and behavioural issues. She is a Professional Associate of the Neufeld Institute and offers training on attachment related topics. She moved to New Zealand from Vancouver, Canada in 2010 and has since trained in Neuropsychotherapy and has a specialism in Partners of Sexual Addicts Trauma Specialist (www.apsats.org).
Currently Ruth works in a number of different capacities: as a counsellor in private practice, a supervisor, trainer as well as a retreat leader. In her private practice she offers a variety of services: personal counselling, couple counselling and parent consulting on behavioural and emotional issues in children.
Ruth is also an effective and passionate communicator and leads training and professional development workshops, and also speaks at conferences, throughout New Zealand and Australia. She worked as a Senior Lecturer in Counselling for 8 years and as an adjunct professor at Morling College, Sydney.