Welcome to Elements Therapy! My name is Ruth and I am a qualified psychotherapist working with adults and children.
I understand that seeking help for mental health issues, either for yourself or your child, can be a daunting task. However, if you are reading this you have already taken the first brave and crucial step towards a brighter and more vibrant future.
I hope this digital space gives you an insight into my practice and a flavour of what I can offer to you or your child. I also offer a free 20 minute introductory consultation so that you can ask any questions and find out more with no commitment.
It's time to start feeling better.
If you are looking for a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist to work with online via Zoom, face to face indoors or outside in nature then please allow me to introduce myself.
I have a background in psychology and education and am qualified in Person Centred Therapy. I work with children and adults to develop a safe, warm, accepting, therapeutic relationship in which issues or trauma can be worked through gently and at the pace of the client.
I believe passionately in the therapeutic value of the natural world and am pleased to offer ecotherapy sessions in Lytham St Annes.
I am also trained in Person Centred Expressive Arts Therapy and so my clients (young and old) are welcome to express themselves through a range of creative media if they so choose.
I have a wealth of experience of working with people who are neurodivergent. For example, people diagnosed autistic or ADHD, those who self-identify as autistic or those are on the ND Pathway. Please see my neurodiversity affirmative therapy page for details.
I am also a Breathworks accredited Mindfulness Champion and can lead mindfulness sessions in groups and one-to-one indoors or outside in nature.
I believe that high quality, personalised counselling and psychotherapy should be accessible to all and that you shouldn't have to join a long waiting list to get it.
My rates are affordable and I offer discounted rates for children and those in financial hardship.
Contact me to arrange a free 20 minute introductory consultation.
Contact me to start your journey with Elements Therapy:
Based in Lytham St Annes, my outdoor ecotherapy sessions typically take place around the beautiful beaches, dunes and various woodlands of my home town.
For child therapy, I offer home and school visits across the Fylde Coast, including: Blackpool, Fleetwood, Freckleton, Kirkham, Lytham, Poulton-le-Fylde, St Annes, Staining, Thornton-Cleveleys, Wesham and Wrea Green.
For adults, I also offer an affordable online therapy service if you would prefer to stay in the comfort of your own surroundings.
With the power of Zoom or similar, I can reach clients further afield throughout Lancashire and the North West, including: Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Bowness, Burnley, Chorley, Garstang, Kendal, Heysham, Lancaster, Leyland, Morecambe, Ormskirk, Over Wyre, Preston, Southport, Warrington, Wigan, Windermere and more.
Face-to-face counselling and ecotherapy is also available at my retreat in Gosforth in the West Lakes serving Seascale, Egremont, St Bees, Whitehaven, Maryport, Millom, Workington and the wider West Cumbria coast.