I have experience of working with a broad range of life problems including, anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship and family issues and recovery from childhood wounds. Work-related issues, life transitions, midlife crises and the search for meaning and significance are also common among clients.  

I trained in counselling with Waverley Abbey College (founded by Selwyn Hughes), obtaining a Diploma in Higher Education-Counselling (Dip.H.E.). I am a registered member of the Association of Christian Counsellors (MACC). I also have Masters Degree in Theology (Mth) and many years of experience in pastoral counselling.

Ruth Doherty

I offer a safe and confidential space where we can work together, at your own pace, exploring issues and beliefs that are causing distress or confusion. Previous clients have brought various issues, including anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, trauma and relationships difficulties. I use a variety of approaches, including CBT, Transactional Analysis and Person Centred Therapy, adapting to the needs of each individual.

I have a Dip.H.E. in counselling from Waverley Abbey College and have worked in the nursing and caring professions and in pastoral work. I am a member of the Association of Christian Counsellors.


John and Ruth Doherty adhere to professional ethical standards for counselling and have regular supervision, insurance and ongoing professional development.


The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.

Erik Erikson
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John Doherty, Dip. H.E. Counselling, MACC, Mth 
Ruth Doherty, Dip. H.E. Counselling, MACC.
To contact Ruth Doherty, 
email:rdohertycounselling@gmail.com 
To contact John Doherty, email: jdohertycounselling@gmail.com