Ruth is co-Director of the Institute of Pastoral Counselling. She is a BACP accredited
counsellor and Director of Training at the Sherwood Institute. Over the past 20 years,
her interest in the interface between Christian spirituality and counselling practice
has been expressed variously through her work as a lecturer at St John's College,
Nottingham, and her training of both clergy and counsellors in different settings.
Pastoral Counselling with those who have experienced abuse in religious settings,
Clinical Counselling in Pastoral Settings, Edited by Gordon Lynch (Routledge,1999)
Dilemmas of the Christian Counsellor (Wholeness Magazine, January 2001)
When Prayer is Not Enough (Anglicans for Renewal Magazine, Spring 2000)
Adoption is for Life, Not Just for a Crisis (Grove Pastoral Series, No. 77, March
Vive la Différence (Third Way, May 1994)
As well as a number of short articles, she has written a Grove booklet about adoption,
contributed a chapter on religious abuse to a book entitled Clinical Counselling
in Pastoral Settings and is co-author of The Beta Course. She has a particular interest
in working with those in ministry in a mentoring, supervisory or counselling capacity.
She is currently developing her interest in making links between theology and psychology
by undertaking a Doctorate in Practical Theology at the University of Chester.