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Ruth Murtagh, Relationship Counselling for Couples and Individuals, MA, MBCAP

Ruth Murtagh, Relationship Counselling for Couples and Individuals, MA, MBCAP

  • 9 Old Park Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 1JT.

About Ruth Murtagh, Relationship Counselling for Couples and Individuals, MA, MBCAP

Hello, I’m Ruth.

If you’re reading this, you may be feeling unhappy or wanting your relationship to be different.

You may be an individual, looking for lasting love, or recovering from the loss of a relationship.

Or you may be in a couple, wondering if you can rediscover the love you once had with your partner, or to find a different way forward.

You may be a parent unhappy with your child’s behaviour, perhaps having issues with parenting your child, or struggling with a different parenting style to your partner.

If you long for a healthy relationship that doesn’t leave you feeling hurt, you are not alone. Many individuals and couples struggle with difficulties which can bring pain: leaving them feeling exhausted and stressed. After all, we’re not given a relationship manual when we’re born.

Relationship counselling provides you with a safe, confidential space to talk with your partner in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. It can support you to:

  • Develop closeness, trust and intimacy within an emotionally safe relationship with your partner
  • Resolve conflict more helpfully and bring you closer to your partner
  • Understand your own and your partner’s needs better, and how they can be met
  • Create a more relaxed and satisfying sex-life
  • Be happier with yourself, and improve relationships with family, friends, or at work.
  • Gain confidence with parenting your children

You don’t have to deal with difficult and painful issues alone. I can support you to develop a relationship that you prefer.

My Approach:

I will listen carefully and will not judge you. I do not take sides.
I have 30 years experience working in the caring professions as a Teacher,  Art Therapist, Relationship Counsellor at Relate and in private practice,

I am genuinely passionate about helping couples and individuals move out of destructive and painful patterns of relating with each other. I can help you to deal with some of the difficult issues that you may be dealing with right now.
I really care about all of my clients and tailor my approach to suit each person’s/ couple’s unique needs.

I do understand that it can be daunting making that first contact, but in some ways, that’s the hardest bit. You may wish to have one session, a few, or leave it open. It’s up to you.

Professional Registration:

Relate Register of Counsellors
Member of The Association of Family Therapists

Training, qualifications & experience:

  • MA (Relationship Therapy) with Distinction, (Relate Institute, University of Hull)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy, (Relate Institute)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy, (University of Hertfordshire, 1998)
  • Introduction to Counselling, (Birkbeck College, London, 1993)
  • B.Ed. (Hons), University of Nottingham Trent, 1988.


£60 – per hour’s session for a couple

£50- per hour’s session for individuals

(£45- lower income)

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