Ruth Parsons


I believe people are on a life journey and given the right nurturing along the way can reach their potential as human beings.  And to not have one’s suffering seen or heard is like a form of torture. It is a privilege to walk alongside a person in their process toward wholeness.

I use primarily a psychodynamic way of working with clients, which uses the therapeutic relationship to  make conscious unconscious processes, with other  modalities available as seem appropriate according to the individual.    I am trained and experienced in the use of  Brief Therapies such as Cognitive and Solution Focused and Expressive Therapies such as Working with Small Figures.

Currently in private practice based in Nelson, I am skilled in the areas of complex trauma, depression and anxiety, grief, addictions, domestic violence, interpersonal issues, personality adaptations, stress, sexual abuse issues and other life crises and transitions.