Ruth Driver

Ruth is a clinical psychologist with more than 15 years of experience working with adults across the lifespan. She feels privileged when people share their stories and struggles with her and she strives to help them to feel safe, accepted and listened to. Ruth's goal is to guide her clients towards not only effectively addressing the challenges that bring them to therapy, but to enhance their capacity for self-reflection and self-compassion. 

Ruth has a relaxed, friendly approach in therapy, with a focus on evidence-based models of treatment. She receives regular clinical supervision and is committed to ongoing professional development to ensure that she is maintaining the standards expected of her profession.

“Not everything which makes us feel better is good for us. Not everything which hurts may be bad”

- Alain de Botton

Expertise
  • Low mood and depression
  • Anxiety, worry and rumination
  • Grief and loss
  • Bulimia / binge eating
  • Coping with physical illness
  • Adjustment, life transitions and change
  • Communication and relationship difficulties
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Issues affecting older adults

Therapy approaches
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Elements of mindfulness and compassion focused therapies

Qualifications
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClinPsych)
  • Master of Social Sciences (MSocSci, First Class Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BA)
Affiliations
  • Registered with the NZ Psychologists Board
  • Full Member, New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP)
  • Treasurer, New Zealand Psychologists of Older People (NZPOPs)

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$195 for a 50 minute session

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