Ruth Belton

Ruth Belton

In Person Therapy Available

As a counsellor I aim to create a supportive, non-judgmental, empathetic space so you can safely explore challenges and beliefs that are limiting your personal well-being and relationships. Everyone is unique so timing, therapies and techniques are woven into sessions depending on your individual needs. Counselling can support you to find clarity, understand your actions/reactions, identify your strengths, resources, goals and workable solutions and above all, find hope to move forward more positively. An area of personal interest is mindful somatic approaches when working with trauma memory. Trauma can be from  physical (e.g. accident/abuse) and/or emotional (e.g. grief/relationships) distress and can be a single event or accumulating. Trauma work can help when past events affect you everyday, in ways such as your confidence, your reactions and your relationships with others.  I find integrating trauma understanding with talk therapies invaluable with all clients. I also specialise in sexual abuse and grief by suicide counselling. Counselling is available in person or online. When counselling can help : -Emotional distress- stress, anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem etc. -Relationships – couple, families, parenting, work place etc. -Trauma - abuse, grief, developmental relationships, accidents, PTSD etc. -Life transitions - relationship breakups, work changes, personal loss, etc. -Diversity-physical disabilities, neuro (e.g. ADHD), sexual identity, cultural etc. I look forward to walking beside you on your journey.


Master of Counselling - distinction



Client Type

women, men, groups, gender diverse, families, elderly, couples, adults, adolescents

Therapy Type

visualisation, trauma therapy, strength based therapy, solution focused therapy, relational counselling, person centred therapy, online therapy, māori models of care, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt)

  • workplace issues
  • work-life balance
  • upbringing issues
  • trauma
  • stress
  • social anxiety
  • sleep issues
  • sexual abuse
  • self harm
  • self esteem and confidence
  • relationship issues
  • pre-marital preparation
  • post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
  • phobias
  • parenting
  • motivation and purpose
  • migrant adjustment
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • loneliness and isolation
  • life changes
  • insecurities
  • grief and loss
  • feeling stuck
  • gender and sexual identity
  • family issues
  • emotional control
  • end of life
  • educational difficulties
  • domestic violence
  • disconnection
  • disability
  • depression
  • death and dying
  • cross-culture relationships
  • cross-cultural difficulties
  • crisis management
  • coping issues
  • conflict management
  • communication skills
  • chronic disease
  • career change
  • burnout
  • bullying
  • break up and divorce
  • body image and eating disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • attachment issues
  • anxiety
  • anger management
  • addiction
  • abuse
  • sexual identity
  • suicide ideation
Counselling Fees
$120 NZD
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
Funding Options

ACC Sensitive Claims

nib foundation