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Dr Ruth Caleb

Academic Advisor  

Ruth has over 25 years’ experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist in a wide variety of settings including pregnancy and fertility counselling, National Aids Helpline, ChildLine, and private practice. For the last 20 years, she has specialised in university counselling and is currently Head of Counselling at Brunel University London, and without doubt her doctorate has run won respect both for her self and the service.

Since achieving her Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Studies, Ruth has welcomed opportunities to serve her work context strategically at a national level.  She is Chair of the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education (MWBHE) Working Group, which is supported by Universities UK / GuildHE,  was Chair of BACP Universities and Colleges (a BACP Expert Division) between 2008 until 2010 and was on the BACP UC executive for 7 years.   Previously, Ruth was a member of the BACP International Research Committee from 2003 to 2006 as the practitioner representative. 

Ruth is dedicated to the development of practitioner research and how we can meaningfully evidence our valuable and complex work.  Her  particular interests are very wide ranging, and include life’s crossroads, and transitions, children and young people, and clients’ evaluation of their experience of counselling. 

Recent Publications:

Barden N & Caleb R (in press) Fitness to Practise in Tribe R & Morrissey J (eds)  The Handbook of Professional and Ethical Practice for Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Second Edition) Routledge

Caleb R (2012) The Role of the Counselling Service in Wellbeing, BACP UC Journal, November:  BACP

Caleb R (2011) In Support of Counselling Services AUCC Journal, November: BACP

Caleb R (2010) The Roles Offered by Counselling Services in Further and Higher Education AUCC Journal, March 2010 BACP