Finding a practitioner that suits your needs is important to ensure you feel safe & heard. At Kemp Town Counselling, we only recommend other practitioners if they demonstrate excellence, professionalism & aptitude. Each therapist has a specialism and would welcome contact from you to discuss your therapy needs.

ruth fillery-travis

Loss, bereavement, depression, anxiety, difficult relationships, and changes in self and life beyond our control can all bring us to a place where we are distressed, overwhelmed and in need of help. Feelings can spill out into our lives, and things can feel out of control or barely contained under the surface. We can feel stuck in a cycle of negative feelings, thoughts and actions, or lost without choice or agency in our lives as other people's needs and voices over-rule us.

Ruth offers professional, compassionate and non-judgemental humanistic therapy to help reduce distress and work towards creating ease and space in your life. You'll work together to look at those difficult issues that are at the root of your distress, in a safe and holding environment where you always have someone on your side.


PgDip Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling, University of Brighton
NCFE Level 2 & 3 Counselling Skills
PhD, MSc and BA in Archaeology

Additional training

Creative and expressive therapies
Cruse Bereavement Care training 
Counselling Children and Young People
Gender, sexuality, and relationship diversity (GSRD)
Cultural Competency
LGBTQ+ Affirming practice
Working with self harm and suicidal thought

All appointments with Ruth are £50 per 50 minutes.

Ruth offers sessions at her practice in Princes Street or home visits, by prior arrangement. You can find out more information about Ruth via