Ruth Phypers
Trauma and Addiction Recovery Coach
“I help people transform the challenge of living with trauma and addiction into confidence, strength and peace of mind”.

Living with unhealed trauma, particularly from abuse, feels like going through life without any clothes on – unprotected, ashamed and exposed. Although the original wounds may be from many years before, in reality, trauma and addiction recovery continues throughout one’s entire life.

During my years of recovery from trauma, addiction and abuse, I have developed a solution for living healthily and happily, both as an independent woman and also within intimate relationships. This I am able to share with my clients as a path to joyful living. I’ve also shared this journey in the novel: Dragon King’s Daughter.

My Counselling and Coaching Services (along with my Therapeutic Laser service) are for anyone facing the challenge of living, and loving, with trauma. This may have impacted their life in terms of addiction and intimacy issues. It may have manifested in low self-esteem and a lack of confidence. It may have led to self-harm or self destructive behaviour. It may have created destructive relationships or the inability to make the best decisions. All of this I understand and know. I have walked through the fire and come through the other side, stronger and more compassionate, with self-respect and self-love. I continue to do so, day by day. And I help my clients do the same…

For further details of Counselling, Coaching and Low Level Laser Treatments please refer to my Therapy Services.

trauma and addiction recovery

Counselling for Trauma, Anxiety and Depression

September 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

It took a long time before I was able to look at myself in the mirror and truly accept myself for who I am. I discovered that over the years, my lack of self-acceptance had been to unresolved feelings from traumatic experiences in my childhood, which had impacted negatively throughout my life, creating more trauma along the way. My counselling [...]

Low Level Laser Therapy for PTSD, Depression and Addiction

September 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

The brain may suffer from three types of disorder: 1. Stroke, traumatic brain injury and global ischemia. 2. Degenerative disease such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, and 3. Psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). There is evidence that all these conditions can be beneficially affected by applying light to the head. I have seen [...]

Stigma, shame and all the stuff no-one wants to talk about…

March 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|

Boris Johnson scored a blinder last week when he publicly stated that police funds used to investigate historical child sex abuse had been 'spaffed up a wall'. I assume that 'spaffed' is the posh way of saying 'spunked', which is an unfortunate turn of phrase at the best of times, let alone in the context of child sex abuse, and especially within days [...]

Hey Nude

December 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

This year my creative work reached into art nude. I collaborated with a number of photographers, aiming to create images as expressions of liberated sexual empowerment. Why nude? And why erotic? From a personal perspective, one of my biggest challenges has been to transform carried sexual shame from the abusive experiences of my childhood. To pose nude on camera, 40 [...]

Fresh steps forward in emotional recovery

September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

This month I contributed to the national addiction magazine PIPEDOWN on facing emotional addiction issues such as sex addiction and anorexia nervosa. You can download Pipedown Issue 6 by clicking on this link. This is what I wrote: At the end of last year a very close friend of mine took her own life. She was 26 years sober from [...]

On process addiction…

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

The devastating effects of process addiction can be as traumatic and destructive as substance abuse or alcoholism. Withdrawal and recovery from compulsive behaviours such as sex addiction, love addiction, anorexia or food addiction, and even financial debt, is in many cases, even more difficult than the excruciating withdrawal of breaking free of drugs or alcohol. Moreover, as process addiction is adopted in early life, [...]