Ruth Phypers
Trauma and Addiction Recovery Coach

trauma and addiction recovery

“I help people transform the challenge of living with trauma and addiction recovery into confidence, strength and peace of mind”.

My Counselling and Coaching Service is for anyone facing the challenge of living (and loving) with trauma or post-traumatic stress. Although the trauma may be from years before, recovery continues throughout one’s life. With over 20 years in the trauma and addiction field I offer a solid framework to process the effects of trauma, including a focus on spiritual and emotional balance, the inner child, detoxification of shameful feelings and practical help in the following areas:

  • Addiction (process and substance recovery)
  • Sex and love recovery
  • Intimacy issues
  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Self-destructive behaviours
  • Unhealthy relationship patterns
  • Indecision and confusion

As an active member of the recovery scene I share personal experience, along with the insight and healing I’ve gained from many intense trauma recovery programmes both in the UK and the USA, including the Survivors programme developed by Pia Mellody at The Meadows, AZ, (adopted by the Priory Hospital in the UK), along with other progressive trauma models provided through Onsite Workshops, TN.

Facing trauma in this way I have walked through the fire and come through it, stronger and more compassionate, with self-respect and self-love. I help my clients do the same…

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

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, [...]