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

In memory of Mary

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

The Honourable Mary Parkinson was a game changer. Determined to live up to her courtesy pre-nominal, Mary was devoted to the very difficult task of facing recovery from addiction, publicly, one day at a time. Although the final months of Mary’s life were blighted with an aggressive form of depression, which concluded in her heartbreakingly sad death, Mary’s life was [...]

50 rays of light on sex and love addiction…

September 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

Nothing is less sexy than sex and love addiction. At best I was hooked into self-destructive circles with unavailable partners or short-lived affairs. At rock bottom I was punching myself in the face and smacking my head against the wall. These days we live in a sex and love addicted society. Indulge in online casual dating and realize that everyone’s [...]

Podcast: Truly Me

February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

This podcast is very special to me. It's a leading edge, honest and open dialogue between two human beings discussing trauma and recovery; all the more remarkable considering that: It's the first time Eleanor and I ever spoke We recorded it in one session taking less than 45 minutes We did it on Skype audio between London and Toronto After [...]

Sex and enlightenment

January 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

Dragon Kings Daughter: Adventures of Sex and Love Addict narrates a true story of how a spiritually focused process of recovery transformed suffering into happiness. Framed within the context of a Buddhist philosophy, it goes without saying therefore, that not only does the book articulate a 'spiritual awakening' it references 'sexual experience' too. It was interesting to discover that both subjects [...]

How I came to practise cold laser therapy

December 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|

It was always my natural inclination to want to relieve suffering. As a child I aimed to become a doctor, but as a natural Humanities student I was deterred from a career in Western medicine. In the early ’90s I volunteered for the Terrence Higgins Trust and spent 5 years as a buddy at the height of the AIDS crisis [...]

podcast share up – experience strength and hope…

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|

It was great to chat with Roifield Brown today on his Friday 15 show. Sharing my uplifting transformation of abuse addiction and trauma to unconditional love and absolute happiness, all told in my recently published memoir, DRAGON KING'S DAUGHTER: ADVENTURES OF A SEX AND LOVE ADDICT. Sound track includes Tori Amos "Silent All These Years" and Joy Division "Love Will [...]