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Just in case you haven't been told recently, recovery is absolutely possible.
RUTH MICALLEF (MBACP REG)
SPECIALISED EATING DISORDER COUNSELLOR
PG Dip (BACP), P Dip, Grad Cert (COSCA), BA Hons
Working within the trauma sector for over a decade, Ruth is a BACP Registered and five-time Award Winning Counsellor. She has a sub-speciality in Eating Disorders and a specific interest in Schema Therapy.
Ruth holds University-taught degrees in Counselling (BACP Post Graduate Diploma with Merit), Counselling Skills with COSCA (Graduate Certificate with Distinction) and Criminology (BA Honours), and has since built on this with significant ISST accredited training in Schema Therapy, and BPS accredited CPD in Positive Psychology, and CFT. She is working towards her final BACP Accreditation, and is finialising her training in Nutritional Psychiatry and Lifestyle Medicine. She has had the privilege to work in several settings, including Psychology departments, High Schools, Community Mental Health Projects, and Psychiatric Wards.
Ruth is a Media Spokesperson working with the BACP and 23Red and can be found regularly as an expert commentator in the press.
Ruth was awarded 'Scottish Sole Trader of the Year' by the FBS in 2023. In 2021 Ruth was awarded the titles of 'Young Inspiring Scottish Business Woman of the Year', 'Scottish Sole Trader of the Year' by the ASB, and 'Female Solopreneur of the Year' by the Woman Who Awards.
Ruth is a Queer Intersectional Feminist, a mother, and has the lived experience of recovery from Orthorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, purging by Over Exercise.