In the Press
Ruth is a trusted registered Counsellor and mental health expert by a wide variety of publications. She truly enjoys collaborating with the press to remove shame and stigma, and her expertise lies in Trauma, Eating Disorders, and other 'coping modes'.
Ruth Micallef gives expert commentary on how weight-loss and 'makeover' shows can exacerbate conditions like Body Dysmorphia.
Ruth discusses why the impact of putting calories on menus, and why diet apps are so damaging for Eating Disorder recovery. Additionally, she discusses how NDA's can compound trauma, and notes that it's important to note the difference between ignorance and narcissism in 'woke-fishing'. She also comments on how to recognise when trauma is impacting your sex life, and discusses the complexities of 'false memories' and trauma.
Ruth discusses why it's never a bad time to seek professional psychological support.
Ruth discusses why the "glow up" Tiktok trend can be so harmful, and legitimise unhealthy coping modes.
Ruth discusses the Psychology and benefits of a regular mindfulness practice.
With OnlyFans content being stolen, Ruth discusses how this can become a form of sexual violence and the following trauma. She also discussed with Grazia the harmful pressures put on young athletes.
Ruth collaborates with The Stylist to discuss body neutrality and ‘negative fitness nostalgia’, how to deal with family stress and triggers at Christmas, as well as personal reflections on the unprecedented year that changed her career, for the better. She also discusses the concept of 'emotional eating', why health trackers are often inaccurate, and how cutting out alcohol from your lifestyle can positively or negatively impact your relationship with exercise.
Ruth collaborates with the Metro to discuss the dangers of over-exercise and developing Orthorexia Nervosa, how smartwatches can contribute to Eating Disorders. She also explores how to cope with Christmas if you find going home triggering, the positive benefits of green and blue space therapy, and how "hustle culture" can impact our mental health.
BACP Children, Young People and Families Journal:
In her article, Ruth conceptualises Eating Disorders as defective superheroes, attempting to fly in and save the day.
‘This article first appeared in the September 2021 issue of BACP Children, Young People & Families, published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-journals/bacp-children-young-people-and-families-journal/ BACP 2021©’
Fourth 1, North 1, and Greatest Hits Radio:
Ruths helps unpack what Eating Disorders are, and what causes them.
After a globally traumatic two years of Covid-19, Ruth reflects on what she has seen in her clinic since March 2020.
Ruth talks about what makes video games addictive, and why we become addicted to them.
Ruth discusses how female rappers can help young black girls and teens boost their body positivity.