Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexual Assault
- Trauma Counselling
- Feminist Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Narrative Therapy
Ruth Lamb is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Canadian Certified Counsellor serving Langley and surrounding communities. She holds a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology with specific training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, and childhood sexual abuse.
Ruth offers individual services for adult and youth clients seeking support for other trauma related concerns including PTSD, complex trauma and dissociative disorders. In addition, Ruth offers services to clients who are struggling with a variety of mental and emotional health concerns including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and self harming behaviors.
In her practice, Ruth views her client’s challenges from the perspective of survival rather than pathology and approaches each client with the firm belief in their inherent worth, working with them to craft a treatment plan uniquely catered to them. She draws from a variety of modalities, each rooted in the values of empowerment, meaning making and consciousness raising. Ruth partners with her clients to create an atmosphere of trust and safety by which true change can occur.
Alongside her private practice, Ruth works for a non-for-profit organization that serves women fleeing abuse and violence. Ruth has also pursued further education to offer support to women experiencing pre and post natal challenges including perinatal anxiety, birth trauma and vaginismus.
Ruth is pleased to be contracted through the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) of BC. She is passionate about advocacy’s role in counselling, and supporting clients through their experience of the criminal justice system. For those clients who are unable to be covered by CVAP, Ruth provides a limited number of sliding fee scale options, and works with clients that demonstrate financial hardship.