Our Story

"Like the lotus flower that is born out of mud, we must honor the darkest parts of ourselves and the most painful of our life's experiences, because they are what allow us to birth our most beautiful self."  Debbie Ford


Welcome to Wynyard Therapy & Life Coaching Founded within the walls of our founders home in Wynyard, Co.Durham in April 2020, our company emerged as a beacon of hope, providing solace and guidance to individuals navigating the tumultuous waves of life during the pandemic.

The service, has since blossomed into a comprehensive and well-established hub for mental health and emotional support. What began as a one-person practice has grown into a multidisciplinary team of dedicated professionals committed to providing exceptional care to their clients.

While our humble beginnings may have started from the comfort of a home, our reach now extends beyond physical boundaries. Through online platforms and virtual sessions, we are able to provide our compassionate support to individuals from all walks of life, regardless of geographical location. We understand the importance of accessibility and strive to ensure that no one feels alone on their path to recovery.

The physical space of the counselling service has also expanded significantly. Our North East office in Hartlepool features a well-appointed therapy space providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere for clients to feel safe and comfortable. Within our premises we are able to offer additional facilities, for group therapy,  a meditation space, and a resource library, enhancing the overall experience and providing a holistic approach to healing and growth

The service's reputation has grown alongside its physical expansion. Wynyard Therapy & Life coaching is widely recognised as a leading provider of mental health services, collaborating with educational establishments, organisations, and healthcare providers to promote mental well-being. No matter if you are looking for individual therapies or larger scale corporate services, in the UK or abroad, we've got you covered. 

Embracing Allyship and Supporting Marginalised Communities

At Wynyard Therapy & Life Coaching, our commitment to inclusivity is strengthened by our diverse team. We embrace allyship with a dedicated focus on creating a safe space for everyone, including the LGBTQA+ community, people of colour, and all underrepresented groups.

Allyship Defined:
Beyond labels, allyship is an ongoing commitment for our team—a journey of continuous learning, unlearning biases, and active support for marginalised communities.

LGBTQA+ Affirming Space:
Our diverse counselling team is LGBTQIA+ affirming, ensuring a judgment-free zone to freely discuss your experiences. We celebrate diversity, stay informed on LGBTQIA+ issues, and build a therapeutic alliance based on trust.

Supporting People of Colour:
With a culturally competent team, we address racial and cultural challenges. Ongoing training helps us understand the complexities faced by people of colour, fostering a space free from bias.

Intersectionality Matters:
Our counsellors, representing diverse identities, address the intersectionality of factors like race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability in therapy. Advocacy and Social Change:
Beyond counselling, our diverse team actively engages in advocacy for equality, social justice, and inclusivity. We contribute to positive social change and work towards reducing stigma.

If you or someone you know seeks support in a safe space for mental health concerns, please reach out. With a diverse team, we're here to walk with you on your journey towards healing and self-discovery. Together, let's embrace allyship and create a more compassionate world.

Introducing Our Clinical Director

Ruth Hall MBACP (Accred)

Introducing Ruth Hall (she/her), the visionary founder of and Clinical Director at Wynyard Therapy & Life Coaching. With over 25 years of dedicated experience in empowering individuals to overcome past traumas and unlock their full potential, Ruth leads a talented team of therapists across the country, ensuring that every client receives personalised care tailored to their unique needs.

At Wynyard Therapy & Life Coaching, our services are designed to support individuals on their journey towards healing and personal growth. Whether you prefer face-to-face sessions, telephone consultations, or online therapy, we offer flexible options to meet you where you are.

Under Ruth's leadership, our practice provides specialised Trauma-Focused Therapy, Attachment Psychotherapy, Neurodivergence support, Oncology counselling, and Grief Therapy. Our team of compassionate therapists are highly skilled in these areas, employing evidence-based techniques to address trauma-related symptoms effectively and promote holistic well-being.

In addition to individual therapy services, we offer Employee Assistance Programs for businesses, providing support to employees facing personal or work-related challenges. We also facilitate critical incident debriefs to help organisations navigate difficult situations and prioritise employee well-being.

Furthermore, we offer wellbeing workshops for staff, equipping organisations with the tools and strategies to foster a healthy and supportive work environment. Our commitment to education and professional development is evident through our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs for schools, colleges, care providers, and therapists.

At Wynyard Therapy & Life Coaching, Ruth's vision drives us forward, inspiring us to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve. With our dedicated team and personalised approach, we are committed to creating a safe, nurturing environment where healing can flourish, and individuals can thrive.

No matter if you're an individual seeking support or a business aiming to enhance the well-being of your employees, Wynyard Therapy & Life Coaching is here to help. Get in touch today to see how our services can benefit you, whether you're seeking personal healing or looking to support your team's mental health and productivity. Remember, healing is possible, and we are here to support you every step of the way.



"Ruth was truly a life saver during  my career change. I didn't enjoy teaching at a secondary school at the time and was feeling down constantly. Ruth gave me consolation to make me feel better, also encouraged me to consider a career change. She also gave me some top tips on how to make good impression at job interviews. Now I am enjoying my job and have achieved a work life balance like I always wanted. I can't recommend her enough"

G. Deng, Stockton on Tees

"Just attended a fantastic training session on narcissistic personality. Very well presented by Ruth, very thought provoking and informative. Thanks for a great session"

J.Somerset, Teesside

"Really excellent training provided to our team of social care staff. Ruth is very knowledgeable and can manage a large group of delegates. Highly recommended."

P. Tait, Newcastle upon Tyne