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Ruth Fordyce

Ruth Fordyce is a Registered Psychologist who has many years� experience working with adults, adolescents, primary aged children and families. Ruth�s specialty areas include working with children and adolescents to build resilience and deal with issues such as anxiety, bullying, social skills, self esteem, depression, and family dynamics. She also works with adults facing stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions or family concerns. Ruth has a particular interest in supporting new mothers as they adjust to life with a baby........click here for more information.

Ruth uses a strengths approach, which enables clients to draw on strengths in and around themselves, in order to address the presenting concerns. This is used in conjunction with a range of practical approaches in counselling, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focussed Therapy. Ruth’s focus is to empower clients with the skills and knowledge to achieve their goals, and to maintain their ongoing well-being and mental health.

Ruth also has experience in running group programs at The Resilience Centre including Connect 3 and Bright Thinking (for children) and RAP (Resourceful Adolescent Program - for teenagers). 

Ruth’s main areas of interest and experience:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Building resilience
  • Coping with stress
  • Adjusting to motherhood / postnatal anxiety and depression
  • Goal setting
  • Organisational skills
  • Social skills
  • Relationship concerns
Ruth also has many years' experience in running workshops and seminars for parents, teachers and youth workers. She is a popular presenter and trainer, due to her engaging and dynamic presenting style. Ruth has presented seminars or workshops on many topics, and is also an accredited facilitator/trainer in the following programs: (click on the links to find out more about each program)

Click here to find out more about Ruth’s public speaking profile, and her work with the Resilience Doughnut.


Cost: $185.00 (individuals) per 55 minute session.


Blogs posted by Ruth: 

Nobody's perfect, so why are you trying to be?

Will I ever get it all done?!?... some tips for improving your organizational skills

Measuring the effectiveness of our work at The Resilience Centre

Let the Children Play

Five tips for increasing your productivity

Motherhood is not a competitive sport 

Resilient Mums (a podcast)  

When everyone is benefiting from your life  - except you! 



Click on the link to read the blog or listen to the podcast. 


The following Hot Topic seminars, presented by Ruth Fordyce, are available online:

Bright Thinking for Parents: Optimistic Thinking Skills for Parents & Children 

Resilient Mums: Adjusting to life with young children  


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