Radost Ruseva, Psychological Therapist

2020 – (expected) MSc (Master of Science) Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Counselling Children and Young People; Bereavement and Loss; Expressive Therapies; Research Methods), University of Salford

2020 – Associate, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals – Institute for Eating Disorders.

2019: Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) (Oxford CREDO).

2018: BSc (Bachelor of Science) Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professional Practice, University of Salford – First Class Honours.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP).

Work Experience

I have worked as a psychological therapist at the Adult Community Eating Disorders Service at Oakwood Psychology Services since 2018. I am also a school project manager at Place2Be where I use an integrative child-led model to support primary school children with a range of issues. I also provide clinical supervision and case management for counsellors on placement.

I have previously worked at TalkListenChange as a school counsellor and Rochdale and District Mind and Side by Side Counselling as a volunteer counsellor providing counselling sessions to adults presenting with a range of difficulties.

Furthermore, I have worked at Women’s Housing Action Group (WHAG) as a domestic abuse counsellor where I saw women who are homeless or who are at risk of homelessness, and women who have experienced domestic abuse, alcohol and substance misuse or abuse.

How I work

Person-centred counselling is the core foundation of my work – I provide a safe, non-judgemental, warm space. However, I also use different theories and approaches like CBT-E, Narrative therapy and Expressive Therapies to inform my practice and suit individual needs.

My interests include research, pluralism, and expressive therapies.