Author: Ruth Layzell

Ruth has a passion for making links between theology and psychology. She has held posts in social work (including working in adoption and fostering) and teaching (she was Lecturer in Pastoral Care and Counselling and then Director of Counselling at St John's College, Nottingham) and is currently Director of the Institute of Pastoral Counselling ( Alongside her work as a counselling trainer with IPC, she is a BACP accredited counsellor in independent practice. As well as her Grove booklet about adoption, she has written a number of short articles, contributed a chapter on religious abuse to a book entitled Clinical Counselling in Pastoral Settings and is co-author with Sara Savage and Fraser Watts of The Beta Course (

Books by Ruth Layzell


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