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 British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy accredited counsellor in independent practice.

Ruth is co-author with Sara Savage and Fraser Watts of The Beta Course  Her published works include a a number of short articles, a Grove booklet about adoption, a chapter on religious abuse to a book entitled Clinical Counselling in Pastoral Settings and ‘Pithead Time for Pastors’ in Empowering Ministry: Pastoral Supervision in Context, SCM 2014.