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Ruth Caleb Metanoia Institute

Dr Ruth Caleb MBE is a wellbeing consultant, trainer and psychotherapist, BACP member and registered with UKCP, who specialises in the mental health and wellbeing of students and staff in higher education.  She is also a supervisor and tutor on the Metanoia Institute / Middlesex University Doctorates in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology programmes.  She has over 30 years’ experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist in a wide variety of settings, including the National Aids Helpline, ChildLine, fertility counselling and private practice. Over the last 25 years she has specialised in mental health and wellbeing support for university students and staff.  She was Head of Counselling at Brunel University London from 1999 to 2017.   Ruth was Chair of the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education (MWBHE) Working Group from 2012 to 2018 and was a member of Universities UK’s Mental Health in HE programme working group. She has worked strategically at a national level, including addressing and contributing to All-Party Parliamentary Group meetings on student health and informing Members of Parliament speaking in parliamentary debates involving student wellbeing.  Previously Ruth was Chair of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s Universities and Colleges Executive Committee (2008-2010) and a member of the BACP International Research Committee (2003-2006). She has published articles and book chapters on student mental health and wellbeing, ethical practice, organisational support and the role of a counselling service.