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Ruth Micallef

less than 24 hours

Types of Service

BACP accredited counsellor


Binge Eating Disorder
Bulimia Nervosa
Comorbidity (EDs and other MH conditions)

Types of Treatment

Counselling Other

Delivery Methods

Online In Person Other
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Address 2 Walker Street, Edinburgh Go to website
Fees Fees vary, please check my website for further details.
I'm Ruth, and I work with a wide range of Eating Disorders in a trauma-informed capacity. My specialist areas are complex trauma, and non-anorexic Eating Disorders. Head to my website to learn more about me and my services. I can't wait to meet you!

Referral Criteria & Process

Accepting NHS Referrals and Self Referral


PG Dip (with Merit) in Counselling | 2016 - 2018
Graduated with Merit, gaining an A for my end-of-year thesis on TA for Personality Disorders.
Completed a placement at the Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre (with a Complex Trauma focus).
Was offered a salaried position with ERCC as a Counsellor pre-graduation.

Grad Cert (with Distinction) in Counselling Skills with COSCA |
2015 - 2016
Graduated with Distinction. My work began to formally focus on Complex Trauma.

BA Hons in Criminology (2:1) | 2008 - 2012
A final year focus on the Single and Complex Trauma experienced by Scottish Muslim women after encountering Islamophobia.
Completed a placement within Women's Aid Dundee, specifically working within the Children and Families unit on Complex Trauma Rehabilitation.



Lifestyle Prescription,
Practice Unbound, 2023

Numerous Schema Therapy qualifications, including Schema Therapy Accreditation Modules part 1 and 2, Schema for Eating Disorders, Working with Resistance, Working with Tough Cases, and Schema Therapy - The Model, Methods and Techniques (ISST Accred)
Schema Therapy Scotland, 2021/2022

Certificate of Online and Telephone Counselling,
Counselling Tutor, 2021

Positive Psychology, BPS Accred
SDS Seminars, 2018

Compassion Focused Therapy, BPS Accred
SDS Seminars, 2018

CPCAB Accredited Modules in Play Therapy,
Place2Be 2017


Schema Therapy for Trauma,
Schema Therapy Australia, April 2021

Working with Shame,
Carolyn Spring, Nov 2020

Binge Eating Masterclass,
Eating Freely, Oct 2020

Eating Disorder Transitions,
Beat, Aug 2020 (Refresher course)

Trauma Informed Practice,
Health in Mind, Oct 2017


Ruth has had the privilege to work in several settings, including Psychology departments, High Schools, Community Mental Health Projects, and Psychiatric Wards.

She is a Media Spokesperson working with the BACP and 23Red and can be found regularly as an expert commentator in the press.

In 2021 Ruth was awarded the titles of 'Young Inspiring Scottish Business Woman of the Year', 'Scottish Female Sole Trader of the Year' by the ASB, 'Female Solopreneur of the Year' by the Woman Who Awards, and also received a 'Gold International Business Award' in the Start-Up category at the Stevie Awards.

Ruth is a Queer Intersectional Feminist, a mother, and has the lived experience of recovery from Orthorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, purging by over-exercise.