• What would you change if you could?
  • Where do you see yourself now and where would you like to be?
  • What successes can you build on, to bring you closer to your vision for your life?

Within you lie capabilities that are unidentified or under-utilized. The power of ignition inspiration, passion. The possibility of enthusiasm, dynamism, creation. The opportunity to kindle the fullest resources you possess to realize your highest potential.

With over 15 years experience as an in-depth life coach and consultant, my passion is to support people aspiring to reach their highest potential and happiness. My role as an in-depth life coach is to help you build on your current successes and strengths whilst also assisting you to tackle behaviours that may be holding you back, creating opportunities out of challenges.

In-depth life coaching is a whole-person approach, which takes into account the complete personality and being of an individual. I customise my coaching approach to you, based on your unique history, style of thinking, situation, and goals.

Discover more about me and in-depth life coaching below.

Contact me to arrange a complimentary introductory conversation.


In-Depth Life Coaching

Do one or more of the following fit?

  • You want more from life;
  • You’re successful but want to translate that success into all areas of your life so no part of you is left behind;
  • There are things you want to change but in some areas you feel stuck;
  • You’d like to improve relationships in your life – with partners, kids, family, friends, and/or work colleagues.
  • You don’t need therapy but you’re curious if your past could be affecting your present.
  • You’d like to improve the balance between different parts of your life.
  • You’re interested in exploring your life purpose;
  • You want a life coach who will help you:
    • Better understand yourself and what might be getting in your way;
    • Expand and build on what is working well for you;
    • Find your unique way to reach your highest potential and happiness.

If any of these statements resonates with you, in-depth life coaching may be for you.

Get in touch with me
to ask questions and explore what you’d like to get out of coaching.

In-Depth Life Coaching
In-depth life coaching is ideally suited for people who wish to understand themselves and their motivations more deeply, in addition to having the structured support of goal-setting, accountability, and targeted encouragement which coaching provides.

In-depth life coaching is not counselling or psychotherapy, and is not meant to replace treatment by psychiatric or psychotherapeutic means.

The Benefits
Some potential benefits of this work are finding balance in your life, feeling whole, increased energy, feeling empowered, a sense of peace, fulfilled potential in all areas of your life, better relationships, and an increased sense of purpose and happiness.

Ruth Copland: Who am I?

I am from England originally, now reside in Northern California, and have two cherished sons. I am a citizen of the UK and USA.

I have a professional background in the arts, business, and counselling. I’m the creator and host of the radio show It’s A Question of Balance®, which balances the intellectual with the creative and explores whether we have more in common than divides us through thought-provoking conversations – out and about interviewing people on the street on different topics and in the studio with inspiring guests from all areas of the arts.

I’m interested in continuous growth and as part of that journey I’ve engaged in depth psychotherapy with a Jungian analyst. I feel it’s important when working with others on their personal journey to have worked deeply on my own.

I’ve studied spiritual healing, and practice meditation and mindfulness. 

I’m passionate about the creative process and its potential to transform on personal and global levels.

My Education, Training, Experience

I have a Master of Science Degree in Counselling, MSc (Distinction), from Brunel University, London; specialised training in creative arts therapies, emotional therapy, and play therapy; certification as an Advanced Culture Transformation Tools consultant and coach; and am a certified Traditional Usui Reiki Master Teacher. 

For my MSc, I designed and conducted funded clinical research exploring the connection between participation in the arts and the personal health, well-being, creativity, and performance of senior executives in a multi-national corporation.

I’m a Professional Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and abide by their Global Code of Ethics

I was trained by and counselled children with Place2Be, which is a British children’s mental health charity providing school-based support to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.

I have a BA (Honours) Degree in English Literature from Royal Holloway College, London, and professional training in acting, writing, and music.

Ruth Copland

It’s A Question of Balance®

Self Actualisation Profile

We operate from many different levels in our life. We function best when we can fully express all parts of ourselves and are truly living our personal values. Your coaching work with me includes the creation of a self-actualisation profile based on your personal values.

Balance is the meeting point of the best of all positive possibilities. We live in a world where change is the only constant, so finding balance is a journey, not a destination. Gaining self-awareness allows us to make informed adjustments as needed on our journey.

Using my experience in coaching, counselling, and research I collaborated with the internationally renowned Barrett Values Centre, a world leader in values-based personal and organisational development, to design an in-depth life coaching individual values assessment. This powerful self-discovery tool, based on the work of Richard Barrett and Abraham Maslow, identifies your core personal values; what is important to you and what motivates you; how you see yourself; how your values influence you and your choices; how you view your current life and how you’d like to see your life develop in the future; and what actions you can take to live your life at its highest potential.

How It Works

After you get in touch with me, we can set up an introductory conversation. It’s a chance for you to ask questions and explore what you hope to achieve through coaching.

It’s also an opportunity for us to decide if we feel we’re a good fit for each other. I don’t take on everyone as I want to ensure I can really benefit you, and you in turn need to get a feel for me as a coach and determine if I can meet your needs.

The first step is to contact me to set up your introductory conversation.


Once we decide to work together, we’ll agree a time for your initial consultation, which can include your self-actualisation profile if you choose. This powerful self-discovery tool can be used to guide and inform your coaching sessions.

Going forward, we’ll discuss the best coaching plan for you to meet your needs and goals.