About Ruth Levy

About Ruth Levy

Ruth Levy is a seasoned professional with a diverse and extensive background in law, human resource management, organisational development, and psychotherapy. Her unique combination of skills and experiences has made her a sought-after expert in various sectors.

Legal Career

Ruth's career began in the field of law, where she worked as a litigation lawyer for an impressive nine years. During this period, she honed her legal expertise, representing clients in various areas of law, including employment law.

Transition to Human Resource Management and Organisational Development

Building on her legal foundation, Ruth transitioned into the realm of human resource management and organizational development. Over the past two decades, she has contributed her knowledge and leadership to the professional services, higher education, government, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

Ruth has held significant roles in human resources, including serving as the National Human Resources Manager for a prominent firm of patent and trade mark attorneys, as well as the Human Resources Manager for an international firm of forensic and insolvency accountants. She has also worked as a Human Resources Manager at a regional university and provided her expertise to numerous community and not-for-profit organisations.

Psychotherapy Expertise

In addition to her legal and human resources background, Ruth is a qualified psychotherapist. She practiced psychotherapy at the Yarra Counselling Service in Melbourne for several years and at the North Coast Medical Clinic in Byron Bay. This valuable experience has given her a deep understanding of human behaviour and emotions.

Restorative Mediation and Workplace Relations

Ruth combines her legal, therapeutic, and organisational development backgrounds to conduct workplace mediations using a restorative mediation approach. Her ability to bridge the gap between individuals and resolve conflicts has been instrumental in fostering positive workplace relationships and improving dynamics.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
  • Admitted to practice as a solicitor and barrister in South Africa and Australia.
  • Diploma in Australian College of Contemporary Somatic Psychotherapy.

Memberships

  • Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)
  • Member of The Law Society of New South Wales
  • Member of Resolution Institute (RI)
  • Affiliate Member of Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)

Testimonials

Ruth's impact on those she works with is evident through the heartfelt testimonials she has received:

"Thank you, Ruth, for your support and making me feel like I can go back to work again. Your process was the culmination of the hardest first year I have ever experienced in community services employment in my 25-year career, and I can truly say that I feel I can carry on for the first time in 12 months. It's a huge relief."

"Ruth ran the mediation sessions with the utmost professionalism and care. We are very grateful for the work she has done for us and would not hesitate to call her again if needed."

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Ruth's multifaceted career journey and dedication to conflict resolution have made her a valuable asset to organisations and individuals alike. Her unique blend of skills continues to positively impact workplaces and individuals seeking resolution and growth.

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"As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didnít leave the bitterness and hatred behind, l'd still be in prison"
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