1) ‘Making Connections’ – By Debbie Ruskin
Published in BACP Private Practice Journal, Summer 2017.

This article presents relationship models I developed to offer a creative, visual way of thinking about and understanding relationships.

“Debbie Ruskin has developed relationship models to provide greater insight than words alone when working with clients.”
Private Practice Editor

2) A Candle for Lisa – By Debbie Ruskin

Published by Pennine Pens, October 2002.

My book is about the loss of a child, organ retention and the impact of healthcare handling. Of interest to anyone who has experienced a painful bereavement and offers insight for health professionals.

Cover of A Candle For Lisa

Lisa Ruskin was born prematurely with serious heart defects. Still barely conscious from the general anaesthetic following an emergency Caesarean section, Debbie was badgered into giving her consent for her baby’s life support system to be turned off. Later she learned that her child’s organs had been retained by the hospital’s pathology department.

This book is a poignant account of Lisa’s life and death, the fight to discover the truth and Debbie’s struggle to overcome her grief. Anyone who has experienced the death of a child or been at the receiving end of medical negligence, insensitivity and or lies will find this a sad, but ultimately uplifting book. In it Lisa’s flame continues to burn and its author hopes that some good will come out of her tragic death.


“You have written so beautifully of Lisa”
Jenni Thomas OBE, Child Bereavement Trust

“I found it a moving book and I agree with you that it might well help others who have had a similar loss and provide useful insight for health professionals. As well as being a moving account I thought it was well written with a strong narrative sense”
Pat Scowen, Cruse

Available from:

Pennine Pens

Or available from good bookshops.

Price: £4.95
ISBN: 1 873378 78 5

3) Seeking help for mental health – what’s wrong with that? – By Debbie Ruskin
Published in Counselling Directory, December 2019.


More information about me is shown on the About Me page.