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Let's Talk Menopause


My career in the health and wellbeing sector started over 30 years ago as a registered nurse, training in Edinburgh. Seeing that written down, I can't quite believe where the time has gone! These days, in addition to running Let’s Talk Menopause, providing informative talks across all sectors, I’m also a Reflexologist and have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.


I’m passionate about taking a holistic approach to health, which is reflected during talks or when giving reflexology treatments.

I regularly contribute on a variety of platforms, including radio & various podcasts and am a Scottish Union Learning Training provider.

I’m a member of the British Menopause Society and The Association of Reflexologists.

Ruth's Reflexology:

Dr Rebecca Smithson 


I am delighted to say that Becky, Dr Rebecca Smithson, has joined the team at Let’s Talk Menopause. 

Becky graduated from the University of Aberdeen and has extensive experience including 13 years working as a GP, 9 years as a GP in Palliative Care, and 6 years as a Western Medical acupuncturist. She has specialist training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, teaches advanced communication skills for healthcare professionals and also practises hypnotherapy.

Becky is a passionate believer in treating the whole person, with a strong interest in wellness. 

She is a member of the British Menopause Society & the British Medical Acupuncture Society.


I know, aren’t we lucky to have her on board plus, she’s got a cracking sense of humour, is straight talking, bit like myself and is one of the kindest most compassionate people I know.

Personal stuff, if you’re interested!

We both have children…3 each of varying ages…both have dogs; I’ve currently got 2, likewise Becky has 2 & she also has some chickens, sheep & bees where as I also have a cat.


Becky likes running ultramarathons for fun…I know don’t ask, whereas if I manage a 10K I’m extremely happy, although I’ll add in there cycling, hill walking and tennis, whereas Becky in addition to hill walking would definitely be adding in a bivouac or given the time of year just sleeping under the stars!


If you’re interested in, or know of a group of women or men who would be interested in a talk, an online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy session, or a corporate day of Reflexology taster sessions please get in touch: Email: 

Men... Let's Talk Menopause

From her extensive experience running Menopause courses and workshops Ruth realised the lack of information available for men whose wives, partners and colleagues were going through the menopause. With this in mind she has written a concise, comprehensive, evidence based book which provides a simple guide...useful for all women too! Available from the usual outlets...Waterstones  ...Amazon...

  • All the information prepared for Let's Talk Menopause Ltd is protected by copyright. Copies of materials supplied during courses are for personal use only, and are not to be reproduced without our express permission.

  • All information is as accurate as possible at time of printing and is for information purposes only. The information and support that Let’s Talk Menopause Ltd provides is for your own personal use. It is not intended to replace or substitute the judgement of any medical professional you may come in contact with. You should always seek advice from your healthcare professional regarding a medical condition.

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