Ruth Hoskins, MA, UKCP Integrative Body Psychotherapist
166c Cromwell Rd
07742 295506 / 07742 295506
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Body Psychotherapy and an MA in Body Psychotherapy. I am registered with UKCP and have been in private practice since 2005.
People usually seek psychotherapy because they are aware of some kind of pain, psychological, emotional, physical or spiritual pain. This can manifest in many different ways such as anxiety, stress, depression, psycho-somatic illness, anger problems, prolonged grieving, eating difficulties, and many more. Often the pain manifests in the body.
Integrative Body Psychotherapy invites an awareness (a mindfulness) of the body and its processes and wisdom, alongside what happens in the mind, cognitive patterns and belief systems. It integrates a number of approaches including psychodynamic, analytical, humanistic, gestalt, biodynamic, relational and body and energy work principles. It can at times include direct work with the body where appropriate and if desired.
This work offers a process in which unconscious material and emotional material can be accessed and integrated more fully via the mind and/or the body and its energetic system, so that restrictive or out-of-date patterns of behaviour, thought, and relating can be addressed. Recent developments and research in neuroscience underpin much of the theoretical base.
Many manifestations of pain or trauma in the body and/or mind can be successfully addressed in Body Psychotherapy, inviting the possibility of greater fullfilment and general well-being.
Issues can be worked with through a combination of talking and various forms of body work, as and when different approaches are relevant and appropriate. It can be a dynamic and intense form of therapy which can include awareness work, touch, biodynamic massage, breath work and energy work as part of the developing process. A specific issue may be addressed or it may be that the process is one of getting to know oneself better, to reconnect to and find a deeper meaning in life, greater personal fulfilment. Whatever the reason, the therapy can be short or long term.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registration with UKCP
Diploma in Integrative Body Psychotherapy from the Chiron Centre, London
MA in Body Psychotherapy
Post graduate Certificate in Trauma Therapy (PTSD)
Certificate in Biodynamic massage and psychotherapy
Amanae breath and body work
Training in various forms of energy work
BA (Hons) Combined Arts
Private Practice since 2005
* Group work - devising and running a stress management group with colleague Angela Scannell
* Individual psychotherapy with adolescents in therapeutic setting
* Primary Care counselling in GP surgeries - time limited counselling
* Specialism: eating disorders and self harm: 3 years with Richmond Fellowship & 3 years with South London & Maudsley NHS Trust
* L'Arche Community: 7 years living and working with people with learning disabilities
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The impact of neglect.
Work with the body including: amanae breath and body work, energy work, awareness and mindfulness, biodynamic massage, pain management, relaxation, psycho-somatic symptoms.
Initial Assessment: £45
Body psychotherapy sessions (60 minutes):
Weekly: £45 - £60 depending on income
Fortnightly: £50 - 65 depending on income
The therapy is usually weekly, but in some cases can be twice-weekly or fortnightly.
Breath, Body and Energy work sessions (75 minutes):
Each session: £55
A limited number of low cost places are available for those in financial need.
As well as being registered with UKCP I am also a member of CABP (Chiron Association of Body Psychotherapists) and I abide by their Codes of Ethics and Practice: www.body-psychotherapy.org.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays. During the day and evening appointments
Types of client