Ruth Lewis Clarke MA Cantab, Dipl. Psych.
Kingston Upon Thames
For me, the journey of psychotherapy is about understanding yourself better, so that you gain the confidence to reveal more of your authentic self; find your voice, and discover what really brings you satisfaction.
The journey also gave me the confidence to change aspects of my life which no longer worked for me, and to find new and more rewarding paths.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered and accredited as a psychotherapist with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). I trained at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in London. The five year postgraduate diploma programme is accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
As part of my training, I spent time as a voluntary counsellor and therapist at Kingston Women's Centre, where I now see private clients. I also worked, and continue to work, as a voluntary counsellor at Living Well, St Charles' Hospital for Health & Wellbeing, which helps men and women with HIV. I also undertook a psychiatric observational placement at The Maudsley Hospital, which gave me an insight into the mental health system, and have completed training in DSM-5 disorders. I am particularly interested in relationship problems and facilitate a weekend course entitled: "Blueprints to Relationship". Who we are is one side of the coin, how we relate to one another is the other side of the coin.
Before training as a psychotherapist, I worked in marketing, media and PR. In France I worked in an international business school, and in London for a global executive search firm, as well as working for international news organisations. I spent seven years living in Indianapolis, USA. With my background in business, as well as juggling the needs of family life, I bring an understanding of what it is like to try to balance two such different worlds.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£50. Reduced rates also available.
I work in central and SW London. I work across all the major modalities (ie psychodynamic, humanistic and transpersonal). I work creatively, often working with dreams and the creative imagination. But above all I offer a safe, holding space for clients to explore their issues. Depending on what you need, I can offer short-term therapy – 12 weeks; or long-term therapy – usually about a year or longer. And therapy can be terminated at any time. To get started, phone or email me to set up an initial appointment to discuss what you want to get out of counselling. If you are happy to continue we will arrange a second appointment and arrange to meet weekly.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays 10-2pm. Some evenings.
Types of client