Ruth Hannah Maw-Dip.Couns.MBACP(Accred).Adv.Dip.Life Coaching.EMDR Practitioner

Ruth Hannah Maw-Dip.Couns.MBACP(Accred).Adv.Dip.Life Coaching.EMDR Practitioner

TN13 3TQ


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TN13 3TQ


About me

HELLO I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychological Therapist .  Treatment to address unhealthy thoughts and feelings can begin with your curiosity to get better - SO WELCOME.  If you feel lost and confused and can't find the strength and clarity to find a way through it, DONT STAND ALONE.  When thoughts and feelings get damaged they need to be treated, do this now and reclaim your life.

I am an experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner and Life Coach.  I currently work within the NHS, have a Private Practice and work with a Homicidal Bereavement Agency.  My clinical work allows me to work with a wide variety of clients.  I take a holistic approach to the therapy I offer, treating the whole person and believing the work begins with the relationship between client and therapist.  

Whatever your experience, you have a fundamental right as a human being to live without burden or baggage - so whatever you want to share I offer a safe, supportive and confidential space.  Part of our work together is the restoration of happiness and harmony in yourself and your environment.

My Psychotherapy, Counselling and CBT skills offer me the opportunity to support you to address problems in your present day thinking and feeling, but I am also a qualified Trauma Therapist supporting clients with more complex issues.  If there has been a time when you have experienced an emotionally overwhelming event or events in the past or present, I can help you move on from this.  EMDR, which has been approved by NICE for the treatment of PTSD can be used for these deeper issues.  However it is also very effective for other issues such as anxiety, depression, abuse, phobias and self-esteem.


My sessions are offered on a weekly basis, although some clients prefer fortnightly, which I can accommodate.  The first appointment is your opportunity to decide if you think the therapy I offer is suitable for you and therefore there is no obligation to commit after this session.


The benefits are very personal and therefore extensive, but  below will give you an idea of some of the areas that can be addressed:

Personal Growth
Self Awareness
Healing Troubled Emotions

Increased Confidence
Release of unhelpful beliefs
Discovering solutions
Putting the past behind you
Dealing with a traumatic past

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am an Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor endorsed by the professional body BACP, a qualified Life Coach and EMDR Practitioner.  EMDR is a psychological treatment approved by NICE for PTSD and accepted for use within the NHS.
  • I am a Member of the UKPTS (UK Psychological Trauma Society)
  • I am a Member of PODS (Positive Outcome for Dissociative Survivors)

    I am trained in an integrative approach, which means I have a variety of techniques in order to find the appropriate approach to suit you.  I have full professional indemnity insurance and  I am bound by the BACP code of ethics.

    Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
    EMDR Practitioner
    Advanced Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Certificate in Psychotraumatology.
    Certificated in Trauma Therapy
    City and Guilds Counselling - Level III
    City and Guilds Counselling - Level II
    City and Guilds Interpersoanl Skills

    My style of work focuses on the importance of a good working relationship between my client and myself, alongside this I use creative, visual, practical and auditory approaches to support our work together.  I adopt a holistic approach to my therapy in order to heal the whole person.

    I continue to expand my knowledge by regularly attending workshops and training courses.  Some of the more recent one I have attended covered:-

    Complex Trauma
    Understanding anxiety
    Anger Management

    Self Harm
    Personality Disorder
    Bi-polar/Hearing Voices
    Substance Abuse
    Sexual Abuse

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • The Therapy Room



50 Minute sessions              £50.00
                                         £40.00 Counselling Students

                                         £60 Couples


1 Hour Sessions                   £75.00

Further information

I enjoy working with people from a variey of backgrounds.   No matter what culture, sexual orientation, age or social environment nobody is discriminated against and is accepted for who they are.

Appointments are available day time and evening on specified days.

Easy parking.  No disable access.

Central and accessible location in Sevenoaks.

Contact me by email or telephone and I will return your call as soon as I can.  However if I do not get back to you immediately please do not feel I have ignored you, I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Maps & Directions

Sevenoaks, TN13 3TQ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Tuesday - Evening Thursday - Afternoon Thursday - Evening Saturday Morning

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme