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. My specialisms are anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma and PTSD . I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, EMDR Practitioner and Life Coach with experience gained from  the NHS, MIND (mental health charity), Social Services and from my private practice in Sevenoaks. EMDR is a treatment approved by NICE and used within the NHS. 

You may want to explore an issue related to work, family, partner, friend, career or personal to yourself. Whatever you want to share I offer a safe, supportive, confidential and professional environment in which you will receive an understanding, compassionate, empathic, respectful and non-judgemental approach.

Counselling is about healing feelings, if feelings are damaged they affect our thoughts, behaviours and overall well being.   Being able to mentally separate yourself from a debilitating past or present offers you the freedom to feel empowered and motivated to make the changes you need to and achieve the life you want.   I know that counselling and psychotherapy can be helpful - I too have grown and developed with the use of therapy.   

I use a range of therapies predominantly psychodynamic, CBT, person centred and EMDR.  My therapy room in Sevenoaks is comfortable and I hope you will be able to feel supported and relaxed to talk about what you want, when you want.  This is your time and therapy will be at your pace to confront your issues as and when you want, you have the foot on the brake pedal.

Part of our work together will help inform you of why you feel as you do,  this helps you in taking back control of your thoughts and feelings which may have become overwhelming and chaotic.  An interweave of therapies will also support you in addressing  whatever you want to deal with - this is your time.


I offer an assessment session of 75 minutes.  It is important to have sufficient time for you to be able to have your questions answered and for me to discuss with you, in an unhurried way, what you would like from therapy.  You are under no obligation to commit after the assessment, it is very important that you feel comfortable with the therapeutic process and myself, so the choice to continue is yours.

If you decide you would like to continue sessions in Sevenoaks are normally booked on a weekly basis on the same day and time that is convenient to you.


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 Counsellor endorsed by the professional body BACP, a qualified life coach and EMDR Practitioner.  EMDR is a treatment approved by NICE and accepted for use within the NHS.

I am a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Life Coach trained in an integrative approach, which means I have a variety of techniques to use 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
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 foucses 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 support an 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




Assessment (75 minutes)    £50.00

50 Minute sessions             £40.00
                                           £30.00 Students

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 although they are sometimes limited due to my other working commitments, but I will endeavour to meet your requirements as closely as I can.

Easy parking.

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 return your communication.

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 Friday - Morning and Afternoon

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