Ruth Pimenta

Ruth Pimenta

Islington
London
N7

07866 758988

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Islington
London
N7

07866 758988

About me

" Listening is a matter of paying deep genuine attention- with eyes open and seeing, mind open and learning and heart open and feeling."  Cooper and Sawaf.

This is the essence of my approach.

Hello and thank you for looking at my profile.

My name is Ruth and I have worked as a therapist for over 17 years-in private practice, and in the voluntary and public sectors. I undertake therapy with adults, children and couples, and am committed to working within an equal opportunities framework.

My aim is that together we will build a therapeutic relationship so that you feel safe enough to trust me with the challenges that you are currently experiencing. I bring compassion, warmth, integrity, respect and honesty to my work and recognise the importance of creativity, humour and constructive challenge in supporting you. In my practice, I support clients to develop understanding and resilience so that all can live fuller and happier lives.

My primary approach is person-centred talking therapy. However, I have also trained in an energy psychotherapy called Advanced Integrative Therapy. It works on the premise that our bodies as well as our minds carry the memories of everything that we have experienced - our joys and triumphs as well as any traumas that we have been through. It is a gentle and effective approach and I offer it as part of the therapy to all clients should they choose to incorporate it into our work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Membership: Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Qualifications: Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (2000) (BACP Accredited)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy (2002)
MA in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (2007) Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust

Other Training: AIT (Advanced Integrative Therapy) Basics, MAP, Multi-Causal Illness, Presence and Dissociation

Some of the issues I have worked with include: depression, anxiety, self esteem, stress, anger management, relationship difficulties, separation, loss, bereavement, parenting, infertility and childlessness. I have also worked with difficulties with sexuality, domestic violence and abuse, work issues, redundancy, eating issues and addictions.

All therapists are obliged to undertake personal therapy as part of their training. I have benefitted from therapy and use my experience to support others to overcome their own difficulties and to notice when the past influences the present and impacts on their lives and relationships.

I am also obliged to access regular supervision which I undertake on a fortnightly basis. All client information is anonymised in order to respect client confidentiality.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation to potential clients.

I charge £50 for a 60-minute session and £60 for a 90-minute AIT sessions.

I usually start with 60-minute talking therapy sessions and we will then consider whether to incorporate AIT into our work together.

I have some spaces available at a concessionary rate for those who are in receipt of benefits, who are students or who are retired.

I do not charge for sessions that are cancelled provided that 48 hours notice has been given.

Please feel free to contact me to find out more.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm wishes,
Ruth

Further information

In my personal life, I enjoy dancing, singing, meditation and hiking.

Maps & Directions

London, N7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Spanish

Availability

Daytime and evenings

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme