Ruth Calland

Ruth Calland

35 Campbell Road
E17 6RR

020 8509 0537

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About me

Hello. I offer individual counselling and psychotherapy, couples counselling, and supervision. Therapy can be short-term or long-term. Usually people work with me in an open-ended way, which means that we continue until you feel that you're ready to start winding down.

My way of working is integrative - I integrate several approaches. One of these is Jungian, which means that I see our work together as a part of your unfolding journey throughout life. My work is also person-centred: you are valued for who you are, and you decide what you want to focus on in our sessions.

Another approach that I use is psychodynamics, which is about the unconscious processes which inform the way we all behave. Our work might involve looking at patterns of behaviour in relationships, perhaps influenced by events early in your life.

I have experience in helping people with issues in many areas, including bereavement, family and relationships, depression, anger, affairs, anxiety, abuse, low self-esteem, eating disorders,
low self-confidence, child-related, stress, work related, family,sexuality, termination, abandonment, dependency, loss and change.

If you'd like to talk with me to see how we get on, I'd be happy to chat on the phone about what you're looking for. If you'd like to come and see me for an initial session, you can then decide whether you'd like to continue.

Please see my website for further details.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been a therapist for 26 years and am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I began as a volunteer counsellor for Relate, where I worked for 6 years. I have set up two counselling services, one at Newham VIth Form College, and another in Hackney working with the long-term unemployed. I have worked with a wide range of clients and issues, including people from many different countries and cultures.

2011 Began training as a Jungian Analyst at the British Psychotherapy Foundation (ongoing).

2003 MSc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development, British Association for Psychotherapy, and Birkbeck College

2002 Accepted onto the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors

2002 Accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

1996 Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling, Theory & Practice

1987 MA in Painting, Chelsea School of Art

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Inter-cultural issues
Life crisis
relationship issues
family issues


Individuals: £70
Couples: £100
Supervision: £70
Some concessionary rates available

Further information

I am an artist, and have a studio in London.

I am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and adhere to their code of ethics.

Maps & Directions

London, E17 6RR

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I offer supervision to practitioners and students of the following approaches: person-centred/ psychodynamic/ integrative.

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