Ruth Calland

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BA (Hons), MA, MSc
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London, E17 6RR
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About me

Hello. I offer individual counselling, Jungian psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, Jungian sandplay therapy, 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, dissociative disorders,
low self-confidence, child-related, stress, work related, family, sexuality, termination, abandonment, dependency, loss and change.

My practice is queer friendly, gender affirmative, and neurodivergence aware. I am able to work with transcultural issues, ethnicity, and experiences of racialisation. 

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 32 years and am registered with  the British Psychoanalytic Council. 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.

2020-21  Chair of the British Jungian Analytic Association

2019  Won the Fordham Prize for my paper 'Race, Power and Intimacy'

2018-20  Taught as a Group Facilitator on the bpf course Psychotherapy Today

2018  Qualified as a Jungian Analyst with the British Jungian Analytic Association, at the British Psychotherapy Foundation.

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

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British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
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British Psychoanalytic Council

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Inter-cultural issues
Life crisis
relationship issues
family issues


£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Refugees

Additional information

Individuals: £100
Couples: £150
Supervision: £100  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

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

35 Campbell Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 6RR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I enjoy helping supervisees to fulfil their full potential as therapists, exploring casework and its challenges in a creative and supportive way.

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Ruth Calland
Ruth Calland