Ruth Birkebaek - Transactional Analyst, Integrative Psychotherapist,Supervisor
I am a medical Doctor, a UKCP reg. Psychotherapist, a Certified Integrative Psychotherapist trainer & supervisor, a Certified Transactional Analyst - PTSTA, working with couples, individuals and groups.
I've got a special focus on psychosomatic illness, on how the emotions can affect your body. And how to treat the symptoms your body has created to compensate for the emotional pain.
I also have a special interest in the effects of childhood neglect/abuse in adulthood. I've been treating victims of psychological neglect for over 15 years
I use online consultations and face to face methods to successfully treat a variety of psychological problems.
I have a relational, talking approach; based on the ongoing relationship with my clients.I work to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere to help people achieve spontaneity, intimacy with themselves and others, breaking up old paradigms in order to achieve their own autonomy.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a Psychotherapist, I work with a relational and developmental approach, which includes Transactional Analysis, Integrative Psychotherapy, Self-Psychology, Object Relations Therapy, Psychosomatic Medicine. I am also a Master in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
I am also a trainer and a clinical supervisor - PTSTA, CIIPTS (IIPA)
I am member of:
BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
UKCP (United Kingdom Counselling and Psychotherapy)
UKATA (united Kingdom association for Transactional Analysis)
EATA (European Association For Transactional Analysis)
IIPA (International Integrative Psychotherapy Association)
In addition to English, I speak fluent Portuguese.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Body image, psychological aspects of Plastic Surgery, Psychosomatic Medicine ( emotional aspects of cronic illness), cross-cultural issues, shame.
In addition to English, I also speak fluent Portuguese.
I am available for adults, couples and groups, online and face-to-face
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Day and evening sessions
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a UKCP reg Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, offering clinical supervision to qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, and to those in training or in related professions.