Charlotte Ruxton - Adult and Adolescent Psychotherapist MBACP
I am an experienced, accredited and personable psychotherapist working face to face/online with both adults and adolescents in central London and from near my home in Berkshire. Finding the right therapist for you is so important, therefore I offer a free initial consultation so we can chat about what therapy may best suit your needs, and if I am the right therapist for you.
Whether you are an individual in search of help or a parent looking for your child, I understand that it is hard to know where to start when finding a therapist. Therefore when we first chat, we will think about what has brought you here, what you may hope to achieve from therapy, and if working together has the potential for change for the better. We will also discuss whether open ended or short term therapy might be best for you.
I believe my caring, honest and kind approach as a therapist leads to positive change within individuals. At the core of my approach is a belief that understanding our immediate/past experiences may enable us to make sense of difficult feelings or events, and spur future changes in our lives. I provide a confidential and safe space for you to talk and feel heard, and where understanding may be gained. We can explore the difficulties you may be going through, free from judgement, and think about what experiences may have shaped your life as it is today.
I offer specialist support in the following areas;
-Covid related worries
-Major life changes
-Counter-productive coping strategies, (including but not limited to) self harm, disordered eating, addiction.
As well as working in private practice in both London and Berkshire, I also practice within a secondary school. As part of the professional standard I maintain regular professional development through supervision, courses and training.
Training, qualifications & experience
-I am a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist having completed a 5 year postgraduate clinical and academic training at the highly respected WPF Therapy.
-I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Theory and Practice from the University of Roehampton.
-I have a Diploma in Adolescent Counselling in Schools, (Person-centred) from the Metanoia Institute.
-I also have a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills from WPF Therapy.
-In addition I have a BSc in Sociology and Psychology (1st Hons).
-I am a Co-Founder and director of Private Psychotherapy London.
-I have experience working with the Samaritans, WPF Therapy and in private practice providing psychotherapy and counselling and undertaking consultations/assessments.
-I am committed to my on-going professional development and I am a professional member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), British Associate of Counselling, Psychotherapy (BACP), and the Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC). All of these organisations have strict ethical codes and professional standards of confidentiality to which I subscribe.
-I continue to work in private practice as well as in a secondary school as a counsellor.
-Previously I have also been a tutor in a secondary school, and prior to my career as a psychotherapist I worked with the Armed Forces. As such I have practical and clinical experience of the differing pressures placed on adults or adolescents from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
-Initial Consultation Free of Charge.
-From £60 per session and calculated in proportion to income. Some concessionary rates may be available, please ask.
Concessions offered for
Please do ask regarding sessions at concessionary rates and availability.