Ruth Shane

Ruth Shane


020 7249 7036 / 07886 498 269

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020 7249 7036 / 07886 498 269

About me

I bring 25 years of training, experience and expertise to working face to face with both couples and with individuals. I have two sides to my practice, one as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and the other as a couple therapist. You can contact me for one-to-one therapy or for couple therapy.
I am happy to engage with whatever you bring; I won't judge you and I won't tell you what to do. You can come for as long as you find useful or for just a brief period if you want to talk about something that's bothering you. It can seem that whatever is on your mind is either too small to mention or too big to bear. But every difficulty is respected and valued for the insight it provides into deeper issues.
There is a wide variety of themes that my clients bring to sessions. So many things can get in the way of feeling able to live a life that has value and meaning for you as an individual.

I enjoy working with
• relationship problems between partners, including sexual difficulties,
• problems such as anxiety, depression, rage, and thoughts and feelings related to your inner world
• blended families, where there are complicated extended relationships, and multicultural or inter-racial partnerships.
• the effect and meaning of events such as illness, loss, and ageing.
• Intergenerational patterns and childhood trauma, that is, pain that we may still be carrying or repeating.
Sometimes people feel they know about what is going on for them, but feel unable to get unstuck. For others therapy can help to clarify what is at the heart of the matter. The process can help you grow and develop, at any stage of life. Living a more contented and fulfilled life is a realistic aim, as is increased self-esteem and confidence.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a therapist for over 25 years, and I still have a very real conviction in the usefulness and value of Psychotherapy.

I have two areas of qualification and practice. Firstly I trained as a Couple Therapist at London Marriage Guidance, now part of the highly regarded Tavistock Relationships, where I have continued to teach and supervise both students and experienced practitioners over for many years. Secondly, I also trained and graduated into Membership of the Guild of Psychotherapists as an Individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and I was Chair of that organization for 6 years.

My Supervision Training was at SAP, and further training continues as the need arises. In order to train, I underwent personal psychotherapy for many years.

As a founder member of IAPT training for Couple Therapy for Depression, I ran training courses for practitioners throughout the Country. I have taught workshops for students at the University of East London, and lead seminars on clinical work with couples from an Attachment perspective. I offer supervision and consultation to professional psychotherapists.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


My fee for individual work is between between £65.00 and £75.00. My fee for couple therapy is £100.00-£120.00

Maps & Directions

London, N16

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

ground floor access


I offer sessions from Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 7.30pm. usually I can offer daytime appointments at short notice.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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