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 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 like or for just a brief period if you want to talk about something that's bothering you.

What brings people to therapy?

There is a wide variety of difficulties that my clients bring to sessions. So many things can get in the way of feeling okay and up for making enjoyable relationships that have value and meaning for you as an individual. On the face of it, what you might want to talk about can seem either too small to mention or too big to bear.

• Present-day problems such as affairs, conflict, sexual difficulties, family dynamics, difficulties in communication, addiction can lead to relationship breakdown, feelings of hopelessness or depression.

• Blended families, where there are complicated extended relationships, and multicultural or inter-racial partnerships may be helped by therapy.

• For other people difficulties such as illness, loss, ageing, in fact all the stuff that accompany life stages can scupper hopes for contentment.

• Past difficulties, from earlier phases of your life and even within the life of the generations before, can affect us in our present life, leaving within us all sorts of feelings such as anger, emptiness, sadness or depression.

• I have particular interest in working with identity problems, self esteem issues, depression, issues around sexuality or social alienation.

Sometimes people feel they know about what is going on for them, but feel unable to get out of the hole, so to speak. For others the situation can feel more opaque and therapy can clarify what is at the heart of the matter. Therapy can help you grow and develop, however young or old you feel. Living more productively with others, as well as with your self, is a realistic aim. Increased insight and confidence, leading to richer relationships and the possibility of fulfilling your goals are only few of the lasting benefits I have experienced and witnessed.

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 to 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 am presently Chair of the organization.

My Supervision Training was at SAP, and further training continues at Tavistock Relationships. 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 range of fees is between £60.00 and £100.00

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: Unspecified


I offer sessions from Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 7.30pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme