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About me

I have been working as a psychotherapist for 15 years, offering short- and long-term psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families.

Counselling and psychotherapy can give you the opportunity to talk, listen, and be listened to, in safety and in confidence.  It is a chance to express how you feel, say the unsayable, and be supported in taking these risks. Whether you come on your own, as part of a couple, or as a family, you will be given the space to understand more about yourself, and explore new ways of relating to others.

Warmth and compassion are central to my work, alongside a rigorous attention to the detail of what you bring.  I offer a place where you will be supported without being given advice, and challenged without being judged.

Please see my website for further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Supervision (Bath Centre for Supervision, Training and Development)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (University of Bristol)
  • Graduate Certificate in Couple Counselling (Relate/University of East London)
  • MSc (Econ.) Social Policy and Planning (London School of Economics)
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy and Modern Languages (University of Oxford)

I have worked with individuals, couples and families at Relate (2005-2011); at the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (2007-2009); and at the Bridge Foundation (2011-2015).  Since 2012, I have been a member of the UKCP’s Professional Conduct Committee.  Alongside my work as a psychotherapist, I run workshops on behalf of the Donor Conception Network.

I have been fully qualified and UKCP-registered since 2010, and in private practice since 2011.  I have a supervisor with whom I discuss my work, and regularly attend training and workshops to further develop my practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family therapy

Fees

Additional information

Please see my website for further details.

Bristol
BS8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

The work that I do with supervisees is a hugely important part of my practice.

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Ruth Yudkin PGDip, UKCP registered

Ruth Yudkin PGDip, UKCP registered