Counselling Psychologist & Associate
Ruth Anderson is a Counselling Psychologist with a Doctorate from the University of Roehampton, London. She has worked in the NHS for the last 7 years and currently holds a senior NHS post working with teenagers, adults, and older adults who have blood conditions. Ruth has experience of working with individuals facing a range of difficulties in life, including depression and anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, trauma, relationship problems, and people living with long-term health conditions, including cancer, sickle cell disease, and thalassaemia.
Within her practice, Ruth strives to provide an empathic, curious, and non-judgemental space where people feel safe to explore their difficulties and make changes in life. Ruth works collaboratively with clients and is always guided by the client’s hopes and aims for therapy. She is able to offer therapy which is focussed or more exploratory.
Ruth has a strong interest in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) because it provides a clear and comprehensive understanding of why humans experience emotional distress, and offers practical ways to reduce distress and increase inner safeness and soothing. Ruth bases her practice on humanistic values and approaches, which emphasise the uniqueness and potential of each individual. As well as Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Ruth also draws from her experience of contemporary Person-Centred Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Ruth Anderson - Training and Experience
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