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Ruth Steadman

Ruth spent her twenties working for the British film industry, but at 30 realised she wanted to do more with her life. Psychotherapy had always interested her, and so she took the decision to retrain and change career. In addition to her work as a therapist, Ruth is a writer, and a keen believer in the importance of a good work-life balance for overall wellbeing; this change of career has therefore allowed her time for writing and other creative pursuits. Ruth also frequently travels to Italy, where she is planning to offer CBT retreats in the near future.

At the heart of Ruth’s CBT practice is a commitment to a rich, meaningful and courageous engagement with living. Ruth believes in a creative and adaptive approach to therapy, within which the craft of CBT and the therapeutic relationship are central. She is particularly influenced and inspired by the newer developments in CBT, including mindfulness and compassion-focused therapy.

Ruth is fully accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (BABCP) and has over ten years mental health experience gained in a variety of settings. She has enjoyed training by some of the leading thinkers in contemporary CBT, and also has prior training in psychodynamic counselling skills. In addition to her private practice, Ruth works for the NHS as a CBT therapist and supervisor.

For more information about Ruth, please visit her website.


• British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (BABCP) Accredited

• 2013: PGDip Cognitive Behaviour Therapies – Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

• 2011: PGCert Psychology – Birkbeck College, London

• 2009: PGDip Cognitive Behavioural and other Outcomes-Based Interventions – UCL

• 2007: Certificate in Counselling Skills – Westminster Pastoral Foundation

• 1998: BA (Hons) Philosophy – University of Kent

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