Simon RuddIntegrative psychotherapist
I am an integrative psychotherapist- this means my approach to therapy utilises insight and wisdom from a range of psychotherapeutic traditions. This might include working with you to reflect on your developmental and relational patterns; as well as working in a compassionate way with your here and now reality.
Many people find that talking about their story with a professional precipitates a natural process of change. I find mindfulness informed psychotherapy a key tool to boost resilience in short term work and also offer open ended exploratory psychotherapy.
As well as private practice I am an experienced counsellor who has worked with staff and students in higher education and have a special interest in working with Study Abroad and international students. I established a counselling service for a leading higher education institute and continue to offer consultancy and training for a range of higher education providers.
I offer a warm, confidential, and safe space to explore your concerns in peaceful consulting rooms in the heart of London and in north London. Our work may be short term (6-12 sessions), or an open ended contract, with meetings taking place weekly.
My other areas of specialization include negotiating life transitions, working with loss, bereavement, and trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship challenges.
I am registered with GeoBlue and Vitality health insurance.
Please get in touch to arrange an initial consultation
OnlineI also provide my services online.
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Types of therapy
My standard fee is £85 per session based on a standard 50-minute session. I offer some concession rates and some reduced cost slots online- please ask.
Training and qualifications
I continue to study and work to broaden and enrich my understanding of what makes us well and what limits us. This means that I am always becoming and trying to grow- or indeed step back and replenish and rest. I participate in CPD within the psychotherapy field and beyond in order to facilitate these cycles of growth.
Formal Qualifications Include:
MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Member of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Certificate of Education (Citizenship and Humanities)