City Road Therapy – Professional face-to-face & online Therapy in London

Ruth Richardson

I am a BACP accredited therapist committed to offering a safe, empathic space, free of judgement, where you are welcome to talk about and explore any issues that are causing you distress.

Taking the step to see a counsellor may feel daunting. If you decide to take that step you might find that counselling can make a real difference when you are going through tough times and that feeling accepted for who you are, feeling heard and understood and not judged for what you feel or think, does help.

Person-centred therapy with Ruth

I am a person-centred therapist. This means that our sessions will be tailored to your unique needs and goals and we will have regular reviews to ensure that you are getting what you feel you need. I see counselling as a collaborative process with the aim to empower and enable you to recognise and address aspects in your life which you may find problematic or confusing.

Together, we will explore how you experience yourself and life with the aim of bringing clarity to those aspects with which you are struggling, enabling you to decide how to manage your life and to meet life’s challenges with greater awareness of your resources and strengths.

Qualifications and experience

I have a BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling from Middlesex University and a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the Metanoia Institute.

Alongside my private practice I am currently working at a London NHS Trust, where I see people who have been affected by a diagnosis of cancer.

I have a background in international human resources and an interest and experience in workplace issues and conflict resolution.

I am a naturalised German immigrant and I have lived and worked in different countries before settling in the UK, over 36 years ago. This gives me an awareness of cultural diversity and of different issues and feelings, such as feelings of isolation and loss of identity, which may occur after having uprooted to a new environment.

Languages other than English



Initial 50 minute session: £50
Ongoing 50 minute sessions: £60

I offer a limited number of reduced-cost places, please contact me for details.

Session fees are payable by cash at the end of each session or via Paypal on my website.

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