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About Ruth Calland
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‘Connect’ Assessment and Referral Service

Individual therapy with Ruth Calland
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About Ruth Calland

I am an experienced therapist and supervisor, and started off by working as a volunteer counsellor for Relate in 1989. In 1996 I was awarded the Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling (theory and practice).

I worked with teenagers for six years, when I ran a counselling service in a VIth Form College in Newham, London. There I experienced working with people from many different cultures, including refugees.

In 1999 I set up a counselling service for unemployed people, and ran this until 2002. I have also worked as a counsellor in two GP surgeries, receiving referrals directly from the GPs.

In 2002 I was accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and accepted onto the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors. I am now a Senior Accredited practitioner with BACP.

In 2004 I graduated from an MSc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development (Jungian stream) from the British Association of Psychotherapists and Birkbeck College. As part of this course I undertook a 2 year infant observation with written paper.

In 2007 I established Connect, an assessment and referral service for people in East London, with an attached peer support group for therapists of diverse backgrounds, making connections between different ways of working .

I have teaching experience on Counselling Degree courses and have run many different workshops on psychological themes.

I have been in private practice since 1996, and in 2011 began an advanced training in three times per week Jungian Analysis at the British Psychotherapy Foundation. I am also an artist.