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.