Ruth Roseweir

Type of therapist: Counselling

Location: London


Anxiety Emotional regulation Mental Health issues Self-esteem Bullying Adoption and Fostering Parent/Child relationships Personal Development Parent/Carer Support Developmental Trauma Identity issues Grief and Loss


  • MA/Diploma in Social Work. (2000)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in systemic practice with Children and Young People's IAPT (2017)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Intensive Training (2018)
  • Registered with Social Work England


  • I qualified as a Social Worker in 2000 at the University of Hull. Specialist areas of study were children, working with people misusing substances and palliative care.
  • Between 2000 -2015 I worked with people misusing substances within NHS and local authority settings. This was mostly direct work with adults, but did include work with young people too.
  • Much of my work in substance use services included supporting individuals with underlying emotional and mental health difficulties, This included identifying finding alternative coping strategies to cope with difficult feelings.
  • In 2015, I joined NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. I now have over six years in in this area working with children, young people and their families . I have worked in different NHS trusts in London, enabling me to work alongside, and learn from a range of professionals in different disciplines.
  • In 2016 I completed the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) Postgraduate Diploma with Kings College University . I specialised in systemic family therapy with children and young people with self-harm and depression, or conduct disorder. This work included supporting parents as well as children, thus I was able to draw on my previous work with adults.
  • In 2018 I completed dialectical behaviour therapy training. This training was around helping adolescents regulate emotions. A key part of this approach is mindfulness.
  • I believe that the most important part of working with children, young people and adults is building a therapeutic alliance where people feel safe to talk. My approach is multi-model, holistic and needs-led. This means I draw on a range of theoretical models, adapting to meet the needs of people I work with.
  • I focus on helping service users and their families to gain an understanding of difficulties and the context in which they occur, thereby identifying different ways of managing them.

Interesting / fun facts

  • I have been experimenting with growing my own vegetables, albeit with slightly mixed success!

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