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Dr Ruth Leathes

Dr Ruth Femke Leathes

Psychology

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Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

About us

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and fully registered as a Practitioner Psychologist by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy for adults and young people (of secondary school age). I work integratively across therapies according to need. I work using an holistic approach, helping my clients as a whole, rather than merely treating particular symptoms, unless of course such specific focus is preferred or required.

My Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) is from Oxford University. My doctoral thesis explored the effectiveness of Schema Therapy (a form of cognitive therapy) for people suffering from Anorexia Nervosa. In doctoral training I undertook placements working with adults, children, older adults and people with learning disabilities. I chose to complete a specialist placement in an NHS adult eating disorders service.

Following qualification I have worked in a specialist NHS unit, offering individual, group and family therapy to young people as in-patients, day-patients and out-patients. My NHS role focused primarily on eating disorders, OCD, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Since qualifying from my doctorate I have trained fully in Schema Therapy and completed further training in CBT.

Areas of interest

Anxiety; Depression; Low self-esteem; Eating difficulties; Personality disorders

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (5-50)

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