Ruth Wismayer

Ruth Wismayer

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London SE15
Sessions from £60.00


  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I have experience of working with a range of age groups from 5 to 18, engaging with a variety of issues including learning difficulties, behavioural and social problems, attachment problems, self harm, bereavement, traumatic separation, domestic violence, sexual abuse and issues surrounding fostering and adoption.

I also run a private practice, offering weekly therapy sessions for children and teenagers experiencing depression, anxiety or other mental health issues.

Since graduating from Birkbeck College London, I have been providing therapy for children in inner city primary schools and a specialist secondary school for pupils excluded from mainstream education. 

My approach is person-centred. This means that the client is encouraged to lead the session, whilst I try to respond to the underlying anxieties and conflicts being expressed. I use psychodynamic theory to inform the work, enabling me to make connections with the child’s past. Therapy can provide a safe and confidential space within which a child may explore their inner world either through play, role play, artwork or just talking. Regular, weekly sessions can create in the child a sense of continuity; of being held; of having parameters within which to experiment, build trust and communicate.

Please visit my website for more information.

What I can help with

Eating disorders, Obsessions, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, ADD / ADHD, Asperger syndrome, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Stress

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Children, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work