Dr. Simone Ruddick


5 - 10 years experience

About me

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist providing psychological therapy for individuals with a wide range of difficulties. The Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology has equipped me with a rigorous training in clinical practice, as well as professional research skills at doctoral level, enabling me to become an effective and competent Practitioner Psychologist.

I strongly believe that we are all individuals who respond to difficulties in life very differently, therefore treatment is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual.

Please contact the Customer Success Team if you plan on using private medical insurance to cover your appointment(s) costs.

Education, Qualtifications and Experience

I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology, and a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I have fourteen years experience in the NHS as a sexual health adviser and HIV counsellor and extensive experience of working in the NHS, voluntary and private sectors, delivering psychological treatment for a range of problems. I specialise in working with patients and their families who are negotiating a variety of difficulties including: cancer diagnosis, treatment, post- treatment problems, telling their children and bereavement.

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Professional Memberships

I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) the Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Services & Prices

Individual consultation Free

A one-to-one session with a counselling psychologist. After an initial assessment understanding your needs and goals, the psychologist may recommend a course of sessions.

50 min

Couples consultation £100.00

A joint appointment for couples to discuss the shared experience and impact of a cancer diagnosis. After an initial assessment to understand your needs and goals the psychologist may recommend a course of sessions.

50 min

Talking to your child about cancer £100.00

A session to discuss and navigate and difficulties you may experience when discussing your diagnosis, treatment and prognosis with a child or young person. This may be a one off session or a series of sessions based on identified needs and support.

50 min

Follow-up (couples) £100.00

A planned session following your initial appointment with your psychologist.

50 min

Follow-up session (individual) £100.00

A planned session following an initial appointment with your psychologist.

50 min