Biography

Ruth Williams practices as a Jungian Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist in London, with consulting rooms in:

  • The Belsize/Hampstead area of North West London with good transport links to either Belsize Park underground (Northern Line) or Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line). The C11 bus takes you to the end of the road. There is also ample parking nearby.
  • E14 (close to Canary Wharf).

 

Both consultation rooms are in quiet, private environments where we will not be disturbed.

She works with adults and couples as a Psychotherapist and Analyst, as well as being a Supervisor and Consultant to fellow professionals.

Ruth Williams is a member of the Association of Jungian Analysts in London, and of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, Zurich.

Ruth is accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council. She is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (Council for Psychoanalysis & Jungian Analysis (CPJA). She is also a member of The Minster Centre and registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy as part of the Humanistic & Integrative Section.

She is registered as a Supervisor with the British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (BAPPS) and is on the UKCP Directory of Supervisors for both the CPJA and Humanistic/Integrative Colleges.

She is a training therapist and supervisor for a number of UKCP organisations.

Ruth Williams was an Hon. Psychotherapist at the Royal London Hospital (2003-2012).

Ruth was Chair of the Confederation for Analytical Psychology (2011-2017) (see www.confederation-an-psych.uk).

Publications:

Ruth has written various entries in The Encyclopaedia of Psychology & Religion (Eds. D. A. Leeming, K. Madden, S. Marlan) (New York: Springer, 2009).

Ruth wrote a chapter on “Analytical Psychology” in The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Ed. Feltham and Horton) (London: Sage, 2012) (updated edition forthcoming).

Ruth wrote a chapter on “Atonement” in Alchemy and Psychotherapy: Post-Jungian Perspectives (Ed. Mathers) (London and New York: Routledge, 2014)(now translated into Russian).

Ruth edited a feature in the UK Council for Psychotherapy’s journal, The Psychotherapist, in Summer 2011 (Issue 48) containing a selection of articles which give a general overview of contemporary Jungian Analysis. See PDF.

Ruth edited the proceedings of a conference on “Jungian Analysis and Humanistic Psychotherapy: Critical Connections – Past, Present and Future” (Self & Society Vol.43 Issue 3: Routledge, 2015).

To hear the talks see www.confederation-an-psych.uk/event/critical-connections-past-present-and-future/

A Dangerous Method

On 11th February 2012, in her capacity as Chair of the Confederation for Analytical Psychology (CAP), Ruth chaired a one day conference to coincide with the general release of David Cronenberg’s film, A Dangerous Method. The film is based on Christopher Hampton’s stage play of the same name, itself based on John Kerr’s A Most Dangerous Method which is an exploration of the history of the early days of psychoanalysis and the relationships between Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung and Sabina Spielrein who was a patient of both men, profoundly influenced their thinking, and became an analyst and child psychologist in her own right. CAP arranged for an exclusive private viewing of the film which was followed by discussion with six internationally renowned figures who are experts in their fields. For a pdf of the conference flyer click here.

A slightly abridged version of Ruth’s opening comments can be found here.

Sound files of the six talks are set out below, together with a brief biography of each speaker.

Lisa Appignanesi
Author of the prize-winning Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the present and All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion, as well as co-author of Freud’s Women. Chair, Freud Museum, London.
Click here to listen.

Deirdre Bair
Author of Jung: A Biography. Winner of the 2004 Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (in the US) for best biography and finalist in biography for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Other award-winning biographies include Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir and Anais Nin.
Click here to listen.

Helena Bassil-Morozow
Is a cultural studies theorist and film scholar. Her monographs include Tim Burton: the Monster and the Crowd and The Trickster in Contemporary Film.
Click here to listen.

Christopher Hauke
Author of Jung and the Postmodern: Interpretation of Realities and Jung and Film: Post-Jungian Takes on the Moving Image. Senior Lecturer in Psychoanalytic Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Jungian Analyst. www.christopherhauke.com
Click here to listen.

Gottfried Heuer
Editor of Sexual Revolutions: Psychoanalysis, History and the Father. President of the International Otto Gross Society. Jungian Analyst.
Click here to listen.

Andrew Samuels
Author of Jung and the Post-Jungians and the award-winning Politics on the Couch. Professor of Analytical Psychology, Essex University. Jungian Analyst. Chair, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. www.andrewsamuels.com
Click here to listen to the intro.
Click here to listen.

Alternate way of listening: http://soundcloud.com/cap-2012/sets/cap-conference-2012-a

Kerr, J. (1993) A Most Dangerous Method. New York: Alfred A. Knopf Inc.