Ruth Williams

MA (Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies)

Jungian Analyst - Analytical Psychologist.
Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor.
British Psychoanalytic Council accredited.
UK Council for Psychotherapy registered.
Clinical Supervisor and Member BAPPS.


Ruth Williams practises as a Jungian Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist both online (nationally and internationally) and from her consulting room in London E14 (close to Canary Wharf, which is on the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway). The consulting room is in a quiet private environment where we will not be disturbed.

Ruth works with people from all corners of the world online.

She works with adults and couples as a Psychotherapist and Analyst, as well as being a Supervisor and Consultant to fellow professionals. Ruth teaches on a number of analytic and psychotherapeutic trainings.

Ruth is a Training Therapist, Training Analyst and Supervisor for a number of UKCP/BCP organizations.

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

Ruth is Chair of the Confederation for Analytical Psychology (2011-2017 and 2022- ) (see


Memberships and accreditations/registrations

Member of the Association of Jungian Analysts in London.

Member of International Association for Analytical Psychology, Zurich.

Accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council.

Member of The Minster Centre.

Registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis Section) (CPJA).

Registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (Humanistic & Integrative Section) (HIPC).

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.

Member of BAATN (The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network).

Member Confederation for Analytical Psychology.

Member Psychotherapists & Counsellors for Social Responsibility.

Member Scientific & Medical Network.

In 2018 Ruth organised the biennial CAP conference on issues around diversity and race. See:

See also the Open Letter (on the Publications page)


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.
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.
Click here to listen to the intro.
Click here to listen.

Alternate way of listening:

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