RUTH MARY SCOTT

My Training

I did my undergraduate and Honours degrees at the University of Cape Town (UCT), completing in 2005. I went on to receive my Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2007. I believe in the importance of ongoing learning, both formally and informally. As part of my training I have worked at Tygerberg and Stikland hospitals in Cape Town as well as a small military clinic on the West Coast. I have a background in Research Psychology, have co-authored a publication on HIV/AIDS in South Africa, and have consulted to a leadership analysis company and human resources organisation.

My therapy style

Most importantly I offer compassionate and respectful care in a safe, confidential environment. The kind of therapy I practice is fundamentally based on a supportive, helping relationship through which you may explore your personal experience of the world. My theoretical orientation is framed by a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approach. More specifically I have been influenced by narrative therapy, attachment theory and object relations theory. My approach is grounded in these theoretical traditions but it is also my understanding that every therapy session is a collaboration and should be tailored to the individual and the difficulty that they need help with.