Andrew Rutherford

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counselling and psychotherapy in Pimlico and Belsize Park, London, UK.

Who I am


How I became a therapist

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I chose to become a therapist because I had a positive experience of therapy myself.  After almost a decade of fairly unfulfilling work, I felt stuck, and my relationships and self-esteem had suffered. Looking for new experiences, I started therapy more out of curiosity than hope. 

The relationship I formed with the therapist provided the right balance of support and challenge to see myself in a different light.  I started to recognise new potentials for change.  Motivated to realign myself more closely with my personal values my relationships started to deepen.  This helped me find more satisfying work and then, a few years later, I retrained in counselling and psychotherapy.

Learning to accept and integrate the things that were holding me back was sometimes painful, sometimes joyful and exciting, and I haven’t regretted a moment of it.

My practice

I am a psychotherapist registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and abide by their ethical principles and code of professional conduct (available on the UKCP and BPS websites). 

I have provided counselling and psychotherapy for ten years across a range of settings in the NHS, privately and with charity organisations.  I currently offer private time-limited and open-ended therapy in Pimlico and Belsize Park, London.

I work with adults who are dealing with a range of issues to do with personal change.  I have an integrative therapeutic approach, which means the way I work with each person is specific to them and their particular needs.