Integrative Body Psychotherapy

Body Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy where what happens in the body is considered important and integral to the process of development, awareness and healing, alongside what happens in the mind, cognitive patterns and belief systems. It integrates a number of approaches including psychodynamic, analytical, humanistic, gestalt, biodynamic and relational principles.

Body Psychotherapy offers a process whereby unconscious material and emotional material can be accessed and integrated more fully so that restrictive or out-of-date patterns of behaviour, thought, and relating can be addressed. Recent developments and research in neuroscience underpin much of the theoretical base.

Many manifestations of pain in the body and/or mind can be successfully addressed in Body Psychotherapy, inviting the possibility of greater fullfilment and general well-being.

Issues can be worked with through a combination of talking and various forms of body work, as and when different approaches are relevant and appropriate. It can be a dynamic and intense form of therapy which can include awareness work, touch, biodynamic massage, breath work and bioenergetics as part of the developing process. A specific issue may be addressed or it may be used as a process of getting to know oneself better, to reconnect to and find a deeper meaning in life, greater personal fulfilment. Whatever the reason, the therapy can be short or long term.

Ruth Hoskins
UKCP Registered
Integrative Body Psychotherapy Full Member: CABP (Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapists)
HBMT (Association for Holistic Biodynamic Massage Therapists)
I am fully supervised and abide by the above Codes of Ethics

Assessment 45 mins – free of charge
Sessions are usually weekly at 60 minutes - £45
There are a limited number of low cost places available

My wider experience includes;
group work: devising and running stress management groups with colleague Angela Scannell
primary care counselling
specialism: eating disorders & self harm

Relevant websites


Ruth trained at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy and she practices in Whitstable and London. Term time only.


See above

Booking Details


Contact Name

Ruth Hoskins (CABP, AHBMT)


07742 295506