Ruth Phypers

“I help to transform the challenge of living with trauma and addiction into confidence, strength and peace of mind”.

I am a therapist, counsellor and writer based in Central London, UK and the founder of Laser Medicine, a specialist Low Level Laser Therapy clinic on Harley Street, London, W1. Laser Medicine is a general practice clinic using Cold Laser Therapy to treat many health conditions including addiction and PTSD.

I also offer a Counselling Service for those who face the challenge of living (and loving) with trauma or post-traumatic stress. Although the trauma may be from years earlier, recovery continues throughout one’s life. With over 20 years in the field I offer a solid framework to process the effects of trauma, including a focus on spiritual and emotional balance, the inner child, detoxification of shameful feelings and practical help in the following areas:

  • Addiction (process and substance recovery).
  • Sex and love recovery.
  • Intimacy issues.
  • Panic attacks.
  • Anxiety and depression.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Self-destructive behaviours.
  • Unhealthy relationship patterns.
  • Indecision and confusion.

An active member of the recovery scene, I share personal experience, along with the insight and healing I’ve gained from many intense trauma recovery programmes both in the UK and the USA, including the Survivors programme developed by Pia Mellody at The Meadows, AZ, (adopted by the Priory Hospital in the UK), along with other progressive trauma models provided through Onsite Workshops, TN.

As a therapist, counsellor and writer I have written many recovery related articles and the novel Dragon King’s DaughterI also hold a Masters Degree in the Traditions of Yoga and Meditation from the University of London (SOAS).

Facing my own trauma I have walked through the fire and come through it, stronger and more compassionate, with self-respect and self-love. I help my clients to do the same…

For further details of Counselling, Coaching and Low Level Laser Therapy please refer to my Therapy Services.

On process addiction…

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

The devastating effects of process addiction can be as traumatic and destructive as substance abuse or alcoholism. Withdrawal and recovery from compulsive behaviours such as sex addiction, love addiction, anorexia or food addiction, and even financial debt, is in many cases, even more difficult than the excruciating withdrawal of breaking free of drugs or alcohol. Moreover, as process addiction is adopted in early life, [...]

In memory of Mary

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

The Honourable Mary Parkinson was a game changer. Determined to live up to her courtesy pre-nominal, Mary was devoted to the very difficult task of facing recovery from addiction, publicly, one day at a time. Although the final months of Mary’s life were blighted with an aggressive form of depression, which concluded in her heartbreakingly sad death, Mary’s life was [...]

50 rays of light on sex and love addiction…

September 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

Nothing is less sexy than sex and love addiction. At best I was hooked into self-destructive circles with unavailable partners or short-lived affairs. At rock bottom I was punching myself in the face and smacking my head against the wall. These days we live in a sex and love addicted society. Indulge in online casual dating and realize that everyone’s [...]

Podcast: Truly Me

February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

This podcast is very special to me. It's a leading edge, honest and open dialogue between two human beings discussing trauma and recovery; all the more remarkable considering that: It's the first time Eleanor and I ever spoke We recorded it in one session taking less than 45 minutes We did it on Skype audio between London and Toronto After [...]

Sex and enlightenment

January 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

Dragon Kings Daughter: Adventures of Sex and Love Addict narrates a true story of how a spiritually focused process of recovery transformed suffering into happiness. Framed within the context of a Buddhist philosophy, it goes without saying therefore, that not only does the book articulate a 'spiritual awakening' it references 'sexual experience' too. It was interesting to discover that both subjects [...]

How I came to practise cold laser therapy

December 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|

It was always my natural inclination to want to relieve suffering. As a child I aimed to become a doctor, but as a natural Humanities student I was deterred from a career in Western medicine. In the early ’90s I volunteered for the Terrence Higgins Trust and spent 5 years as a buddy at the height of the AIDS crisis [...]

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