During the Holiday period, the clinic will be closed from 6pm on Friday 22nd December – 9am on Wednesday 27th December. The clinic will be operating on a reduced service from 9am-5pm on 27th, 28th and 29th December. We will reopen our full service from 8am on Tuesday 2nd January. If you or a loved one are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please view our Crisis Information

A private London clinic integrating psychiatry and psychology

Psychologists and Psychotherapists

Dr Ruth Ann Harpur
BSc(Hons), PhD, DClinPsych, PGDip (Cognitive Therapy)


From my initial contact, via lovely receptionist Katie way back as the first lockdown was being implemented in March 2020, my experience of The Sloane Court Clinic has been excellent and confidence inspiring. My sessions with Dr Wilson and Dr Harpur have been nothing short of life changing. I cannot commend them highly enough for their abilities as clinicians, or for the outstanding care and support with which they have provided me.

Verified Patient, February 2021

Dr. Ruth Ann Harpur is a clinical psychologist with over ten years’ post qualification experience in the assessment and treatment of psychological difficulties in adults. She has worked in a wide range of mental health service settings including community mental health teams, psychiatric inpatient services and private practice. Prior to working at Sloane Court Clinic she ran the psychology service for the psychiatric inpatient wards at Lewisham Hospital as part of the South London and Maudsley Trust.

Ruth Ann is highly experienced in working with a wide range of mental illnesses including depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, panic, PTSD and complex post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis and bipolar affective disorder. She supports people with a wide range of psychological difficulties including managing emotions, interpersonal/relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, perfectionism, self-confidence, self-criticism, self-harm, suicidal feelings and professional issues.

Ruth Ann completed specialist training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre in 2012. From 2014-2016. She was a therapist on a trial of Schema Therapy at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and is skilled in offering longer term schema focused work. In addition to CBT and schema focused approaches, she has experience of integrating Compassion Focused approaches and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) principles into therapy.

She has also lectured at Salomons Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and CBT training programmes and at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London on treating people with complex psychological problems and psychological therapies for psychosis and in inpatient settings. One of her recent articles on this topic, accessible here, focusses on the link between conspiracy theories and mental illness.

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