Dr Florian Ruths
Florian Ruths is a consultant psychiatrist, mindfulness teacher and cognitive therapist.
Areas of interest
- Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
- Schema Therapy
Florian Ruths is a consultant psychiatrist in adult mental health at the Maudsley hospital in London. He is a consultant psychiatrist in adult mental health in Lambeth and is part of the South East Lambeth Assessment and Treatment Team. Florian is an investigator on the international multicenter trial of schema therapy. He is also clinical lead for mindfulness-based therapy at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Florian has been leading the Maudsley Mindfulness Service at the Maudsley Hospital in London for the last 10 years, teaching mindfulness to colleagues and treating patients with mindfulness-based interventions.
Dr Ruths qualified in Heidelberg as a doctor and trained in Psychiatry at the Royal Free Hospital before moving to the Maudsley Hospital for specialist registrar training in General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry in 2000.
He became a qualified cognitive therapist and was BABCP accredited. Since 2003, he has developed the mindfulness-based cognitive therapy program at the Maudsley Hospital and has been a full-time consultant at the hospital since 2005.