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“Commitment to inspiring quality practice in Schema Therapy”


Academy of Schema Therapy are a group of counselling and clinical psychologists providing an International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) approved accreditation programme comprising workshops and supervision. We have wide ranging experience in the field of Schema therapy both within the NHS and private sector settings of working with a breadth of mental health issues including personality disorders, eating disorders and chronic depression.  We work with adults, couples and adolescent populations. 

We feel passionately about bringing Schema Therapy into multiple settings and set up a 3- year programme piloting and delivering 21 session Schema Therapy for treatment resistant clients in the NHS which indicated that Schema Therapy can be effective as a short term as well as long term therapy for clients experiencing longstanding emotional difficulties.

Our belief in good practice is reflected in our collaboration with the 'Academie voor Schematherapie', a Dutch organisation of leading Schema Therapy therapists, who have offered  Schema Therapy workshops and programmes in the Netherlands and Germany,  some of whom offer supervision on our programme.

We are highly invested in bringing increasing recognition to Schema Therapy in the UK and have set up a Schema Therapy Special Interest group with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. In so doing, we aim to inspire other practitioners to develop robust skills in using Schema Therapy. We apply quality practice through promoting up to date knowledge of academic research in this field.  More broadly we aspire to encourage creativity in the expansion of Schema Therapy across multiple settings including academic, healthcare and corporate arenas.


Saskia Ohlin MSc, D. Psych


Saskia Ohlin is a chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She currently works in private practice. She is an ISST accredited advanced level Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. She is also fully accredited as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). For over 20 years Saskia has worked in NHS primary and secondary care, outpatient and inpatient settings. Saskia has wide clinical expertise in treating complex trauma and personality disorders, particularly borderline personality disorder. 

Dr Ruth McCutcheon, BA Hons, M.Phil., MSc, D. Psych

Ruth McCutcheon is a Psychologist.  She has fifteen years of experience of working in NHS healthcare, including primary and secondary care in addition to inpatient forensic settings with personality disorders.  

Ruth has advanced level accreditation in Schema Therapy with the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST) in working with individuals and with couples.

Ruth is also an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and holds advanced accreditation in Interpersonal Psychotherapy with IPTUK. She continues to work as a supervisor offering training to Psychologists and other health professionals. She also works as a therapist delivering individual and couples work with a range of psychological issues including chronic depression, relationship difficulties, complex trauma and personality disorders with adult and adolescent populations in her private practice.   Ruth is also a visiting lecturer at the University of East London and London Metropolitan University where she provides teaching in Schema Therapy.


The Academie voor Schematherapie is a Dutch group that consists of five experienced Schema therapists from the Netherlands, all of whom have substantial experience of working in Dutch mental health institutes. As a collective they have combined their expertise, experience and passion for Schema Therapy in the Academie voor Schematherapie. 



Guido Sijbers is a clinical psychologist and CBT therapist working for Virenze Riagg Maastricht, he also has a private practice. Guido obtained a masters degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. He has continued to specialise in cognitive behavioral therapy at RINO Zuid, Eindhoven. Since 1993 he has been working at the RIAGG in Maastricht. He has conducted several research studies, alongside Arnoud Arntz together with Hannie Van Generen at the University of Maastricht. Research projects have centered on Cognitive behavioral therapy for various anxiety disorders and Schema Therapy for personality disorders. 


Rosi Reubsaet is a clinical psychologist and CBT therapist. Rosie is clinical lead of the Personality Disorder department at the Vincent van Gogh Institute in Venlo, the Netherlands. Rosi has been a trainer and supervisor in Schema Therapy for more than 10 years. She is also author of the book: Schema therapy: working with phases in clinical practice. Bohn, Stafleu van Loghum, 2018. 


Wiesette Krol is a Clinical psychologist and clinical lead of the Personality Disorder department MUMC+ Maastricht (Maastricht University Medical Centre) in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Wiesette has been a trainer and supervisor  in CBT and Schema Therapy for more than15 years.


Judith Vanhommerig is a drama therapist and senior Schema Therapy practictioner. Trainer in Schema Therapy for Schema psychotherapy practitioners. Works for Virenze Riagg Maastricht. She has used her psychodrama background to develop experiential skills in Schema Therapy. 


Judith Hollands is a drama therapist and senior Schema Therapy practitioner. Trainer in Schema Therapy for Schema psychotherapy practitioners likewise, an emphasis has been used to develop experiential skills to import into Schema Therapy practice.

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