Dr Florian Alexander Ruths


Consultant Psychiatrist | Cognitive Therapist

Dr Florian Ruths is clinical lead for mindfulness-based therapy in the Trust’s Psychotherapy Service.

He is a consultant psychiatrist in adult mental health in Lambeth and is part of the South East Lambeth Assessment and Treatment Team.


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.


Research interests include mindfulness and CBT. Previous interests include mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, obsessive compulsive disorder and self-harm.

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