Dr Rima Lamba DPsych, CPsychol, HCPC Counselling Psychologist

Dr Rima Lamba DPsych, CPsychol, HCPC Counselling Psychologist



07928 730 705

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07928 730 705

About me

Dr Lamba is the Founder and Director of Blue River Psychology. She is a fully qualified Counselling Psychologist, Chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Blue River Psychology is a counselling psychology led organisation providing private therapy to individuals experiencing emotional difficulties in their life.

Dr Lamba has a diverse portfolio of skills and knowledge having worked across a variety of clinical settings, including the NHS, higher education, voluntary/charitable organisations and the private sector. She has experience of working with people with mild, moderate and complex mental health difficulties, due to her work in various community mental health teams (CMHT) in the NHS. She also has experience of working in clinical health psychology and is aware of the psychological issues involved in the management of chronic diseases and health.

Blue River Psychology specialises in adult psychological care and the Founding Director of the organisation - Dr Lamba is skilled in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, anger, stress, eating disorders and so much more. Dr Lamba is especially skilled in working with issues faced by members of the Black and Minority Ethnic communities due to her experience of working with diverse and multicultural client groups.  She has extensive experience and knowledge on issues around racial equality, migration, culture and mental health. Dr Lamba is a  staunch believer in gender equality and she specialises in women's health and mental well being, including eating disorders and maternal mental health (such as antenatal and postnatal depression).

Currently Dr Lamba works in a specialist NHS service with young people and adults presenting with severe and complex eating disorders.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dr Lamba studied a BSc Psychology (Hons) degree and then followed up with post-graduate training. She studied a Professional Doctorate degree in Counselling Psychology, which included real-life practical training experience for 4 years. In this time she completed 450 hours of client hours in clinical practice.

She has trained as an integrative practitioner and is able to use a variety of therapeutic models to help her clients. Her training includes: person-centred, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and Gestalt therapy. Dr Lamba continues professional development by attending training courses as a way of staying abreast of new therapeutic tools.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



For a self-funding client, the cost of a psychological therapy session with Dr Lamba is £60.00 per session.
All other referrals will be charged £85.00 per session.
Please get in touch or see my website for more details.

Further information

Email is the best way to contact Dr Lamba at Blue River Psychology. She will endeavour to contact you back within 48 hours.

Dr Lamba also has a small private practice in Manchester and Liverpool.
Please see the website for more information

Maps & Directions

Preston, PR1
Chorley, PR7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I can offer some evening appointments and some weekend appointments, depending on availability. In the future, I will be able to offer appointments on Wednesday's all day.

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme
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