Ribhu Goyal, MBACP, MBPsS, Ph.D Psy, M.Sc. Counselling & Psychotherapy
Empowered - Enhancing Quality Of Life
Longcroft House Business Centre
2/8 Victoria Avenue
I am an experienced and trained Psychotherapist and Counselling Psychologist (India). I hold professional membership with organisations such as BACP and BPS.
I formally took up Psychology as a subject matter about 13 years ago whereas reading and exploring the study of human and animal behavior is as old as 17 years or a bit more. 08 years ago I started practicing in professionally. My style of works is informed by a various forms of therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Behviour Therapy (BT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Mindfulness based interventions, Humanistic & Existential Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution Based Short Term Counselling. I also work with techniques such as Psychosynthesis, Relaxation Therapies, Breathwork, Rajyoga Meditation, Reflexology, as well as a variety of interventions and therories based on the Energy System for achieving an Enhanced Quality of Life.
I offer short term, medium term and long term therapy.
In today’s fast paced life everyone experiences ‘Tension’! Tension that paves the path for various conditions that take us away from adequate Mental Health & Wellbeing and push us away from being able to achieve a happy, healthy and contented life.
"Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community" - World Health Organization
Therapy is an initiative that one takes to increase the probability of leading a comfortable, confident, guiltfree, motivated and fulfilled life. In other words, undergoing therapy is about working towards various aspects of your life that pulls you down due to one reason or the other. It is about taking a step towards freeing yourself from bandage of your past painful emotions and experiences that contribute to your inadequate or irrational view of yourself. Therapy is all about endowing the client with a "tool kit" that gives them an ability to have belief in themselves, have a good and healthy view of themselves and not feel 'trapped' in any given difficult situation in life! Based on the client's needs and demands, course of the therapy is desinged with a special emphasis on long term effectivness of the process.
Though therapy should aim at finding the root cause of the presenting complaint and removing it from the system altogether but at the same time quick symptomatic relief is necessary. I understand and believe in the various levels of human existence and hence work on all three levels Mind-Body-Soul. In real sense therapy for me is ensuring that once the course of work is over and therapy is closed successfully, my clients should not feel the need to seek help to deal with the 'Self' and dealing with psychological issues in any form or shape no matter how difficult the situations are.
The Therapy process starts with Assessment Session of 60 minutes. A detailed discussion helps me to gain a fair understanding of your issues & complaints and develops. I then come up with customized intervention plan suitable to your given issues, situations & circumstances. I firmly believe that a human beings's state of wellbeing is a function of interaction of his body and mind with situations, circumstances and the surrounding environment. So it becomes very important to take all of them into account while working out an intervention/ treatment plan.
This Assessment Session gives you an idea about what therapy is & how is it likely to work. You also get a fair idea whether or not you would be comfortable working with me or not.
Therapy is very effective if one is able to find "Right" therapist to work with!
Assessment session is also important because it gives you an opportunity to discuss openly with me and share in case you want to modify the frequency & duration of sessions. Also, if you feel that you understand your requirements clearly and would like to undergo a specific form of therapy, then you can discuss the same with me during your assessment session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold professional memberships with British Psychological society - BPS (MBPsS), British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - BACP (MBACP), International Association for Holistic Psychologists - IAHP, New Delhi, India and Indian Association for Alternative Medicines - IBAM, Kolkata, New Delhi, India.
My educational qualifications include M.Sc. in Applied Psychology, M.S. in Counselling and Psychotherapy, B. A. (Hons.) Psychology. Additionally, I am a registered medical practitioner with IBAM with certification in Reflexology, Su-jok, Reiki. Mindfulness and Rajyoga Meditation are two forms of meditation approaches that I have been practicing both personal and professionally.
- Anxiety and any kind of related issues/ concerns/ disorders
- Issues related with Self esteem, efficacy, respect, belief (Low confidence,
Shyness, nervousness etc...)
- Stress and related Issues
- Psychosomatic Disorders (Illness that originates with emotional stress or damaging
thought patterns, and progresses with physical symptoms, usually when a person's
immune system is compromised due to stress.)
I started working in India in the year 2005 as an independent practitioner and worked with children with special needs and their families, with both psychotic and neurotic patients (18-45 years), with childern (4+ to 17 years), with individuals and community wanting to become Self Reliant and Enhancing their quality of life (24-65years), adolescent girls belonging to lower socio-economic background (14-17 years), taking care of mental health and wellbeing of employees of a corporate organization (19-46 years) and as an independent therapist (20-65 years).
My educational qualifications include:
- Ph.D. Psychology,
- M.Sc. Counselling and Psychotherapy,
- M.Sc. Applied Psychology,
- M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy,
- B.A. (Hons.) Psychology
I additionally am a trained and a registered medical practitioner of alternative medicines with Indian Board of Alternative Medicines (Registration No. IBAM/RMP/B-11546).
Goal of a therapeutic process for me has always been to make the client Self Reliant and Empowered to deal with various adversities of life; to enable them to minimize negatives and maximize positives in life, so that later in life they have all the tools and techniques to deal with rough times. For me therapy is successful if the client feels that he/ she would not need to come and see a therapist after the therapy is successfully closed.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psychosomatic Disorder (Psychogenic and Somatogenic), Sleep Disorder
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
The therapy fees is based on sliding scale to facilitate each of the client’s financial circumstances. Fee calculation is based on a simple formula:
1/1000th of your annual income + 25.
A standard fee of £60.00 is charged for the Assessment Session if the client wishes not to declare the income.
A limited number of appointments are available for students and low income groups. Though supporting evidence for qualifying for low fees might be needed.
A Free telephonic session is offered on every Friday of the month though a prior appointment is needed.
Appointments are available throughout the week (including weekends) from 11.00 am to 09.00 pm.
In certain cases therapy sessions can be provided at your home at special prices.
Therapy through Video Conferencing and telephonically are also available at subsidised rate of consultation. Please ask more information.
The Alternative modes of therapy such as Video Conferencing, Telephonic or Email/ Text chat are becoming more and more popular as it helps people who are constantly on a move or have time constraints or simply find it difficult to commit for a face to face session every week due to erratic schedule.
These modes are also becoming equally popular as face to face therapy, as they are cost effective and more affordable and provide enough flexibility without compromising on the effectivity and success of the therapy sessions. But one thing than needs to be kept in mind is that not all the forms of therapy can be offered by alternative modes as in certain specific forms of complainsts and issues the effectivity is likely to be compromised. Its advisable to check with the therapist of your preference before deciding on the mode, that is likely to be most effective (both from time and money standpoint).
In my experience, the clients who are keen on working on themselves but are finding it difficult to fit in 'face-to-face' therapy they are proactively asking for different modes like video conference or telephonic more than email/ text chat.
I have been using these alternative modes of therapy for more than 3 years now and I have got equally good results with my clients. At present more than 30 per cent of my work is using at least one of the alternative modes of therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||English, Hindi, Punjabi|