Ruma Verma BA Hons, Dip Transactional Analysis Counselling
07555 606736 / 07555 606736
Often, when we feel empty, stuck, low or are experiencing struggles in our personal or work life we may think about coming to counselling.
Counselling enables you to consider what the issues maybe, to explore how you think and feel about them and to uncover how you relate to others and indeed to life. It is provides a new focus and reflective space to gain awareness and insight into your processes and to provide you with support and growth. It is a safe place to experiment to enable you to have choices and options going forward.
I respect each individual's unique experience. Our work will be to explore and uncover it's meaning working together.
The bulk of my experience is working with people with anxiety, depression, loss grief and bereavement, relationship and family difficulties, work issues including stress and redundancy, trauma and suicidal thoughts.
My approach uses transactional analysis. It is a theory about personality that enables us to understand how you maybe relating to others and also of communication so as to help improve your situation.
My work is empathic and compassionate. I work relationally so I will keeping a close eye on how we relate with each other and the unconscious dynamics that come into play between us. This means at times I will be challenging but that is key to changing outdated habitual unhelpful ways of relating which is usually what you come for!
In my work with couples I want to hear from you both and I will be working with the relationship as my client. How can we work together to foster better communication and understanding between the two of you? That is the key. Usually after our initial meeting I will suggest a one-off meeting with one or other of you as well to grasp the issues of relating that maybe troubling you.
I will work with you for a time limited period or open ended and we can discuss this when we meet and agree what works for you. I understand how to take that initial step maybe daunting so please feel free to contact me by email or telephone to see how we may work together. I will contact you just as soon as possible usually on the same day.
I am happy to discuss with you before you commit to coming as I understand how it is to initiate something that you are unsure of. However it is the first step to looking after yourself. Let's start the conversation.
I am a qualified counsellor and in the advanced and last stages of pyschotherapy training. I have over 5 years of experience working in the public and voluntary sector. I work with individuals and also couples.
I currently co facilitate a therapy group as well.
I work in a couple of locations in Twickenham and Whitton which are readily accessible by public transport or by car from Richmond, Teddington, Kingston, Hampton, Hounslow, Osterley, Heston, Ealing, Brentford Hanworth and Feltham as well as other parts of Surrey.
I look forward to hearing from you.....
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling training has all been at Metanoia Institute, London a highly recognised training institute with an excellent reputation.
Diploma in Pyschotherapeutic Counselling, Metanoia Institute.
MSc in Pyschotherapy, at Metanoia Institute to be awarded by Middlesex Uiversity (advanced stages).
BA (Hons) Middlesex University.
Volunteer Counsellor at Metanoia Counselling & Pyschotherapy Service in 2012 and West London Centre for Counselling and Wimbledon Guild since 2013.
I am a member of BACP, UKCP, IARTA and Metanoia Institute and am guided by their ethical principles to ensure my work is respectful and mindful at all times. My work is regularly supervised by trained and accountable supervisors.
I have experience in and work with clients presenting with various issues examples being depression, anxiety, low self esteem, stress, anger, bereavement grief and loss, relationship issues, identity, health concerns, redundancy and work related issues, sexuality, and cultural issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
My fees are currently £50 per individual for a 50 minute session but with some concessionary places dependant on availability.
For couples my fees are £65 for a session of one hour.
Fees are reviewed on an annual basis in April.
My therapy space in TW2 is close to public transport links and there is also free parking in the area.
TW1 is also close to public transport.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Punjabi and Hindi|
Mornings, afternoons and evenings weekdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|