Dr Rima Lamba CPsychol, Special interest in Women, Mother's & Couples
I'm a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with a special interest in women and mother's mental health and well-being. I have a special interest in perinatal and reproductive mental health as well as an interest in culture, race and identity. I also provide couples therapy.
My practice is called Blue River Psychology and its based in Altrincham, Greater Manchester and Chorley, which is in Lancashire.
I provide short as well as long-term psychotherapy support.
I often see women in my practice who are struggling with postnatal depression or antenatal depression and those who are just generally struggling with the adjustment and transition to motherhood.
Whilst my practice may seem women-centred, interestingly I do see men! Especially within a couples therapy context. The couples work I engage in, is informed by attachment models and emotionally focussed therapy (EFT) principles.
I am an integrative practitioner; however, therapeutically, I have a strong preference for attachment and psychodynamic models as they allow for greater understanding of the deeper difficulties people maybe facing. Such approaches tend to provide a wider depth and breadth for formulating an understanding of emotional pain. I usually blend these approaches with ones which can help facilitate change, e.g. CBT, compassion focussed therapy (CFT) and more recently - narrative therapy approach.
Above all, I wish for my clients to feel empowered through psychological therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. Before this, I received a BSc (Hons) in Psychology (Upper-Second Class Honours).
I'm a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and a Chartered Member with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I have also completed foundation training in infertility counselling at the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also provide clinical supervision.
I am also available for research supervision (please see my supervision profile).
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
Please contact me to discuss fees as they vary based on locality, source of funding and so on.
As I'm usually busy in clinics, it is best to email me. However, if you contact me by telephone, then please ensure you leave me a clear voice mail with your name, number and a short message detailing what you are calling about.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The Chorley clinic is accessible for people with mobility difficulties as it is on the ground floor.
Availability varies. I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments. It is best to get in touch to discuss appointment times.
Types of client
Supervision & training
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