Dr Rima Lamba CPsychol, Specialist in Women, Mother's & Couples Work.

Dr Rima Lamba CPsychol, Specialist in Women, Mother's & Couples Work.

Buckshaw Village

Greater Manchester

0161 696 1620

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About me

I'm a Chartered Counselling Psychologist specialising in women and mother's mental health and well-being. I have a special interest in perinatal and reproductive mental health and have specialist knowledge on culture, race and identity and the psychology of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women. 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 sometimes also see clients in Central Manchester).

I provide short as well as long-term psychotherapy support.

I often see women in my practice who are struggling with postnatal depression, perinatal anxiety, birth trauma, tokophobia (fear of childbirth) and women who are generally struggling with the adjustment and transition to motherhood. I also have an interest in sexual trauma and relationship difficulties.

I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing fertility issues or pregnancy related losses (miscarriage, still birth or ectopic pregnancy) and also work with couples who are generally struggling with their relationship and connection.

Whilst my practice may seem women-centred, interestingly I do see men! Especially within a couples therapy context. I use Emotionally Focussed Therapy in couples work, which focuses on bringing attachment to the centre of the couple unit.

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 complexity of issues individuals maybe facing. Such approaches tend to provide a wider depth and breadth for formulating an understanding of emotional pain and/or trauma. I usually blend these approaches with ones which can help facilitate change, e.g. CBT, compassion focussed therapy (CFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and more recently - narrative therapy approach. I bring in systemic theories, which can help facilitate an understanding of gender and how certain narratives can impact and shape gender roles and the couple relationship.

Above all, I work to ensure my clients and the couples I see, are 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).

I continuously attend professional development training courses to ensure I am up to date with current psychological research and therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also provide clinical supervision in the various models of therapy.

I am also available for research supervision (please see my supervision profile).


Please contact me to discuss fees as they vary based on locality, source of funding and so on.

Further information

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

Chorley, PR7
Altrincham, WA15

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Gujrati


Wheelchair access: Yes

The Chorley clinic is accessible for people with mobility difficulties as it is on the ground floor.


Availability varies. I do offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments. It is best to get in touch to discuss appointment times.

Types of client

Young people

Supervision & training

​About Clinical Supervision:.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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