Ruhi Begum

Ruhi Begum

225 Shoreditch High Street
E1 6PJ


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About me

Welcoming counselling

Let’s begin with a few simple questions to jog our minds, how well do we know our ‘true self’ and do we fully understand what happens ‘within us’ or have we got lost with time and caught up in everyday pressures. Most of us experience difficulty in expressing our thoughts and emotions due to living in a society where we must portray ourselves as strong-minded individuals with minimal signs of weakness.
Counselling has been developed to create a unique talking method, where it allows individuals to come express their emotions without being judged. Counselling aims to help them find ways to overcome emotional distress. The idea of booking an appointment to see a counsellor can feel daunting and overwhelming but that is ‘ok’ and very common. The process is conducted very gently and the sessions are catered to your pace.
From personal and professional experience, I have found the use of a therapy room for counselling a ‘safe’ environment. The sessions allow you to express yourself at a deeper level exploring areas of your mind or life whereby you may have some ‘unfinished business’.

A meaningful connection

I ensure to pay close attention to the quality of relationship between me and my client. This is to make sure they feel safe and comfortable to be able to confide in me whilst working with me. I aim to seek and develop a deep, trusted and meaningful relationship with all my clients. I would like to bring to attention that the one-hour session booked by clients is purely their time and space to explore any emotions. So, what makes me different? My experience in the last five years have taught me how to be approachable in all situations, I want my clients to feel welcome and that they are able to discuss with me anything that is playing on their mind without feeling judged or disliked. I believe I am able to provide a space for my clients that is serene and calm, helping them to feel relaxed and more open to sharing their thoughts. Working together will help you understand what matters the most and uncover a truer sense of who you are.

Acceptance/ faith within

By working together, we will explore how you can best be yourself and be more acceptance of who you are. Be able to feel ready with any challenges, confusion of today’s society. In time you will feel a lot freer and lighter and seeing life as satisfying and worthwhile with greater sense of faith within, trusting oneself, acceptance of the ‘self’ and peace within.

Please feel free to give me a call to discuss how I can help you. If I’m not available please leave a brief message and I will get back to you. Alternatively, email to make an enquiry or arrange an initial assessment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, qualifications & experiences

I have a BACP accredited Advance Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling and I am a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy- the professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists.

My approaches to psychotherapy fall into different categories of Humanistic, Integrative and holistic but primarily Psychodynamic. To help understand your experience from range of perspectives.

I have over 10 years’ experience within the NHS, working with vulnerable and isolated individuals. Part of my role is to encourage patients to be independent and allow them to make choices and to support back into the community. This has helped many patients to feel they are not alone and also making them aware what services are available to them.

I thoroughly enjoy my time in supporting clients who are at that lowest and bringing them back into society. Seeing them grow whilst on this journey with me is very rewarding.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Initial assessment £50.

Thereafter sessions are charged at £65 per session (one to one session), 50 minute session on a weekly basis.

I offer flexible rates for individuals on low income.

Maps & Directions

London, E1 6PJ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


I am available Fridays between 8am-12pm.

Types of client

Older adults