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Chartered Counselling Psychologist

About me

About me:

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, accredited by the BPS with over 15 years of experience working in the NHS. I am trained in both brief and long-term therapy. Many factors can influence which of these would benefit you. Together, we can think about what would best suit your needs and circumstances.

Research has shown that the therapeutic relationship is the single most important factor in helping people make lasting change. I am empathic, non-judgemental and adaptable.  I am committed to helping you gain a greater understanding of your situation, and enabling you to improve your quality of life.

My approaches:

I offer the following therapeutic approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): This approach is goal orientated, and the focus is on actively making changes to your lifestyle, thinking patterns and behaviours.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT): I am an accredited CAT therapist. This approach tries to understand your difficulties by looking at how some of your past experiences have shaped you in the present. It focuses on the present, looking at the unhelpful patterns that you may be stuck in and finding ways to make changes.

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR): 
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy is a model that works with painful/distressing/traumatic memories to reprocess them so that they can have a less distressing impact on your life.  For example if you have been in an accident and are experiencing flashbacks, intrusive memories, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, EMDR can help process the memories so that they are less debilitating.  It can also be helpful for traumatic events from childhood, or as an adult that have left you feeling anxious and overwhelmed.   

Integrative: There are times when no one model suits you or your problems, and it is here that a more integrated approach is helpful. I draw on different psychological models to understand your difficulties and provide techniques to overcome them.

What to expect from your first session:

This is an opportunity for us to discuss your difficulties and your goals for therapy. I also give you information about how I work, and together we discuss what type of approach would suit you best and improve your mental health.

Location details: There is free parking available.  I have good public transport links.  My consulting room is in my loft; there are two flights of stairs to access it.  I don't have disabled access.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have worked in the NHS for over 15 years.

I am  a member of the Health Care Professional Counsel (HCPC).

I am an accredited Cognitive Analytic therapist and registered with ACAT.

I have experience working with individuals who are suffering from the following psychological difficulties:

Depression, low mood, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and other impulsive behaviours, anxiety and panic attacks, stress and burnout, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Chronic pain, eating difficulties/disorders, social phobia and anxiety, Interpersonal/relationship difficulties Trauma/PTSD.

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society


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£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

At present I am only accepting new clients who are registered with BUPA or AXA health insurance providers.  Thank you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday: 9:30am - 2.00pm and Friday: 9:30am, 10:30am (SE4)  Wednesday 6pm, 7.15pm (at Honor Oak Wellness Rooms, SE23).

Further information

Please visit my website for more information:

The Honor Oak Wellness Rooms, 82 Brockley Rise, London, SE23 1LN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

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There are two flights of stairs to my consulting room.

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I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over 15yrs NHS experience . I work for South London and the Maudsley (SLAM) and also work privately.

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Rukeya Khanam

Rukeya Khanam