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About me

I am providing online or telephone counselling.

Hi, welcome to my page, I fully appreciate how daunting it must be to find yourself here and looking for some help. I am fully qualified insured professional psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. I work with you on a weekly basis although depending on your situation we may agree to meet twice weekly.

How I work

I work with both individuals (from age 16) and couples on a wide range of issues in a culturally sensitive way.

Often, when we feel empty, stuck, low or are experiencing struggles in our personal or work life we may think about coming to counselling. We may have developed patterns of relating that are unhelpful and leave us unfulfilled and unhappy or ill at ease.

Therapy enables you to identify what the issues may be, to explore how you think and feel about them and to uncover how you relate to others and indeed to life. It 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. My frame is humanistic using Transactional Analysis which uses different models of how to work that best suit your situation. Over time I have completed and incorporated other teachings so as to integrate my learning to help you.

In my work with couples, I want to hear from you both to gain an understanding of the relationship as that is my client for therapy. How can we work together to foster better communication and understanding between the two of you - That is the key.

How to get started

I understand how to take that initial step may be daunting so I usually suggest a free telephone call to see how we may work together. It is very much a two-way process as you need to be comfortable with me too.

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. Please email me to arrange an initial call.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Metanoia Institute.
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute.
  • CTA (P), EATA.
  • MSc (Pysch), Middlesex University.
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling Tavistock Relationships.
  • LLB Hons.

Experience as a volunteer counsellor gained in short term and longer term settings in the charity and NHS agencies.


I am a member of UKCP, IARTA and Metanoia Institute.

I am also a member of the Black African Asian Therapy Network (BAATN).

My work is regularly supervised by trained and accountable supervisors.

I attend regular training for my development and growth as well as CPD.

I accept referrals from employee assistance programmes and insurers; if you supply an authorisation code

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Fees

From £60.00 to £90.00

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

£60 for an individual for a 50 minute session.

£90 for couples for a 50 minute session.

Availability

Mornings, afternoons and some evenings weekdays.

Further information

My therapy space is close to public transport links with SW Trains and buses. There is also free parking roadside subject to availability and RFU traffic regulations.

Twickenham
Greater London
TW2

Twickenham
London
TW1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Ground floor room accessible via a ramp with hand rails and disabled toilet facilities.

Languages offered

Panjabi

Punjabi and Hindi

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Ruma Verma, MSc, MUKCP experienced fully qualified Psychotherapist

Ruma Verma, MSc, MUKCP experienced fully qualified Psychotherapist