About me

I'm Ruma and I am a fully qualified and insured, professional Psychotherapist working with individuals 16+ and couples. I fully appreciate how daunting it must be to find yourself here and looking for some help, so please let me share with you the service that I can provide.

If you are not feeling like yourself or you are experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, confusion, sadness and low-mood, and struggling to get yourself going again, 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.

I provide a safe and reflective space for you to explore and be heard, gaining awareness and insight into your processes and to provide you with support and growth. It is a confidential and non-judgemental place to experiment and to enable you to have choices and options going forward.

I have extensive experience working with couples and relationships. If you are stuck in a place where you just cannot communicate with your partner, having the same arguments and struggling to be heard - you may be thinking about coming to counselling. I respect each person's unique experience as an individual and as a couple, allowing you to both gain an understanding of yourself, the relationship and foster better communication and understanding between the two of you.

How to get started

I understand how taking 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 (Psych), European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA).
  • MSc (Pysch), Middlesex University.
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling, Tavistock Relationships.
  • Certificate in Clinical supervision with an Intersectional Lens,  TA East
  • LLB Hons.

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

  • Member of UKCP, IARTA and Metanoia Institute.
  • Member of the Black African Asian Therapy Network (BAATN).

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

I suggest a free telephone call to speak about what brings you to therapy and what you hope to gain from it.

We set up a one off session and you get to experience me and see how I work.

There is no obligation to continue after that initial session but if you do then we can agree a set number of sessions. If you are unsure then we can agree to work together until such time as you feel ready to end in a session and we can make the next one our ending in which to say our goodbye and review the work we have done together.

£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

Currently due to the ongoing pandemic I am working exclusively on the telephone or online.

I work weekly as this consistency ensures you know that I am available for you.

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
London
TW1

Twickenham
Greater London
TW2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

Additional languages

Punjabi

Punjabi and Hindi

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have completed training as a clinical supervisor for integrative/humanistic counsellors using an intersectional lens. Contact me to learn more.

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Ruma Verma

Ruma Verma