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(MBACP) - Counsellor and Psychotherapist

About me

Hello, I'm Rupa, and welcome to Tulsi Counselling.

Many clients I see are struggling with changes in their lives. Whether within the family, at work, losing someone, illness, relationships, etc. The effects can be overwhelming both emotionally and physically.  Anxiety, depression, fatigue, loneliness are just some of the effects of prolonged stress on the mind and body.  Some clients may not understand what is happening and why they feel so lost and confused.

I support clients to work through their issues by identifying the underlying causes which are contributing to the way they are feeling.  I gently enquire about the emotional and physical experiences which are present. We explore healthier ways of relating to self and others, promoting a sense of emotional stability.

I work with clients towards a lasting change by exploring different ways of adapting to future changes without feeling consumed and powerless.  Over time clients share how they are able to make the choices that serve them best and offer a sense of hope and joy.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training is in therapeutic counselling working with adults.  I work in short-term and long-term (open-ended) therapy.


  • Online counselling - via Zoom (webcam)
  • Telephone only
  • Face - face (location North Finchley, please contact me for more details)

I also offer a 15 min complimentary phone call to briefly discuss the type of help you are looking for should that be helpful.


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Anger issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Early childhood neglect
  • Bullying
  • Cultural identity issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Social isolation
  • Substance misuse (drug and alcohol)



I have key experience in working with adults challenged with substance misuse issues (drugs and alcohol). Offering emotional support to those in recovery. Sharing personal experiences has helped clients to identify the significant events, relationships, losses, etc which may have contributed to the dependency.

Insights in counselling can lead to personal growth, building resilience, and ways to maintain future stability.  For some this has been a profound transformative experience. Achieving a sense of confidence, empowerment, and hope for the future.


Supporting carers has been another key experience area. The demands of the caring role can take a toll, leading to physical and emotional exhaustion. The need to protect those they care for from their own emotional turmoil and distress can lead to intense feelings of frustration and hopelessness. By sharing their innermost thoughts and feelings in therapy clients are able to release what they have been unable to share with others.

Therapy has enabled carers to reconnect with their own needs. To explore the practical changes which are possible and reach out for additional support. This has helped them to feel less isolated and more connected to others. Inspiring hope and positive change.


  • Certificate In Online And Telephone Counselling (80 hours training):
  • BACP -  Certificate Of Proficiency (COP)
  • Level 4: Diploma: Therapeutic Counselling (Person-centred)
  • Level 3: Certificate In Counselling Skills
  • Level 2: Introduction To Counselling Skills

Voluntary experience

WDP (Westminister Drug Project)

Barnet Carers

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN)

Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Anxiety
  • Substance misuse (drug and alcohol)
  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Early childhood experiences 
  • Bullying
  • Cultural identity issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Social isolation
  • Social anxiety
  • Relationship issues 
  • Work-related stress 


£60.00 per session

Additional information


The first session allows us to discuss the challenges you are facing,  get to know one another, and explore your expectations from therapy. There is no obligation to continue as it's important you feel comfortable I am the right match for your needs.

Should you decide to continue subsequent sessions are at the same cost for 50mins. We will arrange a weekly date and time suitable for you.

(Rates are negotiable depending on individual circumstances).

I encourage you to ask as many questions throughout the counselling process. Your feedback offers me guidance to ensure I am on track and meeting your needs.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Feel to contact me directly for the most up-to-date availability options.

Further information

I am fully insured and am a registered member of the BACP (British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy). I adhere to the BACP ethical framework.

For more information please visit

My practice is regularly monitored by an experienced supervisor. Personal identifiable details are not shared during supervision, only the information which is relevant for the supervisor to offer me guidance in the work. (For safeguarding reasons there are some exceptions to confidentiality which we will discuss during the consultation).

Getting in touch

Please feel free to contact me for more details via email or phone. I aim to respond within one working day.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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