Ruqueia Ossman

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1
07514 792541 07514 792541

About me

I am a qualified counsellor trained in Person Centred and Psychodynamic theories of counselling. I place important value in the unique experience of the counsellor-client relationship. Counselling sessions last 50 minutes. Each session is focused on providing an environment that values warmth, empathy and non-judgement.

Using my background I offer thoughts and wanderings whilst maintaining that the client is the expert. It is my role to facilitate the client through their personal journey whatever that looks like. Through the counsellor-client relationship, I hope to support my clients to reach new depths and levels of understanding about their circumstance.

Training, qualifications & experience

In 2016, I graduated with a Masters of Counselling at Edinburgh University. My experience with counselling covers a diverse range of subjects such as identity, sexuality, depression, anxiety, relationships and many more.

I currently counsel at Edinburgh Women's Aid and counsel privately with RK Counselling. My time at Women's Aid has provided me specialised experience in working with issues regarding relationship difficulties, trauma and domestic abuse. I am also a senior support practitioner working closely with children with autism and learning difficulties

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by the codes of practice and ethical frameworks outlined by the organisation.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy


Initial Appointment: £25

Sessions following an initial appointment: £40


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Ruqueia Ossman

Ruqueia Ossman