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About me

I am a fully qualified integrative, attachment-based counsellor, offering couples and individuals, a safe and confidential place for support, exploration and most importantly change. You can check my website if you would like to learn more about me and how I work.

I believe that a respectful and non-judgmental environment is crucial in therapy, and this is an essential element of my work. I always welcome whole authentic feelings from my clients, without putting a negative label on them. To be able to explore overwhelming feelings such as: guilt, embarrassment, shame, anger, envy, fear, and many others, without feeling judged, requires trust to be present. Even the decision to come to counselling is a courageous step – facing our difficulties is never easy.

I encourage my clients to work with me in creative ways, adopting curiosity to potential underlying dynamics, as I too, work with commitment and interest in whatever I see.

I combine well-established therapeutic approaches with innovative techniques. Together we will search for the root of your problem, then work together in a holding, yet creative and instinctive way, moving towards meaningful change to your life.

I am a warm, compassionate and open therapist. Despite my extensive training and continuous professional growth, I believe that no techniques or approaches will ever work without a strong client-therapist connection. I see each person as a unique being and I work in a holistic way - I work with people, not with problems. I am passionate about facilitating clients to work through issues and improve their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

Following several years of studying psychology and counselling, I am a professionally trained integrative therapist. As a member of the BACP Register (accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care), I abide by their ethical guidelines. I'm also a member of ICEEF and BEFT (British Emotionally Focused Therapy Centre) as an EFT therapist.

I have a background in business psychology, and had a successful career as a consultant prior to my clinical career.

Throughout the course of my training, I have worked with many different people in generic settings, and I continue to do this, enjoying the variety of people I meet in my private practice.

Main areas of my work include: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, emotional and sexual abuse, low self-esteem, shame, trauma, and anger.

I also specialise in divorce and breaking-up issues, and run support groups in Greenwich.

I continue to attend further workshops and courses, consistently enhancing my knowledge base, and developing myself as a practitioner.

Member organisations

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£65 per hour (50 minute session) for individuals

£90 (60 minute session) per hour for couples counselling (online and in-person)

I offer both once-weekly sessions for clients, as well as up to three sessions per week for people requiring more support. Prolonged sessions (90 minutes) are also available.

Online counselling is available for couples therapy only.


LOCATION

Greenwich, South East London (3 min walk from Greenwich station)

161-165 Greenwich High Road
London
SE10 8JA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Adults
Couples
Veronica Rumens

Veronica Rumens