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COVID-19 Information June 2021

During these difficult times I am offering telephone or online sessions working globally. This will remain the case for some yet in accordance with UKCP guidelines for mutual safety and best practice.

People are experiencing intensified feelings such as low mood, stress and anxiety. It is important to get some professional help during this time; so please be in touch.

In addition I am providing supervision with an intersectional lens to humanistic and integrative counsellors. Fee is at a reduced rate whilst training at £40 per hour.  Do give me a call if you want to chat this through.

Ruma Verma, Psychotherapist in SW London

Msc (Psych TA), CTA, Dip (Psych), Dip (Coun), LLB (Hons)

Counselling and Psychotherapy for individuals (16+) and couples

Experienced and fully qualified psychotherapist and trainee supervisor.

I am a full member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), a national association of psychotherapy practitioners. Psychotherapists can only become members if they meet exacting standards and training requirements. These conditions were introduced to protect the public and to ensure the highest quality of therapy.

Contact by telephone or email see below:

+44 (0)7555 606736

ruma.counselling@gmail.com

I provide sessions remotely.

I typically work with symptoms such as depression and anxiety, bereavement, loss and grief, feelings of sadness and emptiness, panic attacks, anger issues, displacement, identity issues, relationship and family issues, cultural differences and with couples we work on a variety of issues including communication and management of conflict.

This is not an exhaustive list so please get in contact.

If I feel I am not the right person for you I maybe able to suggest an alternative should you wish.

Please note, I do not offer a crisis service. I will respond to calls or emails during the working week but if you need urgent help, please contact your GP, go to any A&E department and ask to see the duty psychiatrist or call the Samaritans’ free 24 hour helpline on 116 123.

I offer a safe, warm, empathic, respectful, non judgemental space to identify understand and work through the issues that bring you.

My particular area of interest is working with difference in understanding my client in a sensitive way. Difference be it, cultural, racial, gender, age, economic or sexuality.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”

– To Kill a Mockingbird

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced”.

– James Baldwin