Ruma Verma counsellor AND Psychotherapist
I am a fully trained psychotherapist fluent in Punjabi and some Hindi.
I came to retrain as counsellor and psychotherapist at a time when I was facing personal challenges. This was after many years of a corporate career so I have first hand experience of the stresses and strains of such a career.
I offer integrative counselling and psychotherapy which means that I am flexible in working with differing theories to support you. I am trained in Transactional Analysis and have integrated influences from attachment and psychodynamic theories. These theories offer you the ability to articulate how you feel, to understand yourself, what drives you, how your personality has developed and how you communicate and relate with others.
I believe our relationship is central. It is inevitable that the relational patterns outside our space will manifest between us. Working through these patterns is what makes therapy effective.
Therapy requires time, patience and effort. That is why you the client are put to work. In this mutually committed space in which we explore the issues that bring you to seek support. The therapy space is for personal growth, development and empowerment whilst being emotionally supported.
I appreciate that the initial contact is daunting but that is why working with a trained psychotherapist is an important step in looking after yourself.
Reach out, it is the first step in looking after yourself especially during these testing times so let’s start the conversation.
How it works
I work online with my clients, during weekdays and recommend at least one session per week.
In addition I am providing one on one additional supervision with an intersectional lens to qualified humanistic and integrative counsellors. Sessions are 50 minutes in length and offered at a discounted rate for the period we agree to work together whilst I complete my supervision diploma.
Sessions are weekly on the same day and time each week.
This gives you the assurance that I have time and space to work with you.
If you can’t attend a session please advise me as soon as possible in advance preferably in a session.
I will always try to find an alternative session time however if this is not possible sessions not attended will be charged at my usual fee.
If you work shift work, please get in touch and we can arrange a schedule that fits your lifestyle.
~ James Baldwin