About me

My name is Rumena and I am so glad you have taken the first step towards enhancing your wellbeing.

Life is full of transitions, hardships, ups and down and there will be times where you feel lost, empty or just stuck in a rut.  Sometimes the distress, pain and isolation caused by life’s challenges can feel too unbearable to face alone, or the journey to your destination too long or even unreachable.

Therapy is a gift to yourself to help you overcome life’s challenges on your journey of self-exploration and healing so you can be your best and most authentic self.  I can be your companion on that journey.

I am a BACP-registered therapist with a degree in my specialism of Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.  Over the years I have worked with clients presenting a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, relational conflicts, cross-cultural and identity issues, physical and emotional abuse and many more.

My therapeutic style is warm and interactive and I believe the therapy space should offer respect, compassion and sensitivity to everyone.  I will tailor the dialogue and treatment plan to meet your specific and unique needs whilst my approach will combine different methods including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic Therapy and Psycho-dynamic Therapy.

It is important to recognise that sometimes falling can be a new beginning too, but I know it takes courage and heart to seek help and take a step towards change.  If you are ready to take that next step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to us working together!


I offer a free no-obligation pre-assessment as detailed here: https://www.rumenapervin.com/process

My standard weekday rate for individuals is £60ph with concessions available for students and clients who are unemployed.  More information on fees can be found here and in my FAQ.

Qualifications & Practice Details

Years in Practice: 4 years

Member: BACP


  • BA (Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Ireland)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Hackney College, London)
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (Open University, UK)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Training (Centre for Stress Management, London)
  • Training certificate (Violence Against Women and Girls, London)

Additional Credentials:

  • Registered member 381834 of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
  • Verifiable ‘Enhanced’ DBS certification (dated 14th Jun 2022), enabling me to work in all clinical settings in the UK, including those involving children or vulnerable adults.
  • Comprehensive business insurance

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Young People
Older Adults
Session Types
In Person

Person-centric Issues:

  • Addiction (e.g. alcoholism, gambling, video games, etc)
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Avoidant personality disorder
  • Behavioural issues
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • Cancer
  • Career counselling
  • Chronic illness
  • Chronic impulsivity
  • Co-dependency
  • Coping skills
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Disassociation / Dissociative disorders
  • Drug-related issues
  • Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, binge eating)
  • Education and Learning disabilities
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Health anxiety
  • High sensitivity
  • Hoarding
  • Identity
  • Learning difficulties
  • LGBTQ+ counselling
  • Life transitions
  • Loss
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Medical detox
  • Medication management
  • Men’s issues
  • Menopause
  • Mental health
  • Mood disorders
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Paranoia
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial identity
  • Redundancy
  • Sadness
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Self-harm
  • Sleep issues (e.g. insomnia)
  • Smoking
  • Stress (including work-related stress)
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Thinking disorders
  • Trauma
  • Weight loss
  • Women’s issues

Family-centric Issues:

  • Abortion
  • Adoption
  • Bereavement
  • Betrayal
  • Carer support (including young carers)
  • Childless not by choice
  • Children
  • Divorce
  • Domestic abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Family conflict
  • Fertility
  • Infidelity
  • Marital issues
  • Miscarriage
  • Parenting
  • Postnatal depression
  • Postpartum issues
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Pre-marital issues
  • Pre-natal issues
  • Relationship issues
  • School issues
  • Separation
  • Separation anxiety
  • Sex addiction
  • Teen violence

Relationship-centric Issues:

  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Attachment disorder
  • Bullying
  • Dependent personality disorder
  • Discrimination (including racism)
  • Emotional abuse
  • Histrionic personality disorder
  • Isolation
  • Loneliness
  • Passive-aggressive behaviour
  • Peer relationships
  • Physical abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Social anxiety

Other Issues:

  • Cross-cultural issues
  • Spiritual / metaphysical