Welcome to RW-Therapy

Let's talk about it.

I am an experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working in my private practice, and the voluntary sector. I offer both long and short term counselling/psychotherapy to individuals. I also offer clinical supervision to fellow therapists.

A bit about me...

I am of Lebanese origin born in Sierra Leone and grew up in France, Switzerland, Lebanon, and the United Kingdom. Multi-cultural and multi-lingual I provide therapy in English, French & Arabic. I believe this to be important as it allows open-mindedness and flexibility in my therapeutic approach. As well as understanding the vastness and diversity of « the person » as a whole.

Previously, I had my own practice in France where I was trained in Integrative Sophro-Analysis®. This is a mindfulness based psychotherapy that uses tools such as breathing, meditation and visualisation in the counselling/ psychotherapeutic process. 

My greatest loves are books, poetry, travel, music, philosophy, mindfulness and of course the multi-dimensional aspects of psychotherapy with a strong inclusion of « The Body ». I am committed to my professional development and I participate in continuous training to improve my skills and to be up to date with new therapeutic methods. Inquisitive, deep thinking, feeling, intuitive and open with a respect for others in their diversity. Being a therapist is the natural and vocational path for me today and I strive to transmit that in my practice.

I hold a psychology degree and received training in France in psychodynamic and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. In the UK, I obtained a professional diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling and am accredited by the BACP with Professional Status from the NCPS and have eight years of experience. I have regular supervision with an accredited supervisor. I adhere to the BACP and NCPS Ethical Frameworks and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

My therapeutic approach is both integrative, person-centred and encompasses both short and long-term modalities, addressing a wide array of issues. I work in a warm, genuine and non-judgemental way.

I am also a clinical supervisor, in which I hope to create a supportive space for your personal and professional growth. Whether you're new or experienced, I'm here to help you reflect, learn, and thrive. I also understand the therapist training process and challenges of establishing a practice. If anyone would be interested in having supervision and finding out if we’d be a good fit, please contact me.

My Approach

I describe my approach as relational, body oriented integrative psychotherapy, meaning that I draw on a range of theoretical models, techniques, ideas and life experiences. For example, I work with both body and mind connections towards integrating the whole person, understanding how our earliest experiences can affect mind, body and feelings, and how these can create obstacles to growth. Therefore, if it’s right for you, I sometimes work with breathing, posture, and body awareness in order for you to connect with, express and release difficult feelings.

I am also trained in psychedelic integration psychotherapy and can accompany individuals on their psychedelic journeys from preparation through to integration of the whole process.

What issues can therapy help with?

As a therapist who has lived in several countries, I have a particular interest in identity, belonging, feeling 'different', disconnection, cultural differences and migration issues. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with individuals facing a variety of other issues, such as:


Stress related issues

Self doubt


Relationship difficulties

Life transitions


Post Traumatic Stress/ Trauma

Psychedelic Integration Therapy

Multicultural concerns




Cultural differences

Migration issues

Grief, loss & bereavement

Emotional abuse



Inner child work

Sleep disorders


Food disorders

Body dysmorphia

All other mental health issues

“I found Rima very easy to talk to. I instantly felt very comfortable with her which is a big deal for me. Rima really listens to me and I feel no judgement from her. She has helped me to open up and speak about very painful episodes in my life and help me to come to terms with my experiences. Rima has given me the tools to start to deal with my anxieties and PTSD, which has allowed me to become more confident in myself. I cannot thank her enough for the amazing impact she has had on my life.”


“Supervision sessions with Rima are always dynamic and rich thanks to her many years of experience and knowledge. She brings insightful reflections and strategies which have enabled me to work through some complex client cases and achieve positive outcomes. Rima provides a safe, warm space, where I feel I can be direct and transparent without fear of judgement or shame. She always allows me to take my time in sharing my client work, encouraging autonomy and self-reflection whilst working in a collaborative way, increasing my confidence and abilities as a practitioner.”


“I have been with Rima for years now and I have never felt more comfortable and understood by a therapist in my life. Rima is amazing at listening, understanding and providing tools to help with life’s journey. I have also found Rima’s multi-cultural background extremely helpful, as I myself come from an Arabic background and am living in the UK. Having someone that understands the subtle differences in cultures and how they may play a role in life experience has been extremely helpful and important to me. I have also recommended Rima to several of my friends. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Rima, you wont regret it. ”


Session Information

I offer a free 20-minute initial consultation, so you can get a sense of how I work, and what it feels like working with me. This will also give me a better understanding of your needs and how I can help. It is a chance for you to ask me whatever you might need to know about me and about working together.

How to make an appointment:

​To book a session you can complete my contact form or send me a direct email at rima@rw-therapy.com, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

How many sessions will be necessary varies based on several factors such as the nature of the issues you wish to address, your desired outcomes, and your personal preferences regarding the duration of therapy. Initially, sessions will be 'open-ended,' meaning they will continue until you feel prepared to conclude them. However, if you have a specific number of sessions in mind or a particular goal you wish to focus on, please communicate this at the outset so I can tailor a plan to suit your needs.


After the initial consultation, if you decide that you would like to work with me, you can tell me how much your weekly session fee will be, according to the sliding scale of fees. There is no need to show any proof of your income.


I believe that mutual trust and respect, transparency and fairness are important for

developing a good therapeutic relationship.

I also offer concessions for students and people on lower incomes and I am also able to accept payment via Bupa's health insurance scheme, as everyone should be able to access therapy.

Annual Income
Fees (Including Supervision)

Up to £40,000


£40,000 - £60,000


£60,000 - £80,000


£80,000 - £100,000


Over £100,000


Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how therapy works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to therapy, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

Please note: if you are in the UK and need urgent help, contact the  Samaritans or call the emergency services (dial 999).

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