Rohan Barua, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Rohan Barua

SE12TH Bengali, English, German, Hindi
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Rohan Barua, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Rohan Barua

SE12TH Bengali, English, German, Hindi
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My Approach

​Therapy provides a safe space to explore the issues and challenges you currently face. This may range from internal struggles with self-confidence, anxiety, depression and anger to relational issues with conflict and abuse. Alternatively you may seek to explore deeper existential issues around meaning and how to live a purposeful life. Through a series of non–judgemental and empathetic meetings we seek to develop your inner strength and tap into your potential seeking outcomes and solutions that nurture and support you.

Psychosynthesis is a holistic approach that acknowledges both the personal and transpersonal. It includes our mind, feelings and respects the wisdom in our bodies. It chooses not to instruct but acknowledges client's latent potential in finding solutions within themselves for the issues they face. It is inclusive and allows for creative methods like visualisations, drawing and music if appropriate to uncover hidden material whilst exploring ways that allow you to find some peace with the issues that challenge you

About Me

I hold a bachelor’s degree, a post graduate diploma and advanced diploma in Psychosynthesis therapy from the University of East London. He is an accredited member of the BACP and registered with the UKCP, an experienced coach, endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management and holds a trainers certificate from the Chambers of Commerce, Cologne.

With Indian father and a German mother, I feel comfortable supporting you explore issues with a significant multicultural and mixed -race context. I combine this experience of both Western and Eastern thinking with an open and non-judgemental attitude gained from a wide-ranging career that has to date spanned tourism, finance and the military.

My mixed race background lead me to train extensively in systemic work, looking at family dynamics and cultural context with a focus on impact of migration. He has worked extensively with a large number of people from the Indian subcontinent who are challenged with reconciling their culture of origin with the present culture they live in. In addition to working one to one in a therapeutic context Rohan also runs a number of workshops holding the systemic context.

Rohan has extensive experience in short term solution focused work having worked for a number of charities including The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Place 2 Be, St Christopher’s Hospice and most recently The NAZ project London as a supervisor.

Most recently Rohan has qualified as a relational supervisor and offers supervision to professionals from rage of fields including therapists.

His work is based on a sound ethical framework and is regularly supervised to maintain the highest standards.

Rohan offers his services in English, German, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali

I work with

  • Companies
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Anxiety and depression are normal human emotions. It is when these become disproportionate and overwhelm us that life becomes debilitating. My intention is to support you develop inner resilience to manage these powerful emotions. Having worked with a number of clients around depression, anxiety and panic attacks I see to allowing space for you to explore the issues. We may look at: Mindfulness: We focus on your feelings and look at how you can manage these, whilst recognising unhelpful thought patterns that make you feel worse. The intention would be to explore ways to self manage situations better. Context: We would be curious about triggers that lead to these feelings, as well as the historical context and traumatic events that may have played a role. Holding a greater awareness around these life experiences would potentially provide understanding and clarity, allowing you to choose supportive behavioural patterns. Causes of depression and anxiety can be deep rooted and these sessions can offer you the first steps of dealing with them.
Bereavement, grief and loss evoke painful experiences to integrate. Death and dying throw up difficult emotions, not just sadness and grief but more challenging feelings like guilt, anger and relief. Relationships come under pressure as people react differently to loss and family dynamics are altered as people seek to adjust to the change. It often has an impact on our health with symptoms ranging from loss of appetite to lack of energy. Changed circumstances may demand we undertake new and unfamiliar tasks requiring us to learn new skills. We may question our faith, who we are and what our purpose in life is. All this can be deeply confusing, unsettling and difficult to manage. Add to this societal taboo around speaking of death and the constant request to move on and get over the event can leave us feeling pressured, very alone and isolated. Our work would give you an opportunity to process your bereavement, be it recent or older. We would seek to explore how you could come terms with the situation. My hope is that therapy allows you manage the process and find some peace.
Our relationships and families can be a source of great support and strength or alternatively a source of anxiety and difficulty. Entangled and challenging relationships can have a huge impact and pull us into difficult or even destructive patterns. ​ Our attempt would be to uncover what lies hidden behind these entanglements. Part of this process would possibly be and exploration of what a good relationship may look like for you and what your needs are. At the same time I would support you recognise your family dynamic and how they impact upon you. It is useful to take a step back and get a larger holistic picture. Often migration and trauma experienced by previous generations can resonate through the system. Recognising these events is significant. It can allow you to recognise and let go of unhelpful dynamics. ​Our endeavour would be to see where you are in your relationships, how you can come to terms with the situation and allow yourself to move forward.
What does it mean to be queer (LGBTQI) and from a minority community? Do you have to come out? What are the consequences? How can you be happy, gay and be true to your heritage? These are some of the challenges facing LGBTQI clients from the BAME communities. Therapy can offer you an opportunity to explore what it means for you to be queer and how this can be reconciled with your background and the community you come from. We explore challenging feelings, possibly associated feelings of shame and guilt as well as the undermining thoughts. Should you come out? Or reflecting on your current circumstances would it be more appropriate for you to hold the tension and maintain silence? What are the consequences for you of either choice? I can not give you the answer but by exploring the issue I hope you may gain some more clarity on the best way forward for you. As a sex positive therapist I would support you explore questions around sex, disease including HIV and AIDs may arise and how you can remain safe. What social support networks are available to you and how can you meet like minded people that are supportive and appreciative of you and your sexuality? My hope is that through the sessions you gain some understanding of the place you find yourself in and how you can manage the situation.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy


Psychosynthesis Trust
92-94 Tooley Street
London Bridge
United Kingdom (UK)

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
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